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Ripped, torn and cut: Pop, politics and punk fanzines from 1976

Keith Gildart, Anna Gough-Yates, Sian Lincoln, Bill Osgerby, Lucy Robinson, John Street, Pete Webb, and Matthew Worley

Abstract

Ripped, torn and cut offers a collection of original essays exploring the motivations behind – and the politics within – the multitude of fanzines that emerged in the wake of British punk from 1976. Sniffin’ Glue (1976–77), Mark Perry’s iconic punk fanzine, was but the first of many, paving the way for hundreds of home-made magazines to be cut and pasted in bedrooms across the UK. From these, glimpses into provincial cultures, teenage style wars and formative political ideas may be gleaned. An alternative history, away from the often-condescending glare of London’s media and music industry, ca ... More

Keywords: Fanzines, Punk, Subculture, Counterculture, Politics, Popular Music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526120595
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526120595.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Gildart, editor
University of Wolverhampton

Anna Gough-Yates, editor
University of Roehampton

Sian Lincoln, editor
Liverpool John Moores University

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Introduction: adventures in reality: why (punk) fanzines matter

Matthew Worley, Keith Gildart, Anna Gough-Yates, Sian Lincoln, Bill Osgerby, Lucy Robinson, John Street, Pete Webb

I Going underground: process and place

II Communiqués and Sellotape: constructing cultures

III Memos from the frontline: locating the source

13 Kick: positive punk

Richard Cabut

IV Global communications: continuities and distinctions

End Matter