Cold Stomper | 08.04.2010 19:34 | Culture
Malcolm Mclaren has died today age 64.
I met Mclaren in '72 When at the time he had a Shop in Kings Rd
Selling Teddy Boy clothes, records, Brothel Creepers etc.
I bought off him 'Summertime Blues..Eddie Cochrane' for 75p
Quite expensive I recall..He wouldnt Haggle !!
The Shop Later changed it's name to SEX..Selling torn Clothing
etc which was already a fashion in the New York Disco scene of 76.
He then went on to Form and Manage the Sex Pistols and
getting them to wear some of the Ted clothing he was keen to
get rid of.
McLaren was a Student of the the Situationist Movement...
the work and Philosophy of Guy Debord..
In this work Debord Describes that Life has become a Series
Of Spectacles..( one has come to expect a Spectacle )
EG: War, Scandle, bent poletions, gary glitter etc etc.
He created the Sex Pistols as a Series of Spectacles,
God Save the Queen, recorded at the time of the Jubilee etc etc..
As with any Spectacle..It soon wares out and people want
So in the End The Spectacle which was Malcolm Mclaren has