Every once in a while the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene like to unleash some punk rock trivia to enlighten and enhance the minds of you, the readers. Today’s trivia takes us back to the early days of punk, where we learn a little bit about the classic relationship between art and commerce.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t deny the Sex Pistols were as influential as they come. But did you know that the sneering lads of London were little more than a boy band?
Rather than come together organically, the Sex Pistols were largely orchestrated by band manager Malcolm McLaren. The earliest form of the Sex Pistols were in the Paul Cook and Steve Jones occupied The Strand. When Jones asked local sex shop owner McLaren to help manage, an icon of punk was born.
But what did McLaren bring to the table? How about financing, Johnny Rotten, and the band’s bad-boy image?
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