Tuesday, July 17 2007
"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.
Tuesday, March 20 2012
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.
Thursday, April 2 2009
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
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
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.
Friday, November 19 2010
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
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.