Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks


Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols [PA]

Conversations abound that the Sex Pistols were nothing more than a manufactured pop group from Malcolm McClaren’s manipulating mind.  The debates about who kickstarted punk and perhaps saved rock from overbloated pompousness in the UK without fail include the debut album as the band courted media controversy wherever they were presented with the opportunity and because the opening chords of “Holiday In The Sun” are more than just a warning of an impending ass kicking.  Contrary to popular belief most of the core band members actually knew how to play their instruments but Johnny Rotten’s technical singing ability is dubious but the enraged sneeered vocals.  “Bodies”  is a wondeful distorted noisy abortion of a song with Steve Jones’ solid guitar playing and Rotten spitting out more disgust than a nun scolding a Catholic school boy for reading a porn mag.  “God Save The Queen” “Anarchy In the UK” and “E.M.I.” are anthems with the requisite punk spitting contempt at authority.  Later albums were some of the same songs with a few tacked on extras

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