SEX PISTOLS’ JOHNNY ROTTEN Says What Everybody in Metal Knows ‘Punk Became A Caricature’

With all due respect, there are some great punk bands, I could fill in a list of at least 50 bands metalheads do respect, but Johnny Rotten and his dudes were a joke to sell rotten and filthy t-shirts. Time goes by and some people finally face reality. Check it out what the due told The New York Times – there’s something terribly wrong someone ‘against the system’ is interviewed by the Times, don’t you think?:

“[At concerts,] Row 1 to 30 would be Johnny Rotten imitators. I thought, ‘This is going horribly wrong.’ I wasn’t doing this to create a new uniform that wasn’t any way near as good as what the Nazis had.”

“[Aware this conservation was being recorded, he quickly added with a wink:] ‘John said with the utmost possible humor.”

“That’s where punk and me separated. Punk wanted to maintain the cliché and the uniformity that it didn’t deserve. And I wanted to do new and different things, which is, to my mind, what punk is all about: Do it yourself, which means be true to yourself.”

“It is embarrassing, really. How many bands are out there like Green Day now? I look at them, and I just have to laugh. They’re coat hangers, you know. A turgid version of something that doesn’t actually belong to them.”

“Punk became a caricature.”

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