Joe Corre, the son of fromer Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, has made good on a promise to burn precious memorabilia from the earliest era of punk in a protest.
“Some people are very concerned about the price of these artifacts, but a conversation that we need to have is about values. Punk provided an opportunity for the no future generation of the 1970s to create a way out of it. Not trusting the media, not trusting the politicians. Investigating the truth for yourself. DIY. Punk was never, never meant to be nostalgic, and you can’t learn how to be one at a Museum of London workshop. Punk has become another marketing tool to sell you something you don’t need. The illusion of an alternative choice. Conformity in another uniform. If you want to understand the potent values of punk, confront taboos, do not tolerate hypocrisy, investigate the truth for yourself,” Corre said.
The total estimated value of the artifacts varies, but is thought to be around 6 Million. Read the full story courtesy of Alternative Press here.