26 Pictures That Show Just How Hardcore ’70s Punk Really Was

"All punk is is attitude. That's what makes it. The attitude." —Joey Ramone

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Wayne County of Wayne County & the Electric Chairs performs in New York City (left). Soo Catwoman poses for a picture at a show (right).

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In this 1977 picture, Joan Jett of the Runaways, Debbie Harry of Blondie, David Johansen of the New York Dolls, and Joey Ramone of the Ramones pose for a portrait together.

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November 1977: Fee Waybill, singer of the Tubes, sings as his stage persona "Mondo Bondage," his body bound in barbed wire and his head pierced by nails and screws.