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With Jordan Mooney

She was the face of punk, performed with the Pistols and managed Adam Ant. Jordan Mooney is the embodiment of punk defiance and discusses her life in today's 3 Minute Epiphany.

A key part of the punk movement, Jordan became iconic initially whilst working at McLaren and Westwood’s Sex shop on the King’s Road and was part of the original Pistols entourage and appeared on stage with them regularly. Her defiant look was the embodiment of punk that the Sex shop emulated.

She went on to manage and perform with Adam And The Ants in 77/78 and perform the role of Britannia in Derek Jarman’s Jubilee, hanging out with Bowie and Warhol along the way.

She has been a veterinary nurse for 36 years after overcoming intense personal struggles in the early Eighties.

Jordan explores her incredible life in her recently published her autobiography ‘Defying Gravity’ which sold out as soon as it hit the shelves and had an immediate reprint.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Queens of the Stone Age

    The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret

    • Interscope.
  • Mattiel

    Keep The Change

    • Heavenly.
  • Plaid

    Dancers

  • Thundercat

    Bus In These Streets

    • Bus In These Streets.
    • Brainfeeder.
  • Harriet Brown

    Paper

    • Innovative Leisure.
  • Kojey Radical

    Can't Go Back

    • Asylum / Atlantic.
  • Janet Kay

    Silly Games

    • Columbia.
  • Radiohead

    Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

    • Play Close Attention.
    • XL.
  • White Denim

    Small Talk (Feeling Control)

    • City Slang Records.
  • Show Me the Body

    Forks And Knives

    • Dog Whistle.
    • Loma Vista Recordings.
  • Black Flag

    Rise Above

    • SST.
  • The Ronettes

    Be My Baby

    • The Ultimate Collection.
    • Marginal.
    • 003.
  • Télépopmusik & Angela McCluskey

    Breathe

    • Chrysalis.
  • Moderat

    A New Error

    • Moderat.
    • BPitch Control.
  • Nina Simone

    Save Me

    • The Essential Nina Simone Volume 2.
    • Sony.
  • Panda Bear

    Buoys

    • Domino.
  • Pixies

    On Graveyard Hill

    • BENEATH THE EYRIE.
    • Infectious/BMG Worldwide.
  • Eric B. & Rakim

    Microphone Fiend

    • MCA Records.
  • The Quiet Temple

    The Last Opium Den (On Earth)

    • The Quiet Temple.
    • Point of Departure.
  • Gaz Coombes

    Salamander

    • Hot Fruit/Caroline International.
  • Howlin’ Wolf

    Smokestack Lightning

    • THE HIT LABEL LTD.
  • Erykah Badu

    Danger

    • Worldwide Underground.
    • Motown.
  • Steve Lacy

    N Side

    • 3qtr/AWAL.
  • Symarip

    Skinhead Moonstomp

    • Select.
  • Loefah

    Disko Rekah

    • DEEP MEDi Musik.
  • J-E-T-S

    Real Truth (feat. Tkay Maidza)

    • Innovative Leisure.
  • Al Green

    Here I Am (Come and Take Me)

    • L-O-V-E - The Essential Al Green.
    • Hi.
    • 1.
  • Echo & the Bunnymen

    Bring On The Dancing Horses

    • Korova.
  • Pip Blom

    Ruby

    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • Sinkane

    Stranger

    • Dépaysé.
    • City Slang.
  • Skinny Pelembe

    No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish

    • Brownswood Recordings.
  • Four Tet

    Teenage Birdsong

    • Text Records.
  • Holly Herndon

    Alienation

  • The Duke Spirit

    Lion Rip

    • LOOG.

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