Sex Pistols House Is Historically Important
The University Of York has claimed that a house the Sex Pistols once rented in the 1970s has important historic and archaeological significance.
The reason for this is the art Johnny Rotten drew on the walls, which Dr. John Schofield from the university’s archaeological department compares to ancient drawings found in caves!
Says the good doctor:
“We feel justified in sticking our tongues out at the heritage establishment and suggesting that punk’s iconoclasm provides the context for conservation decision-making. Our call is for something that directly follows punk’s attitude to the mainstream, to authority; contradicting norms and challenging convention. This is an important site, historically and archaeologically, for the material and evidence it contains. But should we retain it for the benefit of this and future generations? In our view, with anti-heritage, different rules apply. The building is undoubtedly important, and could meet criteria for listing or for a blue plaque, if not now then in time.”