Monday, February 13, 2012

Julien Temple: The Filth and the Fury

FanTAstic and liberating . . . Julien Temple's The Filth and the Fury: A Sex Pistols Film (2000). Yet as I'm posting this, Athens, one of the great world epicenters of democracy, is burning. A sad day among many.

Flashback to 1976. "The working class . . . didn't even understand what working class meant anymore . . . The germ, the seed, the Sex Pistols generated from that . . . a state of social upheaval." -- John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten.

"The Sex Pistols should have happened and did." -- Ditto.

Back in school, "You're supposed to just accept [received judgment about Shakespeare's work]: it's great, you're not." -- Ditto.

"I wanted the Sex Pistols to compete with the Bay City Rollers. . ." -- Ditto.

On Sid Vicious: "He just laughed at everything. He was a genius in that way." -- Ditto.

On Punk: " . . . absorbed back into the System . . ." -- Ditto.

Today's Rune: Fertility.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I've intended to read more about that time in music. I'm pretty curious about how it all came down