everyone is going to go on about his creating the sex pistols but for me his contributions to alternative dance music are more important and far more constructive rather than destructive. destruction isn't necessarily a bad thing but deconstruction is where it's at:
well before madonna:
well before american whities discovered their own country's indigenous hip hop culture:
the music piracy theme song well before napster:
he helped create the musical backdrop of most of my youth.he deserves so much more credit for his contributions to our culture.and he did see the beauty and wonder within johnny rotten- that's some eye for talent.