Of, relating to, or being a style of enamel decoration in which the enamel is applied and fired in raised cells (as of soldered wires) on a usually metal background — compare champlevé.
Sort of. But it happened on this day 37 years ago. According to none other than Nick Hornby, writing for The Guardian:
Until December 1 1976, very few people had taken much notice of punk. There wasn’t much music you could buy: the Pistols’ single Anarchy in the UK had been released the week before, and the Damned’s New Rose a month or so before that, but it was perfectly possible to own every English punk record ever made without spending more than a couple of quid.
The very next morning, however, it became a national phenomenon, and the cause of a hilarious moral panic. Bill Grundy was suspended. Town councillors nationwide fell over each other to ban the group from appearing in civic halls and leisure centres. Tabloid newspaper editors vented their outrage on front pages (“THE FILTH AND THE FURY”, screamed the red-faced Mirror), and politicians said the daft things they always say at times like this. EMI, the Sex Pistols’ label, cancelled their contract with the band and withdrew the single from sale. (And the following year, record shops were prosecuted for displaying the word “bollocks” in their shop window.) By Christmas, the Sex Pistols were famous – properly famous, tabloid famous. It was atypical of the British media at the time to have seized upon anything as happening as punk …
The original video …
And just because I like you, here’s a brilliant parody from It’s Kevin, Kevin Eldon’s six-part sketch comedy series.
Back when “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t've)” was the “new one from the next album.”
Thanks to Matt The Bastard for turning me on to these guys this past weekend.