Weekend reading: David Cook, Bond themes and the death of punk

  • Friday, November 14, 2008 3:39pm
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Nancy Spungen is among that rare group of famed groupies.

She was the better half of Sid Vicious, the Sex Pistols bassist, before she was found dead in a hotel room. While the cops thought Vicious was responsible, the case never went to trial, on account of Vicious’ own death months later.

New York Magazine dredges up that sad tale to declare when New York’s punk scene sort of died. It’s an interesting (albeit occasionally profane) article, worth reading.

Elsewhere we get to hear about David Cook’s love of 1980s rock theatrics, Time’s distaste for guitar fuzz on Bond themes and Metallica’s days in Arkansas. Read on for those too.

  • David Cook wants to get back to a time when rockers triggered pyrotechnics using their archery skills, we find out in the Los Angeles Times.
  • New York’s punk scene died when Sid Vicious’ girlfriend Nancy died, says.New York Magazine says.
  • Metallica has come a long way from playing that one show in Arkansas, where a guy was selling catfish sandwiches near the stage, we find out in Rolling Stone.
  • Time smack talks Chris Cornell, Tom Jones and Jack White in its rundown of the best and worst Bond songs.
  • The Hold Steady’s frontman Craig Finn tells the Seattle P-I he doesn’t so much sing as just talk really loud.
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