Generation X And the Ziggy Stardust Sign in London.
Above Photo Billy Idol and the Gen X boys muck around under the iconic K West Sign. (Ray Stevenson)
Whilst doing some Bombed Out! photo research, I recently came across the above 1977 photo of Punk band Generation X walking (or pissing about) under the K West sign, made famous by its appearance on David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album cover.
What I most like about the photo, apart from its historical interest, is the dislocated bloke in a suit and kipper tie, in the window, top right, staring down at them like they’re from another planet.
Both Generation X and Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album receive honorable mentions in the pages of my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!
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