Then in 1977, the punk revolution exploded
with bands like "The Clash" and "The Sex Piso
tots." Both of these English bands became in-
stant successes in Great Britain. "The Sex Pis-
tols" — Johnny Rotten. Sid Vicious, Steve
Jones. and Paul Cook -- were the epitome of a
Punk band. "God Save The Queen,” "Ararchy in
the U.K..” and "Submission” are only a few
songs that got them banned from England. "The
Clash" released their debut album "The Clash"
and it received very high praise from critics,
both English and American. "The Sex Pistols"
remained the most violent and controversial
band ever until their break up in 1979.
. Although "The Clash" had the same turbu-
lent beginning as "The Sex Pistols," they re-
mained together as the best band in the world.
Their third album. "London Calling." was
named best album of 1980 by most every critic.
Lyrics of "The Clash” have not calmed down.
but their music is not quite as rough as their
debut release. Unlike many people believe,
punk has not died. but the way the music was
presented has died.
New types of rebellion by bands like "Joy Di-
vision.” "U2." "X," "New Order," and "The Pro-
fessionals" prove Punk Rock isn’t over, but that
it has become more tuneful, melodic and pol-
Syl Sytvain. Johnny Thunders. Arthur Cain,
and Jerry Nolan, created songs like "Viet-
namese Baby," "Trash" and "Personality Cri-
These songs hit the American people harder
than some of early songs of "The Who." Each
song dealt with some sort of ﬂaw in the Ameri-
can society. "The Dolls" were ignored most eve-
rywhere except New York. and they eventually
broke up in 1975.