Punk

Punk

The Best of Punk Magazine

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The very best of Punk--the legendary magazine thatdefined an era--finds new life in this stunning anthology, featuring originalarticles along with behind-the-scenes commentary and the backstory on eachissue as told by editor-in-chief John Holmstrom. Punkwas the Bible of the urban counterculture movement. It not only gave punkmusic its name, but influenced the East Village art scene and steered the punkaesthetic and attitude. The Best of Punk Magazine includes high-qualityreprints of hard-to-find original issues, as well as rare and unseen photos,essays, interviews, and even handwritten contributions from the likes of AndyWarhol, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, Lester Bangs,Legs McNeil, Lenny Kaye, and many more. For collectors, lifelong punks, andthose just discovering what punk is all about, this is the chance see thehistory of the movement come back to life.
Publisher: New York : !t : HarperCollins Pub., [2012], ©2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061958359
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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Punk Magazine was a short lived, independently produced publication that helped define the look of the 1970s New York scene. Full of comics and interviews, Punk Magazine is as funny and revelatory as it was 40 years ago.

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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

Sloppy but fun encapsulates the Punk Magazine ethos. The interviews alone are fantastic primary documents of the scene at the time, but these issues also have great side pieces, like a mad-lib section where you plug in the words to your own blues song, the Punk of The Month feature, and Punk's To... Read More »


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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

Sloppy but fun encapsulates the Punk Magazine ethos. The interviews alone are fantastic primary documents of the scene at the time, but these issues also have great side pieces, like a mad-lib section where you plug in the words to your own blues song, the Punk of The Month feature, and Punk's Top 100, a bizarre list of what the magazine liked at the time of each issue. Star Wars ranks pretty high; everyone loves Star Wars.

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ISTALKYOURBOOKS Nov 17, 2013

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.

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Jun 12, 2013

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

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