10.21.2010 04:19 PM

Ari Up

I was very, very sad to learn of her death yesterday. The news was broken by the man who is, in fact, her step-father, John Lydon.

Ari was a huge help to me on Fury’s Hour, and I can’t emphasize enough the importance she had – as an artist, as a woman – on the punk movement.

Here’s Ari and the Slits doing ‘Typical Girls.’  She was anything but.


  1. allegra fortissima says:

    She was great, really great. And never that girlsy “Typical Girl” – GOOD for her!

  2. Brad says:

    I did not know you wrote that book, what was John Lyndon like to interview? It seems that while he isn’t formally educated, he is bright, nasty and doesn’t suffer fools.

    • allegra fortissima says:

      “I’m no one’s lap dog, you can’t put me on a leash, and that was the attitude of it, fuck off.”

      Boy oh boy, I love that one!

  3. John Kingma says:

    I haven’t been near a computer or radio for a few days and almost fell off my chair when I read this. What a sad day it is. Ari was a true original and will be missed.

  4. John Kingma says:

    PS – Fury’s Hour is a great book.

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