The Best Punk Rock Album Ever ‘NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS HERE’S THE SEX PISTOLS’ Is 45 Today

Back In Time

27 October 2022

Band: 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. 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.” Score: 5/5.

Turn Up The Volume! says: 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 Forgotten turned into a conscious parody of himself with a pathetic ‘the whole world is against me’ attitude throughout his whole career and I’m a Donald Trump fan. Really sad.

Singles/clips: God Save The Queen / Anarchy In The UK / Pretty Vacant

– GOD SAVE THE QUEEN –

– ANARCHY IN THE UK –

The monster in full…

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SEX PISTOLS: Website – Facebook

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