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:
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.
Bought this book as a gift for friends of mine. they were very pleased with it.Published 25 days ago by M. Carlson
Exceeded expectations by far. If it's not a bound periodical of all the issues of Punk ever made, in their entirety, it sure looks and feels like one. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scott Coblio
If you have any interest in this subject you must own this.
the Lou Reed and David Johansen interviews are true classics.
Not a definitive work on the NYC music scene, but it does provide an excellent view into the CBGB-related band scene. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dennis L. B.
For some crazy reason I thought these would be the full issues. What were they, 16 pages each?
Still, very nicely printed and bound, and some great content.
I was a few years too young to experience Punk Magazine when it was originally out. This book is a Godsend for those into the early history of punk. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Howard Griggs
I really enjoyed this book. It tells a great story of a magazine, a special period in history, and is a lot of fun. It makes me want to go out and collect the back issues.Published 18 months ago by John Adams
I have several original issues of PUNK Magazine that are sealed because they're in mint condition. Having this book is a gem that I can share on the coffee table!Published 19 months ago by Carlos In Detroit