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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

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

Jello Biafra, lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, dives into a New York City crowd in 1980 (left). Fans get rowdy at the show (right).

Ari Up of the Slits performs New York's Club 57 in 1980 (left). Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle, and Garth Smith of the Buzzcocks joke before a show (right).