Punk Mags (New Rags)

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Here are a few publications you might find interesting, but bear in mind that the list is beavily slanted towards the major metropolitan centers. There should be fan magazines of some sort in most areas of the country--if you're interested, seek them out and support them. If there aren't any in your neck of the woods and you think one should exist, find some like-minded friends and start one.

New Musical Express (for subscription information write to NME By Post, c/o Jim Watts, Room 2613, Kings Reach Tower, Stamford St., London, England SEI 9LS.) Easily the most interesting, entertaining and informative music publication in existence. You'll have to get used to having some of your favorite American artists trashed unmercifully, but NME will certainly keep you posted on the English and underground American music world.

New York Rocker (166 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010) The Rocker was giving the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie major coverage well before the mainstream press caught on and covers the English, West Coast and Midwestern scenes as well. Lots of typically arty, New-York-is-the-center-of-the-universe attitudes, but it's well worth it.

Slash (P.O. Box #48888, Los Angeles, CA 90046) Abusive, abrasive, often profane, hard-core Punk ideologues and proud of it, Slash combines enthusiastic coverage of the local LA punk scene with interviews with visiting dignitaries.


Trouser Press (147 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036) The most mainstream of the American fanzines in style and content, Trouser Press focuses on English artists from the Pistols to Genesis and underground American artists as well as mainstreamers like Cheap Trick and the Cars.