Item #140945776 Punk Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 2 (July 30, 1973). Billy Altman, Lester Bangs, Richard Meltzer.
Punk Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 2 (July 30, 1973)
Punk Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 2 (July 30, 1973)

Punk Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 2 (July 30, 1973)

Buffalo, NY: Punk Magazine Inc., 1973.

The second issue of Buffalo's Punk Magazine-- a predecessor of the much better-known New York City periodical with the same name by two years. 20 pp. Tabloid format newspaper. Very Good with horizontal fold, evenly toned, diagonal closed edge tear on first two leaves. Rare.

An important, unjustly obscure short-lived garage/ proto-punk periodical issued by a University of Buffalo student with articles by leading rock critics Lester Bangs and Richard Meltzer. A primary source of "punk" as a musical term came earlier in January 1973 with Greg Shaw's review of the Nuggets compilation in Rolling Stone, "Punk Rock: The Arrogant Underbelly of Sixties Pop." That was a garage compilation, though, as the music subgenre did not quite exist yet, and this issue focuses on '60s acts like Blue Cheer and their considerably poppier contemporaries as well as oddballs such as Wild Man Fischer. Item #140945776

Price: $1,200.00