Sunday, February 22, 2015

Street spirit

Copywriter by day, Captain Zip by night. Phil Munnoch may have got changed in his office toilets rather than in a phone box, but his transformation was nevertheless pretty remarkable - and he's something of a superhero to fellow London punks of the late 1970s for chronicling the antics of those who met up on the King's Road with the help of his trusty Super-8 camera. A shame the resulting documentary Death Is Their Destiny - or at least Munnoch's commentary on it for ITV - appears to perpetuate the myth that punk was an exclusively English phenomenon, but that's a minor gripe.

(Thanks to Tony for the link.)

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