Sex Pistols

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  • Anarchism, Individualist-Communism

    mid-1970s, British youth felt that the government was dominating them by creating more laws, and not providing economic relieve in a time of crisis. However, instead of submitting to the British government “domination,” British youth rebelled against capitalism and the government, which led to the actualization of punk rock. “Cause I want to be anarchy/It’s the only way to be” (The Sex Pistols). Evidence of this newborn music culture exploded in the year of 1976 as Walker writes, “[in 1976] the Sex Pistols’ punk record Anarchy in the UK was released” (Walker 157). The record Anarchy in the UK flooded the sound waves of Britain and inspired a revolution, better yet a subversive uprising of independence to a brighter future for the young generation. This loud, caustic music, which resonated revolt, upheaval, and munity sparked a new subculture. By analyzing the song lyrics of the Sex Pistols’ record Never Mind the Bullocks Here is the Sex Pistols, the power of language becomes clear. For example, in the song “God Save the Queen,” John Lyndon otherwise known as the lead singer Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols sings “God save the queen/ The fascist regime/They made you a moron/Potential H-bomb/God save the queen/She ain 't no human being/There is no future/In England 's dreaming/Don 't be told what you want/Don 't be told what you need/There 's no future, no future,/No future for you”(Lyndon). According to these song lyrics, the words “England” and “queen” symbolizes the power…

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  • Punk Counterculture

    Many historians date punk’s arrival in history with Malcolm McLaren’s creation of the Sex Pistols in the 1970s. A group that had no musical training before being created, the Sex Pistols are widely regarded as the start of the punk scene in the UK, and are certainly the reason for widespread public attention focused on the punk style. It was this style of dress that was the initial aim of McLaren in creating the Sex Pistols, and the lasting impression that many had of the scene overall. McLaren…

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  • Punk Movement Research Paper

    The clash were one of the most politically committed punk bands, producing songs protesting against dole queue politics, racism and denouncing the United States in addition to the apathy of people who were in opposition to such problems , leading to punk becoming social commentary. Connecting their music to the lives of there audience with songs such as ‘career opportunities’ based on the plight of school leavers, illustrated the frustration and anger felt by a generation of punk rockers,…

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  • Impact Of Punk Subculture Of The 1970s

    Originally the Guildford Stranglers, formed in 1974, started out playing in pubs and basically anywhere, where they could. They became fairly well known through this, but the milestone of their success happened in 1976, when they got the opportunity to be an opening act for the Ramones, the legendary punk rock band from America, which was one the bands that started the initial punk rock wave along with the Pistols and Velvet Underground. The Stranglers started out with the typical aggressive…

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  • Vivienne Westwood Analysis

    “Punk was trash culture gone avant-garde and/or the avant-garde gone trash, and just as Dada had tried to destroy the institution of art, so the punks seemed bent on destroying the very institution of fashion.” The Punks only wore deconstructed fashion; their clothes were usually unfinished, oversized, inside out, destroyed or detrained. Followers of the Punk subculture listened strongly to Westwood when she stated ‘sex should be something you should not hide but you should wear it on your…

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  • Comparing Plato's Republic And Elaine Scarry On Beauty

    The Sex Pistols do this with their music. It is not pretty, the vocals are not pleasing to the ears and the instruments are not expertly played, but the message is able to ring loud and clear. Scarry acknowledges that beauty is blinding but finds strength in that beauty to expose the message hidden there. Plato is more skeptical of this and the Sex Pistol’s appear to prove his point. God Save the Queen is not devoid of beauty, though it is highly subjective to think of it as beautiful, and thus…

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  • Describe The Initiate's Life Before The Call

    1. Describe the Initiate's life before the Call Before the Call, the initiate, Ponyboy, is a 14 year old boy who lives with his two brothers Sodapop and Darry. He lives in a society where the population is separated into two different gangs : the Socs (the rich kids from the West-side) and the Greasers (the kids from the East-side). The Socs are a very brutal gang that enjoy bullying and attaking the Greasers : "Not like the Socs [..] for kicks" (page 3). 2. The Call, where conflict is…

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  • Examples Of Racism In Naked By Joyce Carol Oates

    Sexual Racism in the American Societies The short story Naked by Joyce Carol Oates talks about anonymous female figure that lived a big shock because of the violence event she went through, that she was attacked by group of children which includes boys and girls, the eldest child was 12 years old. The writer describes those children in the story that they were, “small pack of black children…” this quote from the story would give the reader a hint to think if this story is about racism in…

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  • The M9 Case Study

    testing of 9-mm pistols. Once the Air Force released their results it sparked an interest in the adoption of a force-wide 9-mm pistol. This initiative was backed up because the House Appropriation Committee was calling for a more unified pistol model. The reason being it would simplify the procurement of parts and bullets along with answering the call to convert to the NATO’s standard 9-mm. The 9-mm bullet had benefits on both the field and in the office. On the field the 9-mm had much less…

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  • Repression Of The 2nd Amendment

    Before the 1994 assault weapons ban there was no such thing as an assault shotgun or assault pistol. The law essentially did the same thing pistols as it did for rifles. Pre ban there were machine pistols, but they were already highly restricted. The ban just changed the name to assault pistols and broadened the definition to include semi-automatics with two or more of the following features that also accept detachable magazines: threaded barrel, barrel shroud, an unloaded weight of 50oz, a…

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