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Re: Sex Pistols connection

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:25 pm
by BLAKESCREWE
Hardly Punk though is it? SELL OUT!!! :D :D

Re: Sex Pistols connection

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:55 am
by THE VICAR
"my era stil go to punk gigs now love to have seen albert with spiky hair and harold with a safty pin in his nose steptoe has been in tune with youth culture as mods and skinheads get metioned in steptoe yes love the sex pistols to long live steptoe and punk nick :D

Re: Sex Pistols connection

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:53 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
Time to revive this topic, we just wish it were for happier reasons :roll:.
The public burning of "£5 Million" worth of punk memorabilia on the Thames by a couple of unfathomably wealthy fashion designers, declaring “punk is dead!” from a moored barge (providing convenient access to photographers) while grinning so widely you can count their teeth...rather than auctioning the items and donating the money to charity at a time when poverty, disease and homelessness are skyrocketing not just in the UK but worldwide...
...ranks among the most obnoxious acts of juvenile self-aggrandizement since Nero and Agrippinilla.
But their preposterous hoax and subsequent mass media portrayal does provide an important case study in psychopathy, both human and corporate, that needs to be not just documented but thoroughly ridiculed as well. The unsubstantiated claim that ‘punk is dead’ has long been a recurring theme from those who hope to profit by it,
a patent deceit that got old a very long time ago, is a grotesque falsehood and self-perpetuating oversimplification.
http://observer.com/2016/11/joe-corres-bonfire-stunt-was-the-least-punk-protest-ever-and-a-hoax/.

Re: Sex Pistols connection

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:10 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
THE VICAR wrote:...skinheads get metioned in steptoe...long live steptoe and punk nick :D

Only just found this excellent film by Don Letts, “The Story of Skinhead”*(2016, BBC). Highly recommended, in it Don documents the multicultural roots of skinhead; a blend of Jamaican culture, working class Cockney and a shared love of ska, reggae, and then later, 2 tone. Originally, skinhead wasn’t racist at all: that unfortunate trend came later and can be laid at the door of inflammatory media mischaracterizations which influenced newcomers to the burgeoning scene, and backward political pundits eager to expand their base among impressionable young people. The same thing happened with punk, at its start (and I was there) audiences weren’t violent; that came later with an influx
of new kids…a few predisposed to violence, others saw demonstrably false exaggerations (yellow journalism)
on telly and ignorantly assumed violence was de rigueur behaviour. Actually, most of the violence was
directed at punks, not at each other. Has anyone mentioned Steve Jones’ hankie on his head?
I’m guessing that was inspired by Albert in P'orn Yesterday :o.
*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reGXa3vgeF4.