The Punk Scene and the National Music Press in France (1976–1978): ‘Dangerous Liaisons’?

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music book series (PSHSPM)


In the years 1976–1978, in France as well as in Britain and the United States, a number of bands emerged that called themselves ‘punk’, with disruptive and violent ideas against the Establishment, hippies and the musical codes of the time. It is from the press, in particular those periodicals specializing in music (Best and Rock&Folk), that the importance can be estimated of this ‘punk explosion’ that deeply called into question the society of the time: hence the press participated in the mainstreamization of this musical movement. The purpose of this chapter is to analyse the ‘dangerous liaisons’ the media had with the punk scene during these two pivotal years.


Punk Media France 1976/1978 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BordeauxBordeauxFrance
  2. 2.CNRSToursFrance

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