The Crown. The Queen. The Crass.

The Crown. The Queen.  The Crass.

Ordinary moments from her later years for Queen Elizabeth II.  I had several, but pared it down to a couple.  Interesting images because of the subject, and fine photography.  I associate her with an immensely important grand history, challenging socioeconomic questions and  the Pistols.  As an American I am fascinated by monarchies.

HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Annie Leibovitz
She doesn’t blink nor flinch. In the rain.  So freaking awesome!
Elizabeth enjoying a girlish giggle at her husband.

A performance for the Queen’s jubilee.

On 7 June 1977—the Jubilee holiday itself—the band attempted to play the song from a boat named The Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames, outside the Palace of Westminster. After a scuffle involving attendee Jah Wobble and a cameraman, eleven people, including several members of the band’s entourage, were arrested when the boat docked. -wiki

God save the queen
The fascist regime
They made you a moron
Potential H-bomb

God Save the Queen, cover art 1977 single
God Save the Queen, cover art 1977 single

God save the queen
She ain’t no human being
There is no future
In England’s dreaming

Don’t be told what you want
Don’t be told what you need
There’s no future, no future,
No future for you

God save the queen
We mean it man
We love our queen
God saves

God save the queen
‘Cause tourists are money
And our figurehead
Is not what she seems

Oh God save history
God save your mad parade
Oh Lord God have mercy
All crimes are paid

S. Viscous and J. Rotten
Sid Viscous and Johnny Rotten

When there’s no future
How can there be sin
We’re the flowers in the dustbin
We’re the poison in your human machine
We’re the future, your future

God save the queen
We mean it man
We love our queen
God saves

God save the queen
We mean it man
And there is no future
In England’s dreaming

No future, no future,
No future for you
No future, no future,
No future for me

No future, no future,
No future for you
No future, no future
For you

Their 1977 single “God Save the Queen,” attacking social conformity and deference to the Crown, precipitated the “last and greatest outbreak of pop-based moral pandemonium”
– O’Hagan, Sean (2 May 2004). “Fifty Years of Pop”The Observer (London). Retrieved 20 March 2009.

The Sex Pistols gave a fierce voice to the working class who then, as now, faced an uncertain future with high unemployment, limited social mobilization and continued economic marginalization.   In the face of a single family’s wealth, as figureheads supported by the state.

Their concerts repeatedly faced difficulties with organizers and local authorities, and public appearances often ended in mayhem.  Although their original career lasted just two-and-a-half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, they are regarded as one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music.  – from wiki

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HRH Queen Elizabeth II, eyes closed

 

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