....SUNDAY JANUARY 9TH 1977
Malcolm McLaren manager of the Sex
Pistols
(left) begins secret negotiations
with A&M Records as a queue of record
label suitors - WEA, RCA and CBS wait
patiently in the wings with their cheque
books flapping. He wows A&M's
Managing Director Derek Green with a 6
track demo of
Pistols recordings
including a couple of takes on 'Anarchy
In The UK'. Green takes the bait but not
before checking it out with boss Jerry
Moss back in LA.
The Maniacs formed from the
nucleus of
the Rings who
dissolved late in 1976. They
feature Alan Lee Shaw - guitar,
Rod Latter - drums and Robert
Crash on bass. They are
prematurely let loose for good
behaviour at London's Windsor
Castle pub tonight. It's early days
for the band who bring their own
brand of high action 77 punk rock
but won't get much recognition till
later on in the year.
"I was terribly excited. Having signed Rick
Wakeman, Peter Frampton Supertramp,
Humble Pie, I was right 8 times out of 9 or
something like that. I couldn't believe what
I was hearing. So I probably handled it with
the i'll-get-back-to-you tactic, but i knew at
that very moment i wanted the act badly,
and in this business you rarely do"
- Derek Green A&M Records
The Maniacs 77 (Ian Dickson)
SEDITIONARIES
Malcolm McLaren begins his label wrangling
Sedtionaries Plaque
Sedtionaries 430 Kings Road, London
Jordan shop assistant in Sedtionaries entrance 1977
Malcolm McLarens view on what Sedtionaries represented
- Malcolm McLaren
Sedtionaries interior
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