All my friends are black or gay or outcasts of one kind or another. Easily recognised on the streets, he was attacked and wounded several times. In the face of such opposition, it's not surprising that punk turned in on itself. When you have nothing to lose, violence and anarchy, in words and deeds, becomes a thrilling option; punk was an all-encompassing, heartfelt, self-destructive scream, but not a solution.
And that was the point. Johnny Rotten expressed it well: for the likes of him, there was "No Future". Slashing their bodies with razor blades, fans came to punk gigs with blood trickling down their faces - a classic reaction to distress. I interviewed Joe Strummer during that early period, and he tried to explain: "The hippie movement failed.
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The hippies around now just represent apathy. There's a million reasons why the thing failed. But I'm not interested in why. Because the only thing we've got to live with is that it failed. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Try Independent Premium free for 1 month.
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There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Original Family member Sandra Good was there. So was the young girl who had been engaged to the old, old Manson during his last two years of life. But he also made choices that brought great consequence and negatively impacted other people for many, many years.
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