Today the world mourns the loss of Malcolm McLaren. He was truly a worldy man. To be dubbed an impresario, as he has been heralded in his 30-plus years in music, McLaren saw diversity, exposing the sounds of every nook and cranny eminating near and far from his backyard of England. Part of his legacy stands as the manager for the Sex Pistols, yet his role as a producer, A&R, early-adopter, tastemaker, or any of the terms used to describe mavens of culture crossed international waters and generations.
Come next year, when the Grammy's do their tribute to music's fallen icons, Mr. McLaren will be remembered. Especially now when it's fashionable to be a genre-bending artist, Malcolm did just that as he was responsible for helping introduce Afrika Bambaataa to Manhattan's Downtown scene. Listen to his albums, no two really sound the same. Take Fans for instance, he re-imaged opera with popular '80s dance music. Risk-taking like that is rare, even today, commercially to say the least. He wasn't the type of producer that clamored for the spotlight, even though his personality came alive every time he spoke of the landmark moments he contributed to. You wish you were there, and we wish he was still here. RIP MALCOLM MCLAREN.
MALCOLM MCLAREN "MADAM BUTTERFLY" (UN BEL DI VENDREMO)
MALCOLM MCLAREN & THE WORLD FAMOUS SUPREME TEAM "BUFFALO GALS"
MALCOLM MCLAREN & THE WORLD FAMOUS SUPREME TEAM "HEY D.J."
MALCOLM MCLAREN & THE WORLD FAMOUS SUPREME TEAM "SHE'S LOOKING LIKE A HOBO"
MALCOLM MCLAREN & THE WORLD FAMOUS SUPREME TEAM "WORLD FAMOUS"
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