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Sex Pistols backed by KGB

If this is true; Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Ramones were Financed by the USSR, then it was their best move ever.  According to the article:

The USSR government at the time spent “hundreds of millions of rubles” on this covert operation destined to create utter chaos… We even infiltrated mainstream radios to promote their music and reach millions of people everyday…

As far as I am concerned; The Sex Pistols, meh.  However, The Clash was pretty good and when I was living in California in the mid 1980’s, The Ramones were hugely popular with the surfer crowd and pretty much everyone else.

So, without further adieu and with special thanks to Комите́т госуда́рственной безопа́сности (КГБ):

There you have it; an English punk rock band, financed by a Soviet security apparatus signing (sort of) about an American car. Next thing you’ll tell me is that Billy Joel is a CIA front.

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4 comments to Sex Pistols backed by KGB

  • valvashon

    From the World News Daily “Disclaimer” page:

    “WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.”

    So, no, it isn’t true and neither is the story about the L.A. Gang member who tattooed his own eyeballs or the mobile home that was carried 130 miles away by a tornado with a family inside.

    Sorry.

  • Paul Thurst

    Dang it! I really wanted that mobile home story to be true 😉

  • Scott Atkinson

    Great bit of alternate history tucked inside, however. In the real world, punk didn’t hit until the mid-70s, well after Nixon was out of office. In the WINDR version, punk forces Nixon’s hand and prompts an unwise, blanket crackdown on a bunch of stuff, which means he not only served out his second term but managed to change/ignore the law and get a third term in office.

  • chuck gennaro

    So…..Billy Joel isn’t a CIA front? 🙂

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