Released after Sex Pistols’ acrimonious split, ‘The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle’ nevertheless contains a swag-bag of some iconic moments in punk history.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
In the vinyl era, every genre of music developed its own visual aesthetic, a tip-off to the listener as to what could be found inside the album cover.
Supercharging punk with hardcore speed and bratty humour, the likes of Blink-182, Sum 41 and Green Day took skate-punk into the mainstream in the 90s.
Were the censors right? These banned songs caused controversy at the time, but they ultimately beat the authorities, earning their place in music history.
‘Who Are You’ kept up with the times. Though punk poured scorn on early 70s rock’n’roll superstars, most of the Class Of ’77 retained respect for The Who.
There have been hundreds of thousands of books about music and here are some of the best music books you’ve may never have read.
In music weekly Melody Maker's August 7, 1976 edition, the Pistols and punk were the talk of the UK.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
Great songs are a compelling soundtrack to our inner worlds, and any list of key singles will be personal rather than definitive, but the 45 45s in our playlist still inspire and...
‘The Public Image Is Rotten’ celebrates PiL’s 40-year career and suggests they’ve made an even more lasting musical impression than Lydon’s Sex Pistols.
Launched during punk’s first wave, Mark Perry’s ‘Sniffin’ Glue’ fanzine captured the scene in its purest form and went on to shape the future of fanzines.
'Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music', surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?
Sex Pistols were one of the most influential and notorious rock bands of all time, introducing punk to the world through raucous sound and performances.
To celebrate punk’s singularly DIY spirit, we present 11 unsung rare punk singles from short-lived bands who stuck it to the man in style.
In 1976, the group were the talk of London town, and soon Sex Pistols’ signing saga become the stuff of legend.