April 9, 2010

The Swindler Has Left The Stage

"My fondest memory of Malcolm McLaren, and I loved the guy, was his birthday gift to me when I turned 21—he got me a hooker and some heroin.”
–Steve Jones, Sex Pistols guitarist, in a statement.

Here's to a true original. The master planner behind the Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow. An early advocate of Hip Hop. The last sane person involved with the New York Dolls in the 1970's.

Malcolm, the world will be less interesting with you gone from it.
Thanks for changing the world.


Piley said...

He was indeed a character... I think I always had him down as a prick, but he was a character none the less, and certainly made the punk scene more interesting. Did he invent it? Only in his little world, but bless him anyway!

I've just blogged the time he e-mailed me over at my gaff!



jeffen said...

That Steve Jones quote just depressed the hell out of me.

Nazz Nomad said...

Punk Rock is all about shaking up the system (whether for musical, philosophical or financial reasons).

Malcolm was a true punk.