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In the early 1980s, Pittsburgh’s punk rock scene emerged just as the steel industry was collapsing. According to the documentary Give Us A Chance: Pittsburgh Punk, “the shifting regional landscape, with its mill closings, historic employment loss, and eventual population flight into the suburbs, altered generations of individual families and communities, while creating new opportunities in its wake…

Coming of age in the American suburbs during the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was impossible to ignore the ubiquity of the backpatch as a cultural (and sartorial) statement.