1977 punk photographs at English museum


This video is of The Slits, filmed by Don Letts (1978).

From 24 Hour Museum in Britain:

PUNK PHOTOGRAPHY FROM 1977 AT BATH’S FASHION MUSEUM

By Sophie Tanner

Anarchy has hit Bath’s Fashion Museum with a new photographic exhibition displaying the rebellious musicians who championed the sizzling, energy-fuelled punk movement.

1977: Punk at the Fashion Museum runs until December 31 2007.

The ultimate aim of the 1970s punk scene was to shock through music, behaviour and appearance and this exhibition shows 20 dramatic images that capture a cultural explosion that still resonates today.

Visitors can see photographs of icons such as Blondie, Johnny Rotten, The Jam, Paul Weller, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Clash, Buzzcocks, The Ramones, and Ian Drury [sic; Dury].

Lesser-remembered musicians such as Ari Up of the legendary Slits, The Rezillos, The Only Ones and Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers also feature.

How can one be both lesser-remembered and legendary?

Green Day and present US society: here.

Interview with Steve Diggle (Buzzcocks): here.

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