Robert Coddington, the keeper of the now-iconic Nelson Sullivan archives, explains how he came to ALSO be in possession of a brilliant collection of unreleased musical mashups from punk progenitor/cultural impresario Malcolm McLaren.
“Years ago when I lived in Hollywood I once was a friend of the great and late Malcolm McLaren. He was one of the most gracious hosts I have ever had the privilege to know. He gave me hours of unreleased music he made and I think it is about time to share it with the world. Malcolm could not get a lot of it released due to licensing issues (listen and you will hear!).
“So, here is an album he did for a project in 2005 named “FashionBeast”. Who would have thunk the Captain & T would merge with Joy Division?!”
Fascinating stuff, it’s well worth a download.
SEX was spelt out in 4ft pink foam letters, and the interior was covered in graffiti from the SCUM manifesto and chickenwire. Designs would confront both social and sexual taboos, a living protest that would make you ‘prick up your ears’. #VivienneWestwood #Fashion #Punk #DontConform #dc2tn #SEX #MalcolmMclaren #430KingsRoad #Boutique #SCUMmanifesto
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