Sex Pistols manager Michael McLaren’s son, Joe Corre, did an unthinkable action in the 40th anniversary of Sex Pistols classic “Anarchy in the UK” album. Joe burned $6 million worth of punk memorabilia on the sea.
Speaking on the boat, Joe said:
“Welcome, to the great punk rock swindle. A time when you can buy McDonald’s punky nuggets, an ‘Anarchy in the UK’ credit card at 19% APR, punk rock car insurance and bondage trousers from Louis Vuitton. Some people are very concerned about the price of these artifacts, but a conversation that we need to have is about values.
Punk provided an opportunity for the no future generation of the 1970s to create a way out of it. Not trusting the media, not trusting the politicians. Investigating the truth for yourself. DIY. Punk was never, never meant to be nostalgic, and you can’t learn how to be one at a Museum of London workshop. Punk has become another marketing tool to sell you something you don’t need. The illusion of an alternative choice. Conformity in another uniform.
If you want to understand the potent values of punk, confront taboos, do not tolerate hypocrisy, investigate the truth for yourself.“
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