Photo: Getty. Sometimes there was a safety pin through her patrician nose; sometimes swastikas obliterated her born-to-serve eyes. The lyric, with its rage against the machine, its dark anguish, was so powerful that you not only wanted to sing it, to chant it, but you also literally wanted to wear it on your chest.
Domidium sold ethnic, post-hippy: Indian mirrored cushions and Moroccan rugs, that stuff. On one side, across a window on the back of a leather jacket was studded the name of the outlet's previous incarnation, Let It Rock. My hero Alice Cooper had talked in NME about James Dean's line: "Live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse", so I understood the ethos, but however intrigued, I was too afraid to enter, especially alone.
A photo of Rotten, whose real name is John Lydon, taken by Dennis Morris backstage at a gig in Penzance in Cornwall in shows him in the same T-shirt. The event was hosted by music business friends and she went along with a top that had a photograph of him on it. When Lydon saw it he told her he really liked the photo of himself and suggested they swap tops.
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