This Is Our Punk Rock

I finally saw that billboard poster advertising butter – the one featuring cracked peroxide landfill site John Lydon. When I first heard about it I was annoyed, which I know is a little odd given his other semi-recent TV appearances, not to mention his little spat with Kele Okereke. Nonetheless I felt a little annoyed that someone still widely considered to be a punk icon (by non-punks, and perhaps by those who stopped paying attention to punk in ’81) was advertising butter marketed by a sizable British corporation.

That said the news wasn’t half as irksome as this:

“The Sex Pistols? We’ve done our bit this year…we’ll meet again in the new year and see what we want to do,” he explained.

“We were not recording a new album – I think that journalists are making it up, but you can never say never,” he added.

“We all got ideas between us. It’s a double-edged sword if you do it not good as the original, and if you don’t do it people want to know why – but it’s up to us. We are the masters of our own destiny.”

[Glenn Matlock to via XRRF.]

Hmm. Well. Punk moved on long ago; shame about this lot. How does that old joke go? “Punk’s not dead, it just smells that way”?

‘Nuff said, really.

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