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Punk’s not dead

A wave of nostalgia shows the meaning behind the moaning

By Vivien Goldman   October 2012

Burmese punks gather to celebrate on the eve of Thingyan, a four-day water festival ushering in Myanmar’s New Year, April 2012

In all these years, why has no movement superseded punk for pure outrage? Decades after the Sex Pistols appalled and thrilled, we continue to crave punk’s feisty, DIY spirit. As curators everywhere scrabble for tatty flyers and ’zines that most punks’ mums chucked years ago, a new book comes stomping like Godzilla into the busy new world of punk studies. It’s a big one, complete with its own exhibition, the…

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