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Hear Siouxsie Sioux’s Powerful Isolated Vocals on “The Killing Jar,” “Hong Kong Garden,” “Cities In Dust” & “Kiss Them for Me”

Like hundreds of other teenagers in late seventies England, Susan Ballion, better known as Siouxsie Sioux, embraced the anyone-can-do-it-ness of punk after seeing the Sex Pistols. In 1976, already a tastemaker in the scene, she threw a band together with Sid Vicious on drums, and with no practice, or even any songs, they got onstage, and improvised a 20-minute rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer.” There launched the career of a post-punk, dark pop legend, spanning that first anarchic gig, th...
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The Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious Sings Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”: Is Nothing Sacred?

In the great garden of forking paths and alternative timelines there are two other versions of The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle that Julian Temple never directed. One would have been directed by Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame, but “he behaved gloriously badly to Malcolm (McLaren)” according to John Lydon many years later. The other was to be written by film critic Roger Ebert and directed by buxom beauty lover Russ Meyer (who Lydon called "shabby” and “a senile old git.”) But you do h...
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A Short History of Punk: From Late 50s Rockabilly and Garage Rock to The Ramones & Sex Pistols

Seems there was a time when the dominant story of punk was the story of British punk. If you knew nothing else, you knew the name Sid Vicious, and that seemed to sum it up. Maybe it was only in the mid-nineties, around the time Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain released Please Kill Me: the Uncensored Oral History of Punk that more people began to popularly understand the lineage of late sixties garage rock, the Velvet Underground, Detroit’s Iggy and the Stooges, and the early CBGB scene in ...
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Today in History for February 2nd

Highlights of this day in history include: World War II's Battle of Stalingrad ends; Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda; author James Joyce born; dancer-actor-coreographer Gene Kelly dies; punk rocker Sid Vicious dies. (Feb. 2)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Uganda, Idi Amin, James Joyce, Gene Kelly, Stalingrad, Sid Vicious


Three Chords and the Truth: The Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash

None As much as punk exists as a subculture, style, attitude, and artistic aesthetic, it is—first and foremost—a musical phenomenon. But what constitutes the sound of punk rock? And how far and wide should the net be cast in capturing songs that can credibly be designated punk? Can punk be mapped when the borders and districting are so regularly contested geographically, historically, and artistically? In assessing the journey of punk—from its foundations to its mutations and manifestations—cri...
Tags: Feature, The Clash, Music, UK, England, New York, London, US, Britain, Bob Dylan, Punk, The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Martin, Don, Joey


'Punks Not Dead,' And Neither Is This Intrepid Granny

David Barnett and Martin Simmonds' comic about a troubled teen haunted by the ghost of Sid Vicious really gets going when it introduces centenarian (but immortal) ghost-buster Dorothy Culpepper.(Image credit: )
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The Top 10 Punk Rock Documentaries on Amazon Prime

The top 10 punk rock documentaries on Amazon Prime Amazon Prime sure has a lot of punk rock-related documentaries. Some are great, some really aren’t. Deciding which ones to watch could take ages! That’s why we’ve decided to do the research for you. All Dolled Up (2005) All Dolled Up begins with footage of the New York Dolls pretending to be a group of gangsters called the Lipstick Killers. They’re certainly a moral threat. These boys swear, dress like trashy women, and scream when they ...
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The Top 10 ’80s Movie Soundtracks

The top 10 ’80s movie soundtracks Music happens to be one of the most important aspects of a movie. Take Star Wars or Harry Potter, for example. The theme music is one of the most memorable aspects of both those films. If it weren’t for the soundtracks, some films wouldn’t even be watchable. The ’80s were an especially interesting time, sonically speaking. That’s when MTV rose to popularity. In the early ’80s, punk rock was still going strong. By the end of the decade, new wave and metal band...
Tags: Movies, Tim Curry, Mtv, David Bowie, James Bond, Harry Potter, Ferris Bueller, Gary Oldman, Cosmo, Sarah, Sandman, Nancy, Brian Blessed, Sinatra, Bowie, Flash Gordon


