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The Failure of Punk Rock in America: Where It All Started

…well, at least for me.

For curiosity seekers, this is my thesis paper from 11th grade on why punk rock never made a foothold in America (which was quite true at the time). It failed to take into account the influence of commercial radio, but otherwise, in many respects, it still holds up. At least as a document of a cultural moment.

Click to download PDF of full paper!

Click to download PDF of full paper!