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The best interview ever

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Posted July 24, 2014
johnny rotten in action
We mean it, maaaaaa'am: Johnny Rotten in action in 1977 yesterday. (Check bottom for credit)

Love him or hate him, Johnny Rotten tells it how it is in this classic 1977 interview with Dutch TV.

Watch this.

It's ace.

I don't care if he advertises butter these days.

Johnny Rotten, the former frontman with Sex Pistols, helped give the UK if not the world a much needed boot up the arse when he and his bandmates blasted onto the scene in the late 70s.

To me, he'll always be a hero.

And yeah, that's the best interview I've ever seen anyone give in all my 17 years as a professional hack.

You tell 'em, John.

Hat tip: DJ NRG Raver.

Now watch this.

The first of the above two videos is embedded here on the Rake & Herald from publicpistols' YouTube channel while the second, The Filth and the Fury by Julien Temple, comes from that of Gail Imler.

See also RIP Sid Vicious, posted 3/2/14.

Ignatius Rake
is a freelance journalist and geographer who has visited more than 70 countries on six continents. A published lyricist and founder of the Naked Trouser DJ collective, he has fronted punk bands in both the UK and Poland, including the only band ever to be kicked off BBC Radio Cornwall. In 2013, he represented the UK at the Fourth Annual Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto, getting his arse royally whipped by Rake & Herald reader and Major League Eating speedscarfing supremo Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut. He has been known to like a pint.

Picture credit

Top and thumb: Sex Pistols performing at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, January 1977 by Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Rijksfotoarchief: Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 - negatiefstroken zwart/wit, nummer toegang, bestanddeelnummer 928-9663 or something.

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