Sunday, April 11, 2010

David's Punk Poem Send-Off: R.I.P Malcolm McLaren

"NOOOOO Future.....NOOOOO future......NOOOO Future FOR YOU!"

-- Johnny Rotten, Sex Pistols, God Save the Queen.

Malcolm McLaren dead.
Dead as a dodo.
Pining for the fjords,
Left this mortal coil.

No McLaren.
No Pistols.
No Pistols, no punk.
No McLaren, no punk? A stretch.
NY Dolls, Television and Ramones got there first.
Back on track.
No Pistols. No Clash.
No Clash. No Costello.
No Costello. No Cure.
No Cure. No Echo and the Bunnymen, no Bow Wow Wow, no Stranglers, no Jam, no Police, no Talk Talk, no Smiths, no Joy Division (no New Order), no Specials, no Madness.

No New Wave.

Self-promoting ponce?
Who cares. Oh well, nevermind.

No McLaren, no Nirvana, no Pearl Jam, no Soundgarden.

No McLaren, No Pistols, no New Wave.
No great music as we know it.

Gone Baby Gone.
Too soon?
Not soon enough.

Depends on your POV.

McLaren, I spit on your grave,
but only in tribute.

Listen here and hear what he wrought (rot?)

Pistols - God Save The Queen

Pistols - Anarchy in the UK

The Clash - London Calling

Costello - Pump It Up

Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy

McLaren - Buffalo Gals

McLaren - Madame Butterfly

-- David Churchill is a film critic and author. He is putting the finishing touches on his first novel, The Empire of Death.

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