Rich Kids - great, vastly underrated 70s power pop band

After Glen Matlock left the Sex Pistols in 1977 (to be replaced by Sid Vicious), he formed a band with Midge Ure called Rich Kids. They only made one album, Ghosts of Princes in Towers, and it bombed on the charts, but it's a power pop masterpiece. (I bought the LP when it came out and I still have it.) Here they are on the British TV show Revolver in 1978 playing two of their songs. (I spotted a very happy Billy Idol in the crowd at the 52-second mark.)
Tags: Video, News, Power Pop, Midge Ure, British TV, Glen Matlock, Billy Idol, Sid Vicious


Emo Rap, Genius and Google: Bright Spot In Dark Places

In this piece, the team at Chartmetric explore the recent meteoric rise in popularity of emo rap, and how a number of male rappers in an often machismo laden field have managed carve out significant success by focusing on themes of depression, anxiety and suicide. ____________________________ Guest post by Gillian Robins, David Choi and Jason Joven of Chartmetric With a steadily growing following, brash yet introspective “emo rap” artists such as Juice WRLD or Lil Uzi Vert ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spotify, Music, UK, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Jay Z, Wikipedia, US, Logic, Brooklyn, Ed Sheeran, Guest Post, Justin Bieber, Eminem


How the Uptight Today Show Introduced the Sex Pistols & British Punk to American TV Viewers (1978)

It’s depressingly easy to rile up millions of people these days with the click of a mouse. Billion-dollar industries and political campaigns are built on such technology. But before the empires of social media, there was television, a one-way medium and, prior to cable, an extremely limited one. In those bygone days, you really had to put your back into it if you wanted widespread attention. The Sex Pistols—including their manager and promoter, visionary huckster Malcolm McLaren—worked h...
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When the Sex Pistols Played at the Chelmsford Top Security Prison: Hear Vintage Tracks from the 1976 Gig

Serious fans of live recordings well know that such productions are usually doctored before they reach the masses, with effects added to sweeten the mix, recording errors corrected, instruments and crowd noise overdubbed, tracks rearranged, and performances from different nights combined. It’s a common practice and shouldn’t alarm anyone expecting absolute documentary fidelity. If you couldn’t make the show to experience the band firsthand, they’d at least like you to hear them at their ...
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Watch the Sex Pistols’ Christmas Party for Children–Which Happened to Be Their Final Gig in the UK (1977)

I’m not sure the Sex Pistols had “available for children’s parties” on their press release, but on a cold and grim Christmas in 1977, that’s exactly what happened. While many Britons were settling in for a warm yuletide, the Pistols decided to host a party/benefit for the children of striking firemen and miners at a venue called Ivanhoe’s in Huddersfield, UK. It turned out that this afternoon gig, along with an evening concert with full-grown punks in the audience, would be the Pistols' ...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, College, America, Britain, Manchester, Dallas, Temple, Facebook Twitter, Johnny, KCRW, Johnny Rotten, Malcolm McLaren, John Lydon, Lydon


The Man of Many Faces: Gary Oldman’s Best Performances

The Man of Many Faces: Gary Oldman’s Best Performances In the near 40 years he’s worked in Hollywood, Gary Oldman has become one of the most prolific actors in the film industry for his ability to embody a wide variety of characters, and his next role as the highly-regarded former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour might earn him his first Oscar, with early reviews lauding it as his best performance yet. In honor of the film’s release, let’s take a look back at some of h...
Tags: Feature, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Gotham, Fox, United Kingdom, Oliver Stone, Winston Churchill, Harry Potter, John F Kennedy, Harry, DEA, Batman, Gary Oldman, Ben Mckenzie


Gary Oldman on His Path From Sid Vicious to Winston Churchill

On Dec. 10, when Gary Oldman accepts the Variety prize at the British Independent Film Awards for focusing the international spotlight on the U.K., his three-decade career will be bookended by two British icons: Sid Vicious and Winston Churchill. Now that’s range — though to Oldman, the punk figurehead and the prime minister share an […]
Tags: Spotlight, Winston Churchill, Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour, OLDMAN, Sid Vicious, BIFAs, Sid & Nancy


