THE SEX PISTOLS – NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS

The Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ – What are you waiting for? True love, school end, Third World / civil war, more wars in the Third World, a leader, the commandos to storm the next aeroplane, next week’s NME, The Revolution?

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THE SEX PISTOLS – C’MON EVERYBODY

The Sex Pistols “C’Mon Everybody” continues their undoubted success. They trail blaze a path of anarchy and ruin within a culture that chooses to destroy us by making our decisions for us.

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BLANK GENERATION OUT ON THE ROAD

Blank Generation on the road – Kenneth Anger called James Dean “a human ashtray”. Maybe he should have waited twenty years to see the self-inflicted fag burns on Rotten’s arms. “It’s my body and I’ll do what I want with it.”

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SEARCHING FOR RECORDS IN CHESTER-LE-STREET & NEWCASTLE

Searching for records in Chester-le-Street and Newcastle – I’ve been very busy since last Friday working on the maintenance of this website

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THE SEX PISTOLS – SOMETHING ELSE

There really ain’t nothing sadder than old hipsters or anything more obnoxious than louts given free reign while you’re in the room. Anarchy in antiquity

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THE SEX PISTOLS – MY WAY

And, as far as the actual melody goes – a wry pastiche of ‘Anarchy’ and ‘Queen’ plus a strong hook – it maintains their previous single status.

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THE SEX PISTOLS – PRETTY VACANT

As a result of this dilemma, the only positive outlet for their frustrations is the comparative isolation of the recording studio and it’s from there that ‘Pretty Vacant’ – the music, the noise, the intense atmosphere – boils over in sheer anger and desperation.

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THE SEX PISTOLS – GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

Up front, star-of-the-stage-and-screen Johnny Rotten (the singer) gets to grips with the already often quoted lyric in the inimitably charming manner which has made him the darling of international cafe society. “We’re the future, you’re the future, NO FUTURE”, he leers, except that there is a future, you’re it and if you don’t take it then you’ve only yerownass to blame . . .

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THE SEX PISTOLS – ANARCHY IN THE U.K.

Admittedly Johnny Rotten sings flat, the song is laughably naive, and the overall feeling is of a third rate Who imitation, but even so there’s a certain neurotic aggression that distinguishes it from the rest of this week’s insipid bunch and prevents it acquiring good-bad status

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THE SEX PISTOLS – HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN

The Sex Pistols ‘Holidays In The Sun’ – And the triumphant path blazed by “Anarchy In The UK”, and “God Save The Queen” begins to falter.

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