Positive punk
in Ripped, torn and cut
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Before goth, there was positive punk, a term coined by Richard Cabut. Writing as Richard North for NME, he outlined the foundations of what later soon became known as goth. However, the influences, ideas and aesthetics of this were first developed in fanzines such as Cabut’s Kick. Here he recalls what informed his notion of a ‘positive punk’

Ripped, torn and cut

Pop, politics and punk fanzines from 1976


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