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176 Pages, 8.25 x 10.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $33.99)

Publication Date: July 2021

ISBN 9781913172138

Rights: US & CA

Omnibus Press (Jul 2021)

Price: $24.99


An original book that documents the DIY culture of fanzines coming out of the Punk explosion of the mid 70's and its various subculture offshoots that followed into the 80s

Fully illustrated with original artwork and photography, Punkzines explores the inspiration of Science Fiction and Rock fanzines of the early 70s, the influence of Jamie Reid's situationist Suburban Press on Punk's first celebrated UK Punkzine Sniffin' Glue and the first wave of Punkzines in the UK and America, the global impact and Punk subcultures that followed from New wave, Anarcho, Post Punk, Hardcore, and Street Punk, to Riot Grrl. Interviews with leading figures from the scene including fanzine editors, bands, DJ's, promoters, journalists, and main 'faces' provide exclusive behind the scenes stories, anecdotes, and memories. Fully illustrated with original, rare artwork from key issues as well as front covers and spreads from celebrated fanzines including Sniffin' Glue, Bondage, 48 Thrills, Punk, Jamming, London's Burning, Kingdom Come, Ripped and Torn, Chainsaw, Alternative Ulster, Negative Reaction, Panache, Vague Allied Propaganda and many more.

Author Biography

Eddie Piller is a British DJ, radio show host, and founder/managing director of Acid Jazz Records. Steve Rowland has DJ'd for many bands from Buzzcocks to Saint Etienne, curated record exhibitions in-store with Fred Perry, hosted club nights in Brighton and most recently co-authored the book Modzines, fanzine culture from the Mod revival, with Eddie Piller. Steve currently hosts 2 radio shows on Totally Wired Radio and and still spends too much time being a Rude Boy.