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RIP Malcolm McLaren

Article: RIP Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm McLaren has died and with him goes a remarkable piece of counter-culture history. McLaren discovered the Sex Pistols. He managed the New York Dolls. He dated and helped create the empire of Vivienne Westwood. He made some great albums. And way before Madonna caught on he discovered the voguing houses. See above. A piece…

Elvis Costello And Punk Rock

Article: Elvis Costello And Punk Rock

“Punk—what nonsense that was,” Elvis Costello recently said to Spin magazine. “I never really went along with the philosophical background…I’m just a songwriter. I knew older stuff and I knew newer stuff.” It’s easy to understand why, given his obvious other interests from Day One and the wide range of musical styles he would soon…