People always ask me what 1909 1977 means. This video tells the story very clearly. 1909 is the year the Futurist Manifesto was written. Futurism is essentially Art Punk from long ago. Snarling Italian reactionaries smashing the history that threatened to strangle their nation. 1977 is the year Punk really echoed around the world. Snarling English kids smashing the stagnant Rock & Roll bloat that had set upon the world in the 70s. Shocking grannies with bright colors, nasty attitudes & fast, cheap & easy to produce pop trash culture. Punk was the only really revolutionary form of music to be introduced, even if it drew heavily on old rock & roll, in intention & execution, it wiped a bit of the slate clean, clearing the way for something like a pop single from Afrika Bambaataa (Hip Hop Zulu Futurist) & Johnny Rotten (True embodiment of the Punk spirit) about armaggedon. It is important to note that what was contained in these two movements was the dynamic seed, violent energy, unrestricted creativity, unrelenting passion, when one tries to recreate the movement, the point is lost. The dynamic energy is the important thing.
DEATH DISCO by PIL
PLANET ROCK by AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & THE SOULSONIC FORCE
BUFFALO GALS by MALCOLM MCLAREN (SEX PISTOLS IMPRESSARIO)
All of this made way for the KLF.
3 AM ETERNAL by THE KLF