The Dim-Post

April 9, 2010

RIP Malcolm McLaren, 1946-2010

Filed under: art,music — danylmc @ 8:36 am

The Guardian has an obiturary. I supported him in the London Mayoralty election in 2000. His policy was to serve alcohol in libraries.


  1. Let it Rip.
    The question remains – was Malcolm ever really as cool as he professed to be?

    Comment by Cnr Joe — April 9, 2010 @ 8:58 am

  2. God no. A cad and a bullshitter. I imagine John Lydon has hit the town in celebration.

    Comment by bearhunter — April 9, 2010 @ 11:25 am

  3. As he got older, he quit the music industry ams started racing in formula 1, but due to injury had to give it up and so built the cars instead. Kiwi battler that was.

    Comment by Clunking Fist — April 9, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

  4. Clunking, you forgot his late career fundraiser for the NRA with his eponymous 12 inch.
    From his earlier career I have the Fans album which is a lot of fun, and just youtubed a couple of tracks from his Duck Rock album, Buffalo Gals and Double Dutch, they still sound wonderfully weird for pop singles. He had a good ear for what to take from others, minor poets borrow, great ones steal.
    I see he later did a duet with Catherine Deneuve, that’s cool enough for me!

    Comment by Michael — April 9, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

  5. Ahh the sleepless nights I got from Bow Wow Wow . . .

    Comment by Monkey Boy — April 9, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

  6. Geez I wish you’d turn off those Snap popups over links.

    Oh no wait… reverse psychology

    We want more! More stuff obscuring the stuff!

    Comment by M — April 9, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

  7. “A cad and a bullshitter”, That’s entertainment. There’s always an element of teh carnie huckster in art/erntertainment.

    He mouthed off a bit too much for my liking but he was genuinely talented and produced music that way surpasses what’s happening now.

    Comment by Neil — April 9, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

  8. Interms of current music I’m praying that Lucida Williams will get depressed again.

    Comment by Neil — April 10, 2010 @ 10:57 am

  9. from the Onion:

    “I can’t wait to hear Public Image Ltd.’s rendition of ‘Candle In The Wind.'”

    Comment by Stephen Stratford — April 13, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

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