music punk 

My Way – The Ultimate Punk Rock Cover of a Cover of a Cover

In 1986, one the most iconic punk rock bio pics ever was released – Sid and Nancy. This (so-called morbid) bio pic about John Simon Richie – famously known as Sid Vicious, the bass player for the Sex Pistols – starred a fresh-faced British actor, Gary Oldman in the starring role. The movie revolves around Vicious’ tumultuous and drug infused relationship with his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, played by Chloe Webb. Oldman portrayed Vicious too perfectly, and made viewers feel somewhat sympathetic with the almost childish, bumbling, lost, and gone-too-soon punk icon.     I must…

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music musings on the fly punk 

Love Kills – Sid & Nancy

It was during the glorious summer of 1988 when I saw the movie that remains as one of my favorite movies of all-time.   Sid & Nancy (1986), directed by Alex Cox, was a tortured love story about Sid Vicious of Sex Pistols fame and his groupie and junkie girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. The movie was loosely based on Deborah Spungen’s book “And I Don’t Want to Live This Life”, a biography about her daughter, and Sid’s true love and partner in crime, Nancy. I highly recommend reading Spungeon’s book if you…

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