The History of Punk, Class #19

The History of Punk
Monday 3 February 7:30PM
Location: Humanities Centre 1-14, The University of Alberta
All-Ages & All-Welcome

“Fanzines” 

MRR

Fanzines were publications that sprung out of local music scenes to engage and document the community. In the days before websites, blogs, and social media, they also served to connect participants of various local scenes with each other, and issues that concerned all of them.

Created and published by a scene’s actual participants, fanzines were a direct link to the music, ideas and debates that emerged within the community. Thus, they offered unique insights and showcased the relationship between participants as they negotiated with the various characteristics shaping the milieu.

In this seminar, we will examine different fanzines from throughout the punk network, and discuss the role they played in their particular scene. We will also look at fanzines that had a reach outside their local community and the impact this had in terms of developing a network of communication outside the mainstream.

In addition, we will discuss the a fanzine as an historical source.

Readings:
Fanzines
Punk Fanzines
Mark Perry gives birth to fanzine culture
Maximum Rocknroll Archive
Punk Planet
Raising the Maximum Punk Age
The Kids Are Alright
Czech Scene Report – Maximum Rocknroll #42 November 1986
Marchetto, Tune in, Turn On, Go Punk
“Radio Free Lithuania” Flagpole Magazine

Playlist:
Mark Perry talks about Sniffin’ Glue Fanzine
1980 BBC documentary about Guttersnipe Punk Fanzine
We Are The Writing On The Wall
NOFX – “I’m Telling Tim”
Guttermouth – “Baker’s Dozen” 

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