“There have been solely, like, 200 folks,” journalist and critic Legs McNeil told New York magazine in 2008. “So that you met everybody fairly rapidly. It wasn’t a scene that anybody wished to be part of.”
“Nancy had a kind of passions for rock and roll that only a few folks have,” he continued. “She knew the whole lot about each album. Groupies in these days have been completely different. They have been part of the scene. Everybody was handled the identical. The roadies have been handled the identical because the rock stars. The groupies have been handled the identical because the rock stars. It was utterly democratic.”
However after two years of onerous dwelling in New York, she took off for London, the place she met Sid and was glued to his aspect by the point the Intercourse Pistols launched into their first and solely U.S. tour in January 1978. Which Nancy was banned from, the majority of the “God Save the Queen” rockers having taken an instantaneous disliking to her.
In his 1994 guide, John Lydon referred to her as “that beast” and a “spoiled cow.” However he wasn’t being “vindictive,” he assured. Fairly, “She was a really self-destructive human being who was decided to take as many individuals down along with her as attainable. Nancy Spungen was the entire Titanic in search of the iceberg, and he or she wished a full load.”
Artist and author Leee Childers, a tour supervisor for New York-based punk band The Heartbreakers, informed Legs McNeill for his guide Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral Historical past of Punk that Nancy “was a really, very, very, very, very, very dangerous affect on individuals who have been already a large number. She was a troublemaker and a stirrer-upper.”