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Jamie Reid 'God save the Queen'

Discussion in 'Music, punk scene & subcultures' started by Vicky, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Vicky

    VickyNew Member New Member




    Aug 15, 2019
    England, United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Hello, I'm currently doing a study into the artwork of Punk artists. Jamie Reid's work has become a very significant artist in my investigation. I visited the Strongroom where his work is up on display. I felt the Anarchic energy radiating from the walls. Obviously, the 'God save the Queen' piece is one of his most recognizable pieces and I was wondering the impact it still has on people identifying as Punk today. What do you think of it? What thoughts does it provoke?

    Appreciate any replies
    Thank you

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  2. The Hat

    The HatExperienced Member Experienced member




    Back when the artwork first appeared on t-shirts, record sleeves, and adverts in the music papers when the single came out caused an uproar. I think people were even ARRESTED for wearing the shirt for a year or two, the reason being that the design/article of clothing was a "Breach of the peace" violation.

    Nowadays, if I see somebody of my generation wear the shirt, I just think they were there back in the day, and when the new generation wears it, it just means they just discovered punk.