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.
the best of Punk magazine
New York :, !t :, HarperCollins Pub.,, c2012
xvii, 340,  p. :,ill. (some col.), facsim, ;,31 cm
Introduction. A visit to PUNK magazine / by Gary Storm
Prologue. 1972-1975 : "Systematic destruction of public property"
Issue one : November-December 1975. Punk dump
Issue two : January-February 1976. The next big thing!
Issue three : March 1976. Blitzkrieg pop
Issue four : April 1976. "Search and destroy"
Issue five : Summer 1976. Stalled in neutral
Issue six : October 1976. "The all-American boy"
Issue seven : Fall 1976. PUNK grows up
Issue eight : Winter 1976-77. "The death of PUNK"
Issue ten : Spring 1977. There is no Ged [sic]
Issue eleven : Summer 1977. Summer of Sam
Issue twelve : Fall-Winter 1977. PUNK sells out?
Issue fourteen : Winter 1978. Shooting the Pistols
Issue fifteen : Spring-Summer 1978. The monster that ate PUNK magazine
Issue sixteen : Fall 1978. The last annual PUNK awards
Issue seventeen : Spring 1979. Dead mag walking
Issue eighteen : Summer 1979. It's the end, the end of the '70s
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