Johnny Rotten Blasts Female Reporter On Air

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in

Basically Johnny being Johnny when asked about Thatcher"s death. [Starts at the 4 minute mark.]
There are 27 comments:
Male 761
how is this a surprise to anyone.
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Male 2,424
Sounds like a grump old douche.

I say we give him Jay Leno`s old slot on TV, I would watch, intensely.
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Male 369
Gotta love a pathetic old wanker...

Once the word of youth, now just a bit sad, really.

Margarine, anyone?
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Male 15,832
What an obnoxious prick. It might be forgivable if he ever had any talent. If you never heard his "music," count yourself lucky; it sucked dead donkey balls.
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Male 2,841
Who dis?
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Male 1,949
So, he says they`re loud or "shoosh" and they gasp. He says he`s Johnny F`ing rotten and no one cares. I prefer the Ausie style of patrolling the airwaves.
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Male 338
heh, my granddad`s the same when he has his hearing aid in
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Female 856
Aww bless, he`s getting on a bit, everything is just too loud!
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Female 4,084
i thought he was dead.
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Male 3,908
Here`s a documentary that will help give you a good idea of that. It`s called "American Hardcore" and covers the history from 1980 to 1986.

American Hardcore (Part 1)

American Hardcore (Part 2)
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Male 3,908
"I don`t know what punk was like in the US in the 70`s, probably soft and gentle, with nice big policemen with guns to protect you."

Good one, you`re a pretty funny guy! The American version of punk, called Hardcore, Hardcore Punk, and where I am in NYC where it started, it`s called New York Hardcore (NYHC). Many of the bands from the early 80`s that I grew up with, and are friends of mine now since I play, are still around sweating it out in the clubs/bars and actually live the life, not like the majority of the posers you see on TV these days.
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Male 17,511
He`s a douche, always has been.
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Male 5,872
(Continued) -Music lover. I don`t know what punk was like in the US in the 70`s, probably soft and gentle, with nice big policemen with guns to protect you. There were a lot of good bands that came out of that era, who made a lot of good music. They were associated with punk, but were not part of it.
Punks in the UK now serve a decorative purpose to amuse us all. There is even a movement being started to make upsetting a punk a `hate-crime` the same as racism etc. Fair play; today`s punks are not the arseholes that spawned the movement in the first place.
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Male 5,872
whodat6484: I suspect that a lot of the folk who like him, weren`t around during that era in the UK. If having your bike vandalised on a regular basis, your garden trashed and shat in, being pissed on from multi-storey car parks, being gobbed at in the street for no reason, shop displays upset while families shopping, anything they didn`t like, they spoiled because it was the ethos of punk in that day; if all that stuff gives you good cheer, then you are welcome to it with my blessing. The man is a traitor to his cause, which was to go against commercialism and big business.
As far as the recording career goes, most of the punk bands at the time only had musical instruments to show society that they were `rebels`. 99% of them could not play a single tune; by their own admission they were hopeless, it was purely image.
Sure the man is clever, had he spent more time at school, he would have had a different career.
I was a rebel biker in those years, and am still a music love
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Female 8,046
` pimps, prostitutes, perverts, malcontent`s, misanthropes, cut-throats, footpads, ne`er do wells, etc. All gathered to blame their combined lack of social graces and misfortunes on people who have been bothered to get off their arse, get up and go to work, to pay for the food and drink, clothes, shoes, cars and all the trappings of life that go with being successful`
I did punk, so did most of my friends- `spect you are right as I think you described public school to a T....
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Male 369
Don`t think of him as tough or anti-establishment or anything since he utterly rsold out and started doing TV ads for butter
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Male 1,558
You`d figure his hearing would bad as Townsend`s is
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Male 1,678
Is there really any need for there to be 4 interviewers for the one interview?
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Male 3,908
@Nickel2 - I guess you don`t like punk and/or hardcore music, huh? That rambling comment of yours is full of the same anger & angst you hear coming from that music genre.

"He`s never done a day`s work in his life! All his income has come from tuneless drivel."

Nope, wrong, try again...

Lydon got his first job aged 10 as a minicab dispatcher, something he kept up for a year whilst the family was in financial difficulty.
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Male 7,123
He`s just playing to dim people`s expectations, he was always more panto than rock.
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Male 7,123
` A seething stew of pimps, prostitutes, perverts, malcontent`s, misanthropes, cut-throats, footpads, ne`er do wells,`

Yeah, happy days.
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Male 758
What an ass-hat.
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Male 40,739
He was totally "in character" for the whole interview! Funny yet true to the role!

The "talking faces" didn`t seem to get it, and made arses of themselves afterwards. Tsk! So sad.

@Nickel2: Didn`t "they" use to say that about Beatles fans? And Elvis fans before that? There`s always an audience for "counter culture" eh?
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Male 339
@Nickel2... yeah, he sure got his childhood roots off something he accomplished when he was 20.

Its a good thing we can retroactively apply our wealth and success to our childhoods after we earn them as adults!
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Male 5,872
4:00.
`I come from the working class me`.
He`s never done a day`s work in his life! All his income has come from tuneless drivel.
All those who say punk-rock was brilliant probably come from the same gene-pool: A seething stew of pimps, prostitutes, perverts, malcontent`s, misanthropes, cut-throats, footpads, ne`er do wells, etc. All gathered to blame their combined lack of social graces and misfortunes on people who have been bothered to get off their arse, get up and go to work, to pay for the food and drink, clothes, shoes, cars and all the trappings of life that go with being successful. Johnny Rotten is a grade `A`, 5-star, prize twat.
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Female 8,046
I adore John Lydon, a very clever man, a very funny man, knows just what he is up to- an all round good egg!
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Male 20,904
Link: Johnny Rotten Blasts Female Reporter On Air [Rate Link] - Basically Johnny being Johnny when asked about Thatcher`s death. [Starts at the 4 minute mark.]
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