The Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks is a solid album of the punk era, but it neither reflects the most explosive music of the era nor the most creative.
Haute couture designers tap into the socio-political commentary of punk’s confrontational attire to reflect upon societal decay–and to satirize high fashion.
Ask most punk fans today to name their top ten punk songs and bands and it's likely that the Ramones, Sex Pistols and the Clash will still be there.
PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form, including anthems of great popularity and obscurity alike. Stay tuned all week as we unveil the top 100.
With a new PiL album and an autobiography out, the former Johnny Rotten looks back on his 59 years, calling them “strange” with “a serious learning curve” in his earliest days.