Prelude: Situationist International
“It’s easy to see why these imbeciles go for the Situationist option when they’re confronted with the genealogical question. The Situationist International produced a good number of ‘difficult’ texts and so they are easy to write about. What one does is explain concepts such as ‘the spectacle’ or ‘detournement’; this fills up a lot of space with less time being put in for the money earned than that required for someone engaging in genuine analysis.”
Stewart Home: “Blood Splattered with Guitars: A demonstration of the fact that there are no direct links between PUNK ROCK, the Sex Pistols and the Situationist International” i.e. Chapter Two of the essential Cranked Up Really High: Genre Theory and Punk Rock (Codex Books, 1995).
Part One coming soon…