Monday, October 19, 2009

cf K-punk's nihilation, Julie Burchill column from The Face, December 1980, contrasting "Rock's Rich Tapestry" versus her own tunnel visionary fixation on Punk, her fidelity to the Event of 1977:

"The Sex Pistols were about destroying the rock monolith; the Clash were about rescuing it…. [Punk was] not just another fashion, Peter York, because a fashion does not turn everything sour with its passing, a fashion does not destroy the hope of a huge money-drenched monolith… A fashion is a tranquiliser; Rotten was the biggest stimulant--Do Something!--this country has seen since Winston Churchill. After the Knowledge the Sex Pistols offered you, how can you ever forgive all these bands for being around?"

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