London Calling: Season 1, Episode 1

Fuck Art Let's Dance (9 Jun. 2012)

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"Fuck art let's dance!" proclaimed the famous slogan on a post-punk T-shirt, expressing the rebellious musical spirit that thrived in art colleges at the time. Ironically it was precisely ... See full summary »

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Blur ...
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Graham Coxon ...
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Fred Deakin ...
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Ian Dury ...
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Jill Furmanovsky ...
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Paul Gorman ...
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Heaven 17 ...
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Paul Morley ...
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Simon Napier-Bell ...
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Colin Newman ...
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"Fuck art let's dance!" proclaimed the famous slogan on a post-punk T-shirt, expressing the rebellious musical spirit that thrived in art colleges at the time. Ironically it was precisely this spirit that had led to British art colleges contributing to pop music culture on a scale unmatched elsewhere. The new role of art schools as a social melting pot in the 1960s, and their policy that everyone had to study a broad-based arts curriculum before being allowed to specialise, resulted in a new cultural playground where musical passions and fresh ideas flourished. Every British pop band contained at least one art school graduate and many, from Roxy Music and Wire to Franz Ferdinand, formed entirely at art school. Pete Townshend's legendary Union Jack jacket - often misinterpreted as patriotism - was a pure pop art statement, deconstructing the national flag as fashion, and the band's clever conceptual collection The Who Sell Out was the result of manager Kit Lambert "encouraging my art ... Written by Simon Witter

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Pretty Vacant
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Written by John Lydon, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook
Performed by The Sex Pistols
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