The Best Punk Rock Album Ever ‘NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS HERE’S THE SEX PISTOLS’ Turns 40…

Going back in sonic history…

26 October 2017

Band: THE SEX PISTOLS
Album: NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS HERE’S THE SEX PISTOLS
Released: 28 October 1977 – 40 years ago…
All Music wrote: “While mostly accurate, dismissing ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’ as merely a series of loud, ragged mid-tempo rockers with a harsh, grating vocalist and not much melody would be a terrible error. Already anthemic songs are rendered positively transcendent by Johnny Rotten’s rabid, foaming delivery. His bitterly sarcastic attacks on pretentious affectation and the very foundations of British society were all carried out in the most confrontational, impolite manner possible. Most imitators of the Pistols’ angry nihilism missed the point: underneath the shock tactics and theatrical negativity were social critiques carefully designed for maximum impact. ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’ perfectly articulated the frustration, rage, and dissatisfaction of the British working class with the establishment, a spirit quick to translate itself to strictly rock & roll terms. The Pistols paved the way for countless other bands to make similarly rebellious statements, but arguably none were as daring or effective. It’s easy to see how the band’s roaring energy, overwhelmingly snotty attitude, and Rotten’s furious ranting sparked a musical revolution, and those qualities haven’t diminished one bit over time. Never Mind the Bollocks is simply one of the greatest, most inspiring rock records of all time.”
My experience: it’s simply the best punk rock album ever in my book. All killers, no fillers. Massive machine gun protest killers, thanks to Glenn Matlock‘s sticky tunes, fueled by Steve Jones‘ awesome riffs, Paul Cook‘s hammering power and last but not least, the man in the middle: Johnny Rotten! Without his unique, piercing sneers, biting lyrics, viciously staring eyes and his charismatic appearance the Pistols would have been a far less memorable animal. I just loved his guts, his performance, and his early visions! Unfortunately, Johnny turned into a conscious parody of himself with a pathetic ‘the whole world is against me’ attitude throughout his whole career. Really sad. He started to act and still does as the ROCK STAR character he hated as a teenager. Recently the former punk icon became an American citizen (living for many years already in the rich region of Los Angeles while still claiming he’s ‘with the British working class’) and said on several occasions that he fancies the behavior of fascist idiots Trump & Farage. What a reversal! Goodbye, Johnny…
Three outstanding tracks: God Save The Queen / Bodies / Anarchy In The UK

* GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

* BODIES

* ANARCHY IN THE UK

The monster in full (original tracklist: #1 – #12)…

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SEX PISTOLS: Website – Facebook


The glorious filth and fury of their generation…

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