Image Credit: Michael Putland/Getty ImagesMalcolm McLaren, the flamboyant, self-styled Godfather of Punk, great rock and roll swindler, and manager of iconic bands of the genre like the Sex Pistols and the New York Dolls, died today at 64.
But his legacy—primarily as an impresario and arbiter of safety-pinned style, but also as a truly eccentric solo artist—lives on via music videos like the ones (God save Youtube!) embedded below:
The Sex Pistols, “Anarchy in the U.K.” McLaren managed the headline-hogging musical anarchists for twelve years, pulling in John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, from the London streets to front them:
Bow Wow Wow, “I Want Candy.” The new-wave outfit, assembled by McClaren in part to promote his partner Vivienne Westwood’s fashion line, courted controversy with its album cover featuring singer Annabella Lwin, then just 14, in the nude:
“Buffalo Gals,” from McLaren’s 1983 scratch-heavy solo album Duck Rock; Eminem famously borrowed from it in 2002 for his “Without Me”:
“Double Dutch,” also from Duck Rock; the song was later sampled by Dope Smugglaz on the 1999 U.K. hit “Double Double Dutch”:
“Paris Paris,” with Catherine Deneuve. McLaren, in his later, relatively mellower phase, dueted with the iconic French actress on his 1994 concept album Paris:
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