MSU showcases zines from the days of punk titans

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    via Lansing City Pulse

    by Dennis Burck

    See the Ramones, the Velvet Underground, the Clash, the Sex Pistols, Blondie and, oddly enough, Fatboy Slim as angst ridden teenagers, before they were known as revolutionary musical icons, at MSU Special Collections’ latest exhibit.

    “The magazines that existed at the time weren’t going to cover punk like it needed to be covered, so you took it upon yourself to build the scene,” curator Joshua Barton said.

    “In the same way as punk music, kids took the means of production into their own hands. At the time, they didn’t have social networking websites to build a scene with, so there needed to be some sort of other infrastructure built.”

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