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JOHN HOLSTROM / PUNK Magazine - the complete set

JOHN HOLSTROM / PUNK Magazine - the complete set

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John Holmstrom
PUNK Magazine (complete set)  1975 - 1979
17 magazines, 21 x 29cm each

Condition: Most excellent, light wear.

This is the complete run of 15 issues in total, numbered 1-17 (issues 9 and 13 were never printed) with rare D.O.A. Official Filmbook and the Special Anniversary edition. 

Individual issues listed on the LANDSLIDE website for specific details!

Punk Magazine was a seminal publication that played a pivotal role in the emergence and popularization of punk rock and punk culture in the United States during the mid-1970s. Founded by John Holmstrom, Ged Dunn, and Legs McNeil, Punk Magazine was a DIY venture that encapsulated the rebellious and counter cultural spirit of the punk movement. The term “punk” was previously used by Creem Magazine to describe the kind of music that was developing parallel to the excessive arena rock bands that developed following the late 1960’s. Punk Magazine came out just as The Velvet Underground, MC5, and Iggy & The Stooges had broken up but just in time for The Ramones, The Dictators, and Television.

Using photographs taken by staff photographers Roberta Bayley and Bob Gruen among others, the magazine’s layout was like a comic book, with panels overlaid with text bubbles. After fifteen issues, the publication came to an end in 1979. John Holmstrom would go on to publish several other underground comic magazines including Stop! and Comical Funnies and was a regular contributor to High Times. The John Holmstrom & Punk Magazine Lot contains an entire run of the original Punk Magazine as well as the D.O.A. Film Book and the revived Punk Special Edition.

Featuring The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Television, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Blondie, The Dictators, Destroy All Monsters, Iggy Pop, James Chance, The Clash and all sorts of early punk celebrities were profiled and lampooned in the pages of Holmstrom's now-classic Punk


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