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.
Not a definitive work on the NYC music scene, but it does provide an excellent view into the CBGB-related band scene. Read morePublished 2 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 10 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 14 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 14 months ago by Carlos Cardona
New York City in the 1970s was dangerous.
Crime was up. The Yankees sucked. Times Square, the "Crossroads of the World," was known more for its porn, prostitutes, and... Read more
Buy it NOW! ..why ? Because its great...nothing more to add just buy and treasure it for those who were, those whove we lost and miss so much and THOSE t
WISH... Read more
Yes! This is what you need to get an idea of what Punk was "back in the day."
A lot of entertaining information--you'll notice the writers weren't afraid to... Read more
When I was very young this was one of my earliest exposure to Punk Rock. And it still feels as fresh and charged as when the original magazine was published. Read morePublished 18 months ago by richard haggen