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Pre-Punk Rock

Jon Savage, Ugly Things, February 2008

NOTE: This was written as an introduction to a brilliant Ugly Things article by Johan Kugelberg called "No More Jubilees: Punk Before Punk", which aimed to have fun in illustrating the fact that Punk was not quite the totally radical break that it presented itself as. In fact, it was an idea that had been germinating in the US, in Europe and the UK for a few years. Ugly Things is a great fanzine and is mandatory for anyone who loves '50s and '60s and '70s pop culture.

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