Wednesday, December 7

Fanzines from the 1970s

"I started buying music fanzines in the late 1970s, and although most of them subsequently got lost or thrown away over the years I still have a few good ones from the punk and immediate post-punk era. Fanzines about various subjects had existed before, but the new wave of zines that emerged alongside the punk rock explosion (and in parallel with independent record labels, shops and distribution channels), became a vibrant DIY subculture channelling punk’s 'anybody can do this' attitude into print. These fanzines captured the energy and excitement of punk rock as it was actually happening. ..."
W - Punk zine

2014 December: Paper Trail, 2016 May: Punk 1976-78