‘Darkest Hour’ star Gary Oldman says Winston Churchill ‘looked like a baby’ but was a ‘man on a mission’

At first, Gary Oldman seemed to be looking for any reason not to play Winston Churchill in the new film “Darkest Hour.” The film, directed by Joe Wright and opening Wednesday, recounts the early weeks of World War II when Britain was on the brink of defeat and the leader rallied his country to fight on alone against the Nazis. “I told my wife I was too tall to play Churchill. He was 5’6” and I was 5’10,” recounts Oldman. “And she said, ‘No, you’re not’ and measured me.” “Turned out, I was 5’8,” ...
Tags: Europe, Christopher Nolan, England, Movies, Nazis, Sport, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, United States, Oliver Stone, House Of Commons, Winston Churchill, Oscar, Harry Potter, John Le Carre


Hear Siouxsie and the Banshee’s Raw & Completely Improvised First Show, with Sid Vicious on Drums (1976)

We could argue all day about whether punk started in the US or UK (it’s the US), but why bother? Why not spend our time doing more interesting things—like digging up rare historical artifacts from the earliest days of punk rock in London, New York and, yes, Detroit. Punk may have devolved into a prêt-à-porter signifier, but its golden age was dominated by bespoke personalities the size of Texas. And no origin story (except maybe this one) better exemplifies punk’s founding ethos than tha...
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Book Notes - David Gessner "Ultimate Glory"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. David Gessner's memoir Ultimate Glory is a compelling coming-of age story and fascinating exploration of competitive Ultimate Frisbee. The Washington Post wrote of the book: ...
Tags: Garden, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Colorado, Washington Post, Boston, John Lennon, Superman, Beck, David, Harvard, Nebraska, John, Marley, Bob Marley, Journal


Chuck Berry (RIP) Reviews Punk Songs by The Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Talking Heads & More (1980)

Image via Wikimedia Commons When the punk wave broke in the UK and the States in the mid-1970s, it threatened to leave behind the established rock bands that once seemed so rebellious. Pete Townshend, the guitar-smashing songwriter of The Who, said: “I kind of welcomed [the arrival of punk], challenged it, and wanted it to happen, and then I realized that the person they wanted to shoot was me.” And indeed Sid Vicious, of the Sex Pistols, would say, “I don’t have any heroes. They’re all usele...
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25 Amazing 1970s Album Advertisements

Taken from pages of old music magazines like Creem, Circus, Hit Parader, Smash Hits and Billboard, here is a fun collection of album advertisements from Journey, Parliament, Diana Ross, Meatloaf and more Enjoy! h/t: flashbak Rick James ‎– Bustin’ Out Of L Seven (1979) 10cc- Deceptive Bends (1977) Ram Jam – Ram Jam (1977) The Trammps ‎– Where The Happy People Go (1976) Meatloaf – Bat Out Of Hell (1978) Diana Ross – The Boss (1979) The Dead Boys – Young, Loud and Snotty (1977) Boston – ...
Tags: Design, Boston, Kansas, Diana Ross, Aerosmith, Inspirations, Todd Rundgren, Ted Nugent, Rick James, Sid, Badfinger, Daryl Hall John Oates, Sid Vicious, Bustin, Journey Parliament, Diana Ross Meatloaf


50 Best Movies Based on True Stories

50 Best Movies Based on True Stories Since film was invented, we’ve been telling the stories of people and events that have actually happened. Though the highest-grossing films of all time are based on fiction (96 out of the top 100 domestic films are wholly fictional), oftentimes the prestige of the film industry is geared toward movies based on true stories. Five of the last ten Best Picture winners were based on true events and eight of the last ten Best Actor winners were awarded to actor...
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Bridge of Words

By Esther Schor On the muggy July afternoon when I visited the Okopowa Street Cemetery, the dead Jews who'd slept on while the Nazis packed their descendants into cattle cars bound for Treblinka were still asleep. After hours tracking the contours of the Ghetto behind a detachment of Israeli soldiers, I was relieved to be among the lush ferns, rusted grilles, and mossy stones. Here and there, tipped and broken monuments had settled where they'd fallen among yellow wallflowers. In other sections...
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Celebrate Halloween 2016 With The Most Controversial Celebrity Costumes EVER!

