Along with its long-lasting influence on music, art, fashion and culture, the punk explosion in the late 1970s also fuelled a thriving underground press. A physical representation of punk’s DIY attitude, fanzines rebelled against established forms of expression, surviving outside of the mainstream media and providing a voice for a generation.
Punkzines features interviews with leading figures from the scene, including fanzine editors, bands, DJs, promoters and journalists, to provide exclusive anecdotes from this momentous period. Fully illustrated throughout, the book showcases original and rare artwork from celebrated fanzines such as Sniffin’ Glue, Bondage, 48 Thrills, Punk, Jamming!, London’s Burning, Ripped & Torn and many more.
Punkzines is the definitive visual guide to a crucial part of British and global subculture.
Magnificently weighty, exhaustive treasure trove of DIY culture, scrawled enthusiasms, cut-and-paste diatribes and just general good fun. - Classic Rock
DJ modcasters explore a crucial period of UK fanzine culture, with rare artwork. - Mojo
Authors: Eddie Piller and Steve Rowland
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Release date: 8 April 2021
Format: Paperback, 176 pages