Thursday, March 03, 2005

PUNKS v THE ESTABLISHMENT - RESULTS JUST IN, ESTABLISHMENT WINS: Have the tabloids ever apologised to their readers for the suggestion that punk rock was going to destroy everything they held dear (the Queen, street parties, Tory majorities) and getting it so wrong? The aftermath of the punk party is not a glorious anarchy and a difficulty in obtaining property rights, but instead it's Blink-182 and Toyah addressing sales conferences.

Toyah recounted stories about her music career highs - including meeting the Queen Mother - and her lows - including a rubber dress with a mind of its own that "parted company" with her during a live performance. She also sang some of her favourite hits.

Meeting the Queen Mum being a highlight, eh? It's a long way from starring in this:

[Buyable, by the way]

Making the Daily Mail even more happy will be Glen Matlock complaining about swearing on TV. Yes, the Sex Pistol:

The bass player and father of two, who co-wrote The Sex Pistols' biggest hits, Anarchy In The UK, God Save The Queen and Pretty Vacant, hates it when his children, now 11 and seven, hear obscenities on the radio or TV. "It's pathetic when people just swear for the sake of it," he said in a carefully pre-recorded interview to be broadcast this Sunday.

We wonder if his outrage leads him to return any cheques he may receive from the likes of Never Mind The Bollocks, or if he has a moral workaround?

Thanks to Alan C for prompting us about Matlock.

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