London’s Outrage fanzine (December 1976) by Jon Savage
By ADRIAN TAHOURDIN
Punk only lasted about two years, roughly from 1976 to 78. The first punk single was the Damned’s “New Rose” (which still sounds fresh today), but it all kicked off properly with the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK”. Released in the autumn of 1976, it was banned from most radio stations (I have a dim recollection of first hearing it, crackling and bobbing on the waves on the pirate station Radio Caroline – “I thought it was the UK / Or just / Another / Country”).