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Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock
Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock

The hotel room was destroyed. A television lay shattered on the ground, surrounded by a shredded pile of photographs and Bible pages, soda cans and broken furniture. On the mangled hotel bed, the sheets were coiled up in a corner, still holding the form of the human responsible for this mess. Just down the hall, Billy Idol and guys from the Sex Pistols, Blondie and Adam & the Ants banged out loud and sloppy Stooges covers late into the night. It's a scene Sid Vicious might have loved if he'd lived to attend the Los Angeles art opening. After all, he was there when the real thing happened. The Sex Pistols bassist remains one of rock 'n' roll's seminal icons...

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