Ripped and Torn, 1976‑1979: The Loudest Punk Fanzine
Ripped and Torn was one of the first punk fanzines. It ran for eighteen issues from 1976 documenting the UK and US punk scene. Published by Ecstatic Peace Library along with Omnibus Press. Introduction by Thurston Moore
“Of course I have no quote for the Ripped & Torn collection. I just will never be as excited about the kids being excited about being the kids… but it was people like Tony Drayton I depended on to have a place in the world.” – Richard Hell
‘By punks and for punks, Ripped and Torn is a fascinating document of the punk subculture and a sacred text of DIY culture’ – Rough Trade.
#2 Rough Trade Book of the Year.