Some of these costumes are just plain shocking! In the spirit of one of the best times of the year, we decided to compile the most controversial celeb Halloween costumes of all time. Let's just say there are plenty of celebs who've caused scandals with their not-so-tasteful looks! Related: Tila Tequila Offends With A Racist Rant! For example, who could ever forget Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin's ill-chosen costumes in 2015? While the pair tried to pull off the notorious couple Nancy Spungen and Si...
Tags: Halloween, Reality TV, Celebs, Harry, Controversy, Holidaze, Real Housewives, Lisa Rinna, Lisa, Sid, Nancy Spungen, Harry Hamlin, Sid Vicious


10 Of The Most Haunted Hotels In America

For Architectural Digest, by Stefanie Waldek. Paranormal activity has been reported at these properties across the country According to some paranormal enthusiasts, some of the oldest hotels across the country might have guests that have long overstayed their welcome. We’ve rounded up ten such properties, from a bohemian hot spot in New York to a favorite haunt of Hollywood celebrities (pun intended), that boast incredible histories, lengthy rosters of famous visitors, and, allegedly, some other...
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How Do We Love Chelsea? Let Us Count The Ways

The hateful events in Chelsea this past week got us to thinking about our beloved ‘hood. While Hell’s Kitchen today may have taken over the mantle as the center of gay social life in New York, Chelsea remains deeply imbedded in our queer DNA and we refuse to relinquish it entirely. Situated on the West Side of Manhattan, from 14th Street and the Hudson River up to 30th Street (or 34th depending on who you’re talking to) and all the way East to Fifth or Sixth Avenue, it has long been, and contin...
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Blu-Ray Review - SID AND NANCY (1986)

Dramatisation of the troubled relationship between Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. Read more >>> [Author: TheMovieWaffler.com]
Tags: Movies, Nancy Spungen, Bluray, Sid Vicious, By Eric Hillis, Retro Reviews


Watch: UK Trailer for 30th Anniversary Re-Release of 'Sid and Nancy'

"Who the hell do you think you are?!" Hey punk fans, it's time to revisit this cult classic. Described as "the definitive [film] of the punk phenomenon", the punk rock drama Sid and Nancy is getting a re-release this year for its 30th anniversary. The film stars Gary Oldman as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, who tried to start a solo career after the band broke up in 1978. The film profiles his turbulent and destructive romance with his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, played by Chloe Webb, a hero...
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‘Rephotographer’ Richard Prince is being sued again

Richard Prince, the famous (or perhaps infamous) artist whose work fetches millions at auctions, has again found himself in legal trouble. The complaint concerns a photo of Sex Pistols' bassist, Sid Vicious, which was taken in Sweden. The post ‘Rephotographer’ Richard Prince is being sued again appeared first on Digital Trends.
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S’Express on ecstasy, acid house and why drag is the new punk

The 1988 single Theme from S’Express took Mark Moore from DJing at London’s gay clubs to No 1 and Top of the Pops. He talks about the power of disco – and why Sid Vicious gave him an old pair of trousersAs this year’s gripe-fest around the 40th anniversary of punk demonstrates, nothing winds up the grizzled warriors of 1976 like a public recognition of their achievements. Look at the resentment directed at Punk London, in which “some of the coolest cultural organisations and businesses in London...
Tags: Music, London, Culture, Punk, Dance music, Clubbing, Mark Moore, Sid Vicious, Punk London


Leon Fleming talks punk music and homoerotic hero worship in new Sid Vicious play

In his new one-man play Sid, writer Leon Fleming takes on the phenomenon of idolisation and what it truly means to be punk. The show tells the story of Dario Coates' Craig - convinced that punk can never die, his obsession with Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious allows us to see the world through the eyes of a misunderstood young man.
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