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Tuesday, July 17 2007

Part 3: Curtis Mayfield to The English Beat (1970-1980)

"Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine, go down .." Julie Andrews sang in Mary Poppins. Indeed, a bitter dose of angry words in need of saying, and set to a beat, quite effectively gets heard.


Columns

Tuesday, March 20 2012

Sex Pistols: Pun(k)s, Pranks, and Provocations

At a time when factions of the punk movement were trying to establish a collective identity, Johnny Rotten maintained an outsider stance while ripping into the darlings of the hip punk set with the same ferocity he applied to the living dinosaurs of establishment rock.


Reviews

Thursday, April 2 2009

The Sex Pistols: There'll Always Be an England

Temple first provides the background out of which the boys and indeed, the whole punk movement emerged, before going on to debunk some of the myths and to substantiate some others.


Tuesday, July 26 2005

The Sex Pistols: The Great Rock and Roll Swindle [DVD]

Still, 250 hours of footage, and none of it showed up on this DVD...? Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"


Tuesday, July 16 2002

The Sex Pistols: self-titled

As the Pistols geared up for the release of 'God Save the Queen', scores of youths, scattered around Europe and elsewhere, sensed the imminent revolution: They dismissed David Bowie and Gary Glitter as bourgeois, listened to 'Anarchy in the UK', and as the last act of defiance, wore safety pins on their school uniforms.


Blogs

Friday, November 19 2010

Counterbalance No. 10: 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols'

The Spirit of ’77 abounds as the Sex Pistols round out the Top Ten on the Big List. Mendelsohn and Klinger take a cheap holiday in other people’s misery. Right. Now.


Thursday, April 8 2010

World's Famous - The Death and Life of Malcolm McLaren

Through a string of genre-hopping musical explorations, he was at best a visionary, at worst a journalist in thrall to the sights and sounds of the streets, whether those found in the Bronx or Johannesburg or Vienna.


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