Malcolm McLaren, who passed away today, is best known for managing The Sex Pistols. He was pretty much one of the creators of the Seventies punk image. Although I find “Never Mind the Bollocks…” virtually unlistenable, there’s no way that I would deny the impact it had on music and pop culture in general.
McLaren also discovered Bow Wow Wow and Boy George, thus being an integral part of the “second British invasion” in the Eighties.
However, I hear the name “Malcolm McLaren” and the first thing I think of? “Buffalo Gals”.
Malcolm was one of the first people to bring hip-hop to a larger audience, nationally and internationally. For that, more than anything else, he will have my undying respect and gratitude.
Rest in peace, sir.