The Best of Punk Magazine

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Launched in 1976, Punk magazine announced an exploding youth movement, a new direction in American counterculture. Punk was to magazines what the stage at CBGB was to music: the gritty, live-wired, throbbing center of the punk universe. Despite its low-rent origins, the mag was an overnight success in the underground music scene, selling out every print run across the US and UK. Every musician who appeared on the cover of Punk became an icon of the era. But Punk not only championed music, it became a launching pad for writers, artists, cartoonists, and graphic designers. And the wacky, sardonic, slapstick vibe of the magazine resonated with an international army of music fanatics who were ready to burn their bell bottoms and stage-dive into the punk universe. The Best of Punk Magazine collects the best of these pages into the ultimate, must-have anthology: Interviews with the Ramones, Sex Pistols, John Cale and Brian Eno Photos by Roberta Bayley David Godlis, and Bob Gruen Cartoons by R. Crumb, Bobby London, and John Holmstrom The articles that formed the groundwork for Please Kill Me, the legendary oral history of punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain Two "graphic novels"--The Legend of Nick Detroit and Mutant Monster Beach Party--told through photographs featuring Debbie Harry, Joey Ramone, Richard Hell, Andy Warhol, Peter Wolf, and David Johansen The Best of Punk Magazine is a must-have for people who love punk rock music, comics, fanzines, Blondie, the Ramones, Lou Reed, the Velvet Underground, the Sex Pistols, and the legendary CBGB scene.

Publisher: New York :, !t :, HarperCollins Pub.,, [2012], ©2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0061958352
Branch Call Number: 781.66 Pu
Characteristics: xvii, 340 pages, 14 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Hurd, Bridget
Holmstrom, John


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Apr 24, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Punk: The Best of Punk Magazine follows the history of New York City's Bowery music scene with actual reprints of the homemade zine's existence from 1976 to 1980. What's captured on these black and white pages is an anti-movement—a reaction against the well-intentioned but ultimately toothless peace and love ethos of the late 60's.

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Nov 17, 2013
  • ISTALKYOURBOOKS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I had this book on hold since summer. My first thought was Wow, never expected it to be so huge. But I was not disappointed. If you a person who likes punk or getting into the scene, this book is for you.

Jun 12, 2013
  • Bewlay rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fun compilation of this legendary punk rock zine. Recommended for music nerds.


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