John Lydon defends UK as punk originators

By MediaMonkey

August 14, 2023

John Lydon’s been talking to the Sun, and he’s taken aim at US journalists who attribute the US, New York, and Patti Smith among others as the originators of punk.

“I’ve heard an awful lot of American journalists pretending that the whole punk influence came out of New York. Well, hello? Bands like Sweet with ‘Ballroom Blitz’ and Mud with ‘Tiger Feet’ — that’s the do that, man!”

“T.Rex, David Bowie, Slade, Mott The Hoople, The Alex Harvey Band — their influence was enormous. And they try to write that all off and wrap it around Patti Smith. It’s so wrong!”

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