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what a serious influence he had on music and culture though. RIP
"For me Malc was always entertaining, and I hope you remember that. Above all else he was an entertainer and i will miss him, and so should you"
news broke here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/malcolm-mclaren-dies-aged-64-1939621.html
just compiling an introduction to... playlist for tomorrow, any requests?
Holidays in the Sun - Sex Pistols
Buffalo Gals - ?
I think he managed the NY Dolls for a bit, so maybe Personality Crisis.
I don't know....
it was buffalo gals.great song
and loads of my friends were REALLY negative about him, especially those based in the States. The punk puppet master.
UK punk would've still happened without him (SOMEONE would've heard The Ramones, right?), but it probably would've been all crappy & different, like The Damned & The Stranglers would've been the top of the heap. So thanks, Malcolm. Everyone is an asshole in their own way, so your legacy is intact. Let It Rock.
SHEER GENIUS. His publicity stunts and influence on various bands visual aesthetic was often far far more interesting than the music - and pretty much invariably made his bands better for it. Like, I dunno, people talk about him like it was all cheap shock tactics but it was far far wittier and more knowing than that.
Also - Life Without Buildings - massive Bow Wow Wow rip off?
Bow Wow Wow themselves were already a rip off from bands like Slits, Delta 5, X-Ray Spex / Essential Logic, Au Pairs,...
Doesn't matter, Life Without Buildings is still a great band.
As is Love Is All, also a similar band who is ripping off those previous mentioned bands.
Duck Rock was one of the first albums I bought, and still sounds great now - I'd have Double Dutch or Obatala off that on a playlist, plus his single Madame Butterfly and Bow Wow Wow's Go Wild In The Country. Plus pretty much anything off Bollocks, obviously.