Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Various: The Roxy London WC2 (Jan-Apr 77) (Harvest)

Jon Savage, Sounds, 25 June 1977

AN APPROXIMATE Warhol dictum: ‘In the future, everybody will be famous for 15 minutes.’ We never had a proper Warhol scene over here, did we? So up steps the Roxy to attempt to fill that gap – all the photographers out for their punkposes/star-spotters/stab-your-back hierarchy/drill eyes/plastic ghouls/freaks-as-norm/the I’ll be your mirror sense of event – often, the bands became secondary to the real business of the evenings: to see/be seen.

Total word count of piece: 793