Friday, August 27, 2004
I finally saw the Sex Pistols documentary, "The Filth and the Fury." Whenever I see old footage of them or the Ramones, I always think, "Maybe I should start a punk band." But then I realize that would be very silly. I think the most advanced member of the band early on was Glen Matlock. According to Johnny Rotten, Matlock wanted to make music like the Beatles and be on "Top of the Pops." He was also dismayed that I'm tempted to say that Malcolm McClaren is advanced, but I think he's just a fake. Billy Idol is most likely advanced, but Siouxsie Sioux is most likely not. I do think that Johnny Rotten/Lydon is advanced. It was particularly advanced of the band to have Matlock play their reunion shows. Sid Vicious was just depressing, stupid, and horribly overt, just like heroin. I don't think he ever would have advanced, but, sadly, we'll never know.