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England's Dreaming: Punk Rock not Punk
|Posted by:||Jack Prussia|
|Posted on:|| 30 Mar 2002|| |
Speaking as someone who bought the records and went to the gigs at the time, let's set the UK Punk Record Straight: There have always been two 'Punks' - Punk Rock (focussing on individual ideas of rebellion/expression), born in two separate incarnations in the US and UK (in the latter case the first bands were The Sex Pistols, The Stranglers, The Damned and I would argue the initial lineup of Ultravox!), then Punk, the media-mediated construct of social realist fakery inspired by The Clash, who reduced everything to poorly-thought out agit-prop. It was either obvious to the listener at the time or not - when Lydon sang 'Anarchy In The UK', he wasn't really talking about taking up the Black Flag...
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| ||p.s. by rudeboy666, 29 Mar 2002|
| ||England's Dreaming: Punk Rock not Punk by Jack Prussia, 30 Mar 2002|