Ever since I heard about the royal wedding, I’ve been racking my brain for a way to commemorate the historic occasion. I haven’t slept in days. I can barely eat. I haven’t showered in a week. Until I finally found a solution. A lightning bolt of inspiration struck me. What better way to commemorate the royals than with legendary punk band the Sex Pistols?
After a little digging, I discovered the entire last concert they did, on January 14, 1978 at Winterland in San Francisco. After a brutal, often violent tour through the Southern US, and Bassist Sid Vicious‘ worsening heroin addiction, the band played what turned out to be their last concert together. Vicious would die a year later from a drug overdose. Yet as brief as their reign was (they only released one album) they continue to define what punk rock is. So grab a buttered scone with jam, boil the kettle for a fresh spot of tea, and find out why.
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Bloodied But Unbowed: Vancouver’s Early Punk Scene Uncovered.
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