The old punk struggles with his past; plus, Wu-Tang Clan release 36 Chambers
I loved PiL and was happy that Lydon had gone in that direction. I think he had a good formula there. I liked the people of Sex Pistols more than the band itself. Steve Jones used to host an amazing radio show in LA called Jonsey’s Jukebox. I think they both struck gold after the demise of the Pistols. Great article!
I remember watching The Filth & The Fury in my mid twenties, not long after it came out and being shocked at the and my realisation of just how young they all were. Not in any phht, condescending way - just "God, they were so young when all this happened"
Sid in My Way at the end... so young
Older me is now also going - wow just 30 when he released Rise
Saw PiL live in Vicar St a few years back and while I have mixed (statements and opinions over the last few years) and sympathetic feelings about him (he loved his wife and it's awful to see someone you love disappear - I liked Hawaii too and thought it was a brave choice) - I'm glad I got to see him live.
John is an icon and a hero, everything you think he is he is not - have you seen the YouTube video compilation of him interacting with fans? Such a kind and vulnerable soul. When his time comes it will hit me like Bowie. I'm 44 so wasn't there for the first round but saw the Filthy Lucre tour in 1996 and loved it, even if some people thought it was just punk rock karaoke!
I unironically/unapologetically loved Urban Cookie Collective, and it drove my friends mad. "Your Is the Love" is a banger.