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The punk movement failed when in 1975 it became an exported commodity to American teens. The Sex Pistols, particularly Sid Vicious, are often portrayed as emblematic representations of anarchy. The Sex Pistols' music has often been perceived as a response to the manufactured pop music of the mid-1970s. Ironically though, the band was conceived and managed by Malcom McLaren, the anti-Dick Clark. They are a forth generation fabricated boy band, following The Monkees thus transforming the punk anarchy philosophy into one of fashion, lifestyle and capitalism. The contemporary punk ideology exists as a form of tourism. By that I mean through fashion, one can therefore participate in urban fantasies of anarchy.