"MALCOLM MCLAREN AND MYSELF INVENTED PUNK"

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Vivienne was not immune to the violent tides around her, or averse to lashing out herself on occasion. ‘She was quite punchy,’ claims Steve Jones, ‘she’d lock Malcolm in a cupboard... but Malcolm got a kick out of that.’ ‘That’s a lie,’ says Vivienne, ‘we didn’t have a cupboard. I’d lock him in rooms or slam a door at him. He goaded me – he drove me into a fury.’ She also got into fights herself on occasion. ‘It was at the Nashville pub, a Sex Pistols gig, and someone said to me about this stool near the stage, she said “You can’t sit there,” (her boyfriend had gone to get a drink) and at the time I thought, “Well, that’s not very punk, I’ll sit where I like.
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