Posted tagged ‘The Sex Pistols’

Punk Podcast

2012/06/19

Dr Lucy Robinson, from the University of Sussex, has graciously contributed a podcast lecture for the Edmonton Free School’s History of Punk course. Entitled “Gay Punks in T-shirts: AKA ‘I’ve sucked rock,” the talk delves into issues involved in gay identity and punk identity, as well as what the meaning of this picture is:

Please feel free to watch the lecture, and ask questions and leave comments on this page or in the History of Punk Facebook group.

Here’s a link to the lecture that should be open to all. Contact me if you have any problems:

http://echo.uscs.susx.ac.uk:8080/ess/echo/presentation/525ec90f-cd53-4b4b-954a-72aa855715f8

Hopefully this will be the first in a series of punk podcasts, so stay tuned. A special thanks to Dr. Lucy Robinson, and happy learning!

Forget the labels, but don’t forget Ari Up

2010/10/22

Blast from the past: “The Slits are an all-girl band featuring a 14-year old singer called Arianna who stamped and screamed into a tantrum as the equipment made rude noises. This was at their world debut, opening for The Clash at Harlesden’s Colosseum…Noisy, aggressive, and trashy, but lotsa fun.!” (Kris Needs, “And the Best of the Rest…” New York Rocker 1977)

Ari Up passed away 21 October at age 48. The band that she formed when she was 14 years old, the Slits, “are known to many as an all-female punk band, such as the Clash is not known primarily as an all-male punk band.” (my italics, Rombes, 2009)

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