New York Rocker July/Aug 1982. Issue no 52. The New York Rocker, a smaller competitor of Punk magazine, was founded in 1976 by Alan Betrock and reached its largest circulation in1979. Betrock’s vision was less political than Leonard Abrams’, focusing specifically on the city’s musical output. Feature with August Darnell/Kid Creole. Articles on Chas Jankel, Pylon, Mission of Burma, dB's, B52's, Dead Kennedys and more.