Rocks In The Attic #256: The Sex Pistols – ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ (1977)

RITA#256I’m not the biggest fan of punk. I can usually take it or leave it, although I’m glad that it came along when it did and wiped the charts from the excesses of Emerson, Lake & Palmer (and similar dullards). This is a great rock ‘n roll record though – mainly due to Steve Jones’ contributions.

Essentially, all you need to know about The Sex Pistols is contained on these two sides and the documentary by Julien Temple, The Filth And The Fury. I don’t really care about reunion tours and the fact that John Lydon now advertises butter (even if he still thinks he’s being subversive by advertising “Cunt-try Life” butter). It’s all bollocks, and they told us not to mind it, didn’t they? Anyway, Martin Freeman can do Johnny Rotten better than John Lydon can these days.

I have a pink vinyl version of this record – the same, disgusting shade of pink used on the cover. It looks like luminous vomit.

Hit: Anarchy In The UK

Hidden Gem: Holiday In The Sun

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4 thoughts on “Rocks In The Attic #256: The Sex Pistols – ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ (1977)

  1. Matthew Gibson

    I think it’s quite a bad album. But punk was absolutely essential to clear away the rubbish that was being made. I much prefer the new wave stuff that followed punk. We definitely need the same kind of jolt punk gave to happen again. Music now is just like 1975. People are making concept albums! Did Sid Viscous die in vain? Well yes, of course. But really. Concept albums.

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  2. mrjohnnyandrews Post author

    Yes, I definitely prefer new wave too. That first blast of punk is just too much posturing covering up for a lack of musical talent.Something has to come along soon, surely…

    New Zealand is in the middle of its own X-Factor at the moment, and in terms of judges they’re really scraping the barrel. There’s the chick with the wonky face from All Saints, Stan Walker (a young Maori chap who won one of these contests in Australia a couple of years ago), and Ruby Frost, a young chick who’s had one album out in NZ. Surely we’re almost at the death knell of these sorts of shows, and without that sort of “talent” shifting units in the charts, I wonder if the record industries will start pumping money elsewhere.

    We’re almost ready for another Aerosmith revival anyway…

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