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Punk: something Rotten in England

Mick Brown, Rolling Stone, 11 August 1977

LONDONBritish member of Parliament Marcus Lipton told his constituents that if punk rock was going to be used to destroy Britain's established institutions, "then it ought to be destroyed first." His colleague Bruce George was concerned about "the serious overtones" of its effect on teenagers. The National Parent-Teachers' Association has advised parents that if they ignore it, "it will eventually go away." A stranger tothese shores would probably conclude, and quite rightly, that the nation had taken leave of its senses over the subject of punk rock.

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