SUBURBAN STRUGGLE Fanzine: The campaign to suppress punk in Costa Mesa, Ca. 1978-81 *restocked*

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Amazing history of an early Orange County venue, Costa Mesa’s the Cuckoo’s Nest, as told entirely through police reports and public documents. Divided into chronological order, with an absolutely stunning cut and paste aesthetic, Suburban Struggle is a fascinating look at how punk was viewed by the “normal” populace. It reads as a pretty classic case of a venue’s demise: shows get put on, punks show up, have issues with the neighbours, concerns of property values and “children’s safety” arises, venue shuts down. Whilst told through public records, the editor does a fantastic job of parsing through them and providing a summation of each chapter. While some of the pages suffer from a little too much photocopy manipulation that makes them difficult to decipher, the vast majority of it is a visual wonder. Beautifully-done and essential for fans of early L.A. area punk.

A5, 132 pages

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