Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rewriting Correcting history

Once a punk, always a punk - as Viv Albertine recently proved. Invited to appear in conversation with Jon Savage at the British Library to mark its Punk 1976-78 exhibition, the former Slits guitarist took exception to the way that the display text had airbrushed out the contributions of women like herself and decided to set the record straight. You'd hope that the exhibition's curators feel suitably chastened.

Rewritten history aside, Punk 1976-78 nevertheless sounds like it would be worth a visit.

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