Letter: Honest greed

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The Independent Online
Sir: Your leader (19 March) criticises the re-formed Sex Pistols for being "happy to exploit commerical opportunism", something you say they "led a generation to believe they disdained".

In fact the band's original songs always celebrated their ability to make "cash from chaos". They called their 1979 film The Great Rock and Roll Swindle and it featured the runnning motif of a cash register clocking up how much they were earning from their inability to string two chords together. The Sex Pistols never claimed to be less money-grabbing than those that came before, simply more honest.

Paul Moss

London W11

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