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The Best of Punk Magazine

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Baker & Taylor
Including rare and unseen photos, essays, interviews and handwritten contributions from the likes of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry and the Sex Pistols, this brilliant volume collects the very best of the iconic magazine that defined an era and became the Bible of the Punk movement. 25,000 first printing.

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.

& Taylor

Punk, the legendary magazine that defined an era, finds new life in this anthology featuring original articles along with behind-the-scenes commentary and the back story on each issue as told by editor-in-chief John Holmstrom. If you're a lifelong punk, or one just discovering what punk is all about, this is the chance see the history of the movement come back to life.
Showcases the best of the iconic magazine that defined an era and became the bible of the punk movement, featuring rare photos, essays, interviews, and handwritten contributions from Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, the Sex Pistols, and others.

Publisher: New York : !t : HarperCollins Pub., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061958359
Branch Call Number: 784 P
Characteristics: xvii, [354] p. ill. (some col.), facsim, ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Holmstrom, John
Hurd, Bridget


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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Punk: The Best of Punk Magazine follows the history of New York City's Bowery music scene with actual reprints of the homemade zine's existence from 1976 to 1980. What's captured on these black and white pages is an anti-movement—a reaction against the well-intentioned but ultimately toothless peace and love ethos of the late 60's.

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Nov 17, 2013
  • ISTALKYOURBOOKS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 12, 2013
  • Bewlay rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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


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