This post was more inspired by Mr. Ken's revisit of the Small Faces than the "not-so-Artful-Dodger" Malc's demise (which I wouldn't be surprised if turned out to be a hoax perpetrated by him and his pathetic cronies, but I digress). Through the process of discovering the Sex Pistols at the age of fifteen and delving into their environment/influences/aural pleasures, I was exposed to a whole world of rich, diverse music that was new to me... and very exciting. They were the gateway to a journey that still continues for me to this day.
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