Punk77!May 26, 2008
- * Jayne County
I recently picked up a Near Mint copy of the New York Dolls Ep on Kamera Records, and I didn’t even know how rare it was until I got home and did some research. As it turns out, another score from this innocent purchase was that I stumbled upon www.punk77.co.uk, a really nice looking site that has TONS of information about rare bands and performers from punk’s peak:
Punk77! is a history of UK Punk Rock from 1976-79: Featuring an A-Z of punk bands from Adam and The Ants to The Sex Pistols to X Ray Spex, fanzines, punk girls, rare record sleeves, audio clips, fashion, punk rock lyrics, interviews and loads of pictures.
Besides having a strong list of women in punk, it also has this piece written by Jayne County, a history making punk transwoman who is still kicking it today. The story is about the early days of NYC’s Roxy Club and the beginning of it all, written casually and fabulously.