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Billie Joe Armstrong on The Stooges

I sent Bob Gruen a PKM t-shirt to France, cause he was on tour with Green Day. It was when we were first launching the website. I sent a note in the package that read, "Bob, take the shirt out of the package, put the t-shirt on Billie Joe, now take the fucking picture!" Bob handed the note to Billie Joe, who said, "I guess we'd better do what he says..." -Legs McNeil...
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Mutant Monster Surfboard – Part 2

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein with the surfboard from Punk Magazine's Mutant Monster Beach Party. NYC 1977. The entire Punk Magazine #15 Mutant Monster Beach Party issue has been reprinted in The Best Of Punk Magazine, edited by John Holmstrom and Bridget Hurd. This picture were taken on the "set" of the opening scene, which was the street just outside the door of Chris and Debbies loft. There just happened to be a Jaguar parked there, and the owner came by let us incorporate it into the scene. He even put the top down. -Tom Hearn...

Mutant Monster Surfboard – Part 1

Legs borrowing his brother Craig's surfboard to use in Punk Magazine's Mutant Monster Beach Party in 1977. He was taking it on the train from New Haven to Grand Central. I don't think Craig actually gave him permission to use it, but I know Craig never saw that board again. It was last seen in the possession of Joey Ramone....
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P.K.M. Book Review: How Loathsome

how loathsome

By Tristan Crane and Ted Naifeh

Review by Legs McNeil

HOW_LOATHSOME Graphic Novel How Loathsome is really hard to describe, so I will let one of the writer’s and illustrator, Ted Naifeh, in a 2006 interview with Manolis Vamvounis, for the website, begin to explain it to you: “How Loathsome is a faux-autobiographical comic about a semi-gender-queer person named Catherine Gore, who lives in San Francisco. The story kicks off when she meets Chloe, a gorgeous transsexual girl, at an S&M play party. Problem is, Chloe isn’t attracted to girls, and though she’s eager for men to see her as female, she can’t get past the fact that Catherine isn’t really male.” Got it? We didn’t think so.  ...