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Zerox Machine : Punk, Post-Punk and Fanzines in Britain, 1976-1988

Matthew Worley
Format: Paperback
Publisher: REAKTION BOOKS
Published: April 1, 2024
ISBN: 9781789148596
352 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£20.00

‘No punk revisionist clichés but a proper and scholarly examination of a fascinating phenomenon.’ – Jon Savage

‘Matthew Worley’s book is the definitive study of punk and postpunk fanzine culture. If you want to know why zines mattered – why zines got people so excited – this is where you should start. ‘ – Simon Reynolds, author of Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978–1984

Zerox Machine is an immersive journey through the vibrant history of British punk and its associated fanzines from 1976 to 1988. Drawing on an extensive range of previously unpublished materials sourced from private collections across the UK, Matthew Worley describes and analyses this transformative era, providing an intimate glimpse into the hopes and anxieties that shaped a generation.
Far more than a showcase of covers, this book examines the fanzines themselves, offering a rich tapestry of first-hand accounts, personal stories and subcultural reflections. Through meticulous research and insightful analysis, Matthew Worley captures the spirit and essence of British youth culture, not only shedding new light on a pivotal movement in music history but crafting a unique alternative history of Britain in the 1970s and ’80s.

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