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Beat of the Day (R.I.P.)

Malcolm McLaren, most famous for bringing us the Sex Pistols, died yesterday. He was 64.

McLaren also was the brains behind a seminial Hip Hop record in the early ’80s.

Dig the classic, Buffalo Gals:


1 RagingTartabull   ~  Apr 9, 2010 10:24 am

I hate it when people say "album/band X changed my life" but I can honestly say that about the first time I ever heard "Nevermind The Bollocks...." I had never heard anything like THAT before, I wasn't sure what I thought about it at first but I knew I wanted more.

McLaren definitely had his good and bad points, he was a visionary innovator and a manipulative Svengali at the same time. But there's no denying he's directly responsible for some of the most original and interesting music of the last 35 years.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 9, 2010 10:28 am

Well said, man.

3 Just Fair   ~  Apr 9, 2010 10:43 am

[1] My friend and I were in 3rd grade at a mall record strore and he bought Never Mind the Bollocks. I bought something less edgy, but I don't remember what the hell it was. Def Leopard, maybe.
: )

4 Toxic   ~  Apr 9, 2010 11:11 am

Pistols were just another talentless boy band, the Bay City Rollers for spitters

5 YankeeAbby   ~  Apr 9, 2010 1:44 pm

...all that scratchin' is making me itch. How he went from Johnny Rotten to Buffalo gals I'll never know, but it's all good!

He also had another song "Madame Butterfly" which is still one of my favorites to this day.

6 The Hawk   ~  Apr 9, 2010 4:15 pm

[3] Excuse me? That's Def Leppard!

What a stupid band name.

7 Raf   ~  Apr 10, 2010 1:39 pm

"Buffalo Gals" and "Double Dutch" were nice, but I always preferred "Hey DJ"

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