Melody Maker, June 16, 23 & 30, 1979 – Three Part Series on Malcolm McLaren [Sex Pistols]

By: [Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren] Coleman, Ray, ed.

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Three issues: 16, 23 and 30 June 1979. Newsprint tabloids, three issues, approx. 33 by 44.5 cm, 72; 80; 72 pp. inlcd. covers, illus. Fair with edge wear and tears, spine wear and yellowing; June 30 issue has a small, old tape repair to the spine. “The rise and fall of Malcolm McLaren,” three issues featuring “a three-week series on the man who sold the Sex Pistols” in which Michael Watts talks with McLaren, Jamie Reid, Vivienne Westwood, Steven Fisher (McLaren’s lawyer), Richard Branson and others about the formation, promotion and bleeding dry of the Pistols. The article—totaling about 20 pages and the June 16 cover—gave credit where credit was due. “As a manager [McLaren] had flair,” but as Branson put it, “Malcolm didn’t engineer the Grundy show or Rotten’s hairstyle; he wasn’t the whole reason for the Sex Pistols being as successful as they were.” These issues also include pieces on Iggy Pop, Nina Hagen, reggae group Israel Vibration, The Pretenders, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and great full- and half-page ads for Devo, The Specials, Sid Vicious’ “C’mon Everybody” single, U.K. Subs, and The Who.

Title: Melody Maker, June 16, 23 & 30, 1979 – Three Part Series on Malcolm McLaren [Sex Pistols]

Author Name: [Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren] Coleman, Ray, ed.

Categories: Music, Punk,

Publisher: London, IPC Specialist and Professional Press Ltd.: 1979

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 2388