September 27, 2023
Music History

Fun: A How-to-be-a-Punk Guide from 1977

If you’re of a certain age, you may remember The Great Grunge Hoax of 1992, a story that purported to explain the finer points of how to be “grunge.” Even the New York Times fell for it. Bunch of lamestains…

Now let’s rewind to 1977 when this was published with deadly earnestness.

How to Look Punk

How to Look Punk 2

How to Look Punk 3

If you want the whole story–they’ve scanned the entire issue–check out Flashbak.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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