The Best Of Punk Magazine

Hardcover | December 18, 2012

byJohn Holmstrom

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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.

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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 na...

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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, selli...

John Holmstrom is a cartoonist and writer and co-founder (with Legs McNeil) ofPunkmagazine. He illustrated the covers of the Ramones albumsRocket to RussiaandRoad to Ruin, and created the characters Bosko and Joe, which were published in Scholastic'sBananasmagazine from 1975-1984, as well as inStop! Magazine,Comical Funnies,Twist, andH...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:372 pages, 11.75 × 9 × 1.14 inPublished:December 18, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061958352

ISBN - 13:9780061958359

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“Though it only existed from 1976-1980, Punk Magazine captured the zeitgeist of New York’s punk music scene as it emerged from a few ramshackle clubs (most notably CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City) to the national and international stage.”