‘Pam ponders Paul Morley’s cat’
City Fun and the politics of post-punk
in Ripped, torn and cut
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By examining the Manchester fanzine City Fun, David Wilkinson asks how fanzines captured the conflicted and evolving politics of the British counterculture as it mutated, fragmented and fed into punk, post-punk and beyond against a backdrop of collapsing post-war welfare-capitalism and the rise of Thatcherite neoliberalism.

Ripped, torn and cut

Pop, politics and punk fanzines from 1976


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