'I Wanna See Some History': Recent Writing on British Punk

Wilkinson, David, Worley, Matthew and Street, John (2017) 'I Wanna See Some History': Recent Writing on British Punk. Contemporary European History, 26 (2). pp. 397-411. ISSN 0960-7773

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    Abstract

    Tucked away on the b-side of the Sex Pistols’ third single, ‘Pretty Vacant’ (1977), is a cover version of The Stooges’ ‘No Fun’. The song had long been a staple of the Pistols’ live set; on record, however, Johnny Rotten chose to open the track with a diatribe against those attempting to imbue the punk culture he helped instigate with broader socio-economic, cultural or political implications. ‘Here we go now’, he snarled, ‘a sociology lecture, with a bit of psychology, a bit of neurology, a bit of fuckology’.

    Item Type: Article
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 11:00
    Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 14:57
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60945
    DOI: 10.1017/S0960777316000357

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