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Sod Awf! The Sex Pistols And Other Pleasantries Of Punk

David Dalton, Gadfly, February 1998

A Short History of the NOW!

ROCK EXISTS in the humming; now, an all-enveloping bubble of sound, energy and ecstasy. Like being at the flashpoint of an atomic explosion. Everything else has vaporized. It's the nuclear instant and you're in it. No history, no criticism, no homework, no past, no future. Within rock's fiery furnace there is no history — there are no dates inside the Gates of Eden.

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