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Fred Burns's frank, unflinching documentary is the real – and sometimes surreal – deal, writes Adrian Deevoy
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"Listen, Johnny Moped were better than the Clash and the Pistols put together," a young Shane MacGowan assured me 30 years ago. I can't remember if he was drinking, but he had a point.
Johnny Moped, punk rock's idiot savants, embodied the daft Diy essence of the times better than any other group. Not for them the artful defiance of Vivienne Westwood's costly clobber or the political posturing of Juanabe conquistadors – the Mopeds came from Croydon and made music for drunk people. Press play on your download of Basically, Johnny Moped and there's Shane in 1977, all self-conscious sneer and spit-spattered shirt up front at the Roxy, pogoing in approximate time to the Mopeds' ramshackle constructions: Incendiary Device, Groovy Ruby, Vd Boiler and Darling Let's Have Another Baby. »
The New Year may only just be upon us but the world of professional wrestling is already talking about the biggest event of the year – WrestleMania, this year being the 29th edition of the extravaganza and taking place on April 7th, 2013 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With no matches set in stone and Royal Rumble season upon us where traditionally the main story lines begin to take shape, What Culture takes a look at 10 matches we’d love to see on the big day.
10. Beth Phoenix vs Karma
Ok, so neither woman is currently employed by WWE at the moment but who’s to say they wont be by WrestleMania or even Royal Rumble for that matter? The two best women’s wrestlers of the last decade would make for one hell of a match so why not have it on the biggest stage of them all? »
- Matt Aspin
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