Never mind The Bollocks Heres The Sex Pistols.

Even now 34 years later it still looks provocative,then it really was like it was the end of the world for some people, but for me it was what id been waiting for in music controversy, noise, swearing, guitars  and something that seemed to be speaking for me and people like me!

by the time it was released 27-10-77 we had already had the singles and the bootleg spunk so this was only giving us another 8 tracks but as a whole it was fantastic, a wall of pure noise,starting with holidays in the sun and moving onto bodies which i remember The Sun went apoplectic about! It was ok to have page 3 but to say fuck that was bad!The playing on the album is done mostly by steve jones and paul cook, sid the buffon did not play and glen matlock the sacked bassist came in to do some bass parts,for people saying the pistols could not play well that was a load of rubbish.When they sang no future it really felt like it the country was going to the dogs then a bit like now, but we dont have bands like the pistols now,now we have the x factor and their like,god save the kids of today!

When i brought this record home and played it i remember my mum going ballistic, remember she was someone who had been brought up in a small village in poland and ended up here after the 2nd world war,my parents thought they had seen everything with my brothers and sisters being mods, skins and glam fans, but then me the youngest topped them all by being a punk! the hair various shades of red, white, black, bondage pants,vivienne westwood clothes, that bloody noise coming from the record player,they did not know what to make of it! they even tried to lock me in the house so i could not go out! Happy days!

Anyway the rest of the record is just fantastic, everyone has got this album im sure, no filler once again and if you get the b sides too thats the lot its all the sexpistols did 16 songs which changed not only my world but your world too.

People forget now the effect the pistols had,the reunion killed it for them, but i and people of my age will never forget the impact they had on our lives,they saved us from rick wakeman and bands like elp!At the time they really  meant it maaaan!

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7 Comments on “Never mind The Bollocks Heres The Sex Pistols.”

  1. Jim Condon says:

    If only they hadn’t toured again and pissed all over the legacy of that album and that time.

  2. reznuk says:

    I loved the album at the time but time has dimmed it in my opinion, partly because it’s become so… mainstream. The other punk bands who claimed they’d never sell out have a little more credibility!

    Actually even though the music was good I never really went for the hype that accompanied it, good album but certainly nowhere near a favourite band.

    • hitsvilleuk says:

      the impact of the pistols has been diluted through time reunions and putting their name to anything! still a life changing moment for me, no pistols no punk! and we might of all been wearing rick wakeman style capes!!

  3. the funny thing is in reflection, when you listen to ‘god save the queen’,its just a really really good heavy rock single..the playing is VERY on the money… the guitars are in tune..it’s got a conventional song structure…the recording isnt shabby…its an expensive punchy sounding single..the only thing that separates it from a regular heavy rock single is that amazing groundbreaking vocal style and the story around the band…………….brian eno once said that bands often only work inside the music,and never OUTSIDE of it…it makes most bands dull…but the work the pistols did OUTSIDE of the actual music effects the way the audience actually hear the music itself….all that profanity ,rudeness and deliberate chaos truly effected the way we hear that record..i love the pistols… they did the work inside with the recording,and outside with AN ACTUAL STORY WITH SOMETHING TO SAY.

  4. pedro says:

    Where is the piano please? I’ve never noticed it.


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