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~ Monday, September 29, 2003
 
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10 not-very-punk moments for British punk heroes:

1 Captain Sensible: 1976 - mooning and mugging for the Damned / 1982 - hits Number One with novelty hit taken from musical South Pacific

2 The Stranglers: 1977 - sleazing and slapping anyone who wants some / 2000 - upping the morale of the bally British troops during gigs in the Balkans

3 Howard Devoto: 1976 - between boredom and breakdown with the Buzzcocks / early 90s - begins job as a photographic librarian

4 Paul Simenon: 1977 - stripping and strutting behind Joe Strummer / 2002 - exhibits his landscape oil paintings in central London

5 Poly Styrene: 1977 - pogoing and yelling with X-Ray Spex / early 80s - converts to Hare Krishna religion and later marries a priest

6 Elvis Costello: 1977 - bristling and yodelling punk-powerpop hits / 1999 - sings a Charles Aznavour ballad for a slushy Hugh Grant movie

7 Feargal Sharkey: 1978 - writhing and keening afront the Undertones / late 90s - company managing director becomes a member of the Radio Authority panel

8 Richard Jobson: 1978 - howling and high-kicking with the Skids / 2002 - Guardian film interviewer turns film director

9 John Lydon: 1976 - gobbing and snarling for the Pistols / early 90s - considers taking a degree in Marine Biology at a Californian university

10 Siouxsie Sioux: 1978 - wailing and wiggling with the Banshees / 1983 - releases pretty pop cover of a Beatles' number


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