Interestment’s Top Four: Punk Rockers

These freaks wouldn’t advertise butter…


It’s a teensy bit depressing watching Johnny Rotten doing butter adverts – akin to walking in on Rambo trying on knickers. But there are some punk rockers who will never sell out no matter what… Interestment hails them…

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1. Siouxsie Sioux


Still barmy as a goat, Siouxsie was one of the original punk rockers, and was live on television when the Sex Pistols told Bill Grundy to fuck off. What a day that was. She then went on to form Siouxsie and The Banshees and recently told The Independent, “I’ve never particularly said I’m hetero or I’m a lesbian. I know there are people who are definitely one way, but not really me.”

Bisexual, then.

2. Richard Hell


Booted out of seminal punk band Television for being too damn edgy, Hell was the man behind the Sex Pistols’ safety-pins-and-bondage-trousers look. He also wrote one of the best punk songs of the time, Blank Generation

3. Patti Smith


US punk was a little bit more thoughtful and poetic than the UK stuff, and Patti Smith was all performance arty and pretentious. She also pioneered the heroin chic look… by taking lots of heroin. Good girl. Still going strong as an artiste.

4. Mick Jones


A super-influential UK punk as one quarter of The Clash, not to mention the man behind 80s legends Big Audio Dynamite. While Rotten has gone on to embarrass himself, Jones has produced records for Pete Doherty. That is only semi-humiliating.

2 Responses to Interestment’s Top Four: Punk Rockers

  1. Gerald Mendosa says:

    Mick Jones should be number 1 because the others are all slightly cack and because on the ‘Westway to the World’ Clash documentary he said he thought the place they practised in was Jewish because it was called ‘Rehearsal Rehearsal’

    Joe Strummer should also be included purely because he claimed without smokers we wouldn’t have any decent films or literature and that therefore, non-smokers should be prevented from buying or watching anything made by a smoker…and I think he wrote a few ok tunes too.

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