Like Punk never happened. The Nice N Sleazy punk music festival – pictures by Christopher Furlong

A punk gestures © Christopher Furlong

A punk gestures © Christopher Furlong





















Great series of images by Christopher Furlong that record events at a boutique music festival for Punk and Ska fans in Morecambe UK. Difficult to explain the raw energy and excitement of a musical movement that blew away the stifling banality of corporate culture in the 70’s. It could be successfully argued that we have returned to that cultural stasis today. Joe Strummer, lead singer of The Clash, summed up succinctly the purity of the Punk ethos in this quote shortly before his untimely death in 2002. “I’d define it as self-awareness: an ability to trust your own judgement. An ability to see through veils of bullshit or spins on stories or propaganda. Maybe an ability to think for yourself.” I had the great fortune to see The Jam and The Clash live in the late 70’s – I have the perforated eardrum to prove it:)

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