DUCK FOR IT, MALCOLM!
Malcolm McLaren is in the thick of a legal battle, it seems. The man who masterminded the rise to fame of the Sex Pistols, gave us Bow Wow Wow and claims to have given Adam Ant the idea for his pirate look, is now being sued for breach of copyright by South African music publishers over four songs on his ‘Duck Rock’ LP.
The songs, ‘Double Dutch’. ‘Soweto’, ‘Punk It Up’ and ‘Jive My Baby’ are supposedly based on songs already published. The publishers say that ‘Soweto’ was already a hit in the Johannesburg township of that name long before Malcy came along.
“We will be having a meeting with our lawyers,” said a spokesperson for Charisma Records.