“Many things in [“Straight to Hell”] and “Meat” are, from the viewpoint of the middle class, their…”

Many things in [“Straight to Hell”] and “Meat” are, from the viewpoint of the middle class, their worst fears made flesh. Instead of being awed and fearing priests, police officers, sailors, marines, teachers, cardinals, jocks, soldiers, students and other “respectables”–we want to bring them to bed with us. All the capitalist toilet training gets flushed away in many golden showers. [“Straight to Hell”] and “Meat” do not just invert middle-class values; more profoundly, they enunciate cocksucker values.

“Meat” may be the most moral book ever assembled: a morality of participants in which being “good” is giving a good blow or rim job, being “good” is being hot and hard, being “good” is letting it all come out: sweat, shit, piss, spit, cum; being “good” is being able to take it all, take it all the way.



- Charley Shively, Introduction to “Meat”, a Straight to Hell anthology (downloadable here), published 1981 (via hardlickssoftholes-blog)
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