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MALCOLM McLAREN: Duck Rock (Virgin Video, £19.95)

“An adventure round the world” is how this is described by Malcolm McLaren (the man who masterminded the Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow and who recently murdered opera with the brilliant “Madame Butterfly” LP). In 1982 he and Frankie producer Trevor Horn zoomed around the world stealing musical ideas from South African townships, New York ghettos, Cuban villages and loads of other places. When the records, like “Buffalo Gals” and “Double Dutch”, were originally released they were the first time most people in Britain had ever even heard things like scratchin and hip hop. But even if in that respect, this is now rather old hat, it still stands up as a fascinating journey round the globe featuring a dazzling variety of different dances and music. Highly recommended.