1979 was the year Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols "OD'ed".
Remember "God Save the Queen"? Try to register the lyrics.
The Pistols produced the quintessential sound of the late 1970's urban gloom and angst amid the death throes of industrial society.
Our post-industrial, IT-dominated and globalised society is reacting in much the same vein, albeit less dramatically, ushering in post-capitalism and the ET (energy technology) green era.