“Rock ‘n’ Roll Piracy”
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STUDENT: But who’s Malcolm Mclaren anyway? Some professor somewhere?
(1946 – 2010)
For what it’s worth, it’s almost impossible today to understand just how repugnant and threatening people found this music when it first appeared. I know, because I was there. If I was teaching a class on music or 70s culture, and not the Middle Ages, it would be my job to bring this moment back to life for you. A formidable task, to say the very least.