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10 Reasons Why the Sex Pistols Didn't (or Couldn't) Save Rock 'n' Roll: In honor of Julien Temple's The Filth And The Fury

Gary Pig Gold, Cosmik Debris, June 2000


Never before in the long and illustrious annals of popular music history has a man been handed so much raw talent atop a potentially platinous platter at such an opportune time and location as when Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock, fresh from hiring a new frontperson named Johnny Rotten, strolled into London's cleverly named Sex Shoppe in 10/75 and asked its proprietor, suede-o bohemian entrepreneur Malcolm McLaren, if he'd be interested in helping them invent punk rock, revolutionize - or, failing that, destroy - the music business, and earn a million pounds (of Dollars) in the process.

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