Viv Albertine corrects British Library exhibition on punk.

Why does the history of punk rock seem so relentlessly white and male, when that’s nothing like how it happened? Well, you know why. And so does Viv Albertine of the Slits, who showed up to talk at British Library exhibition Punk 76-78 last night and had to apply corrections to their glib erasure of people like her from the history she was literally there to talk about.

See also a nice piece on why the relentlessly white histories of punk are also trivially false.

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