SEX PISTOLS Declared ‘ANARCHY IN THE U.K.’ 45 Years Ago Today

Great singles from the past

26 November 2021

The SEX PISTOLS released their controversial debut single ‘ANARCHY IN THE U.K.‘,
one of the fiercest punk anthems ever, on 26 November 1976, 45 years ago today.

It was originally issued in a plain black sleeve and peaked at #38 on the UK Singles
Chart although it was either ignored or negatively received by the music press.

Their label EMI dropped the band a few months later, in January 1977.

Their manager at the time, the late Malcolm McLaren said the song was
“a call to arms to the kids who believe that rock and roll was taken away from
them. It’s a statement of self rule, of ultimate independence.”

Here’s the American has been-antichrist and Trump voter Johnny Forgotten

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SEX PISTOLS Released Debut Single ‘ANARCHY IN THE U.K.’ 43 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

26 November 2019

The SEX PISTOLS released their controversial debut single ‘ANARCHY IN THE U.K.‘,
one of the fiercest punk anthems ever, on 26 November 1976, 43 years ago today.
It was originally issued in a plain black sleeve and peaked at #38 on the UK Singles
Chart although it was either ignored or negatively criticized by the music press.
Their label EMI dropped the band a few months later, in January 1977.

Their manager at the time, the late Malcolm McLaren said the song was “a call
to arms to the kids who believe that rock and roll was taken away from them. It’s
a statement of self rule, of ultimate independence.”

Here’s the Antichrist

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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.”

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 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 – 40 Years Ago And Highly Relevant Again Today…

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‘Anarchy In The U.K.’ by SEX PISTOLS

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Forty years ago today – 26 November 1978 – four teenage brats from the chaotic streets of London released this explosive hell of a soundtrack for a vexed country in deep economic and social trouble. The United Kingdom was a mess back then and sharp observer Johnny translated it brilliantly in the SEX PISTOLS‘ first glorious outburst. It didn’t changed the world nor Brittania yet at that very moment, also because record label EMI dropped the band soon after, but those punks would come back with a vengeance when Rotten wrote that ingeniously sarcastic love/hate song for that ‘she ain’t no human being’ creature who’s still in charge TODAY… 40 bloody years later! An ultra conservative and narcissistic old Queen, not in touch with reality anymore for ages, surrounded by extreme right-wing clowns who convinced a small majority of blind and nationalistic British people to go
back in time, away from Europe, back to the miserable days of the late seventies. Yes, indeed, the island will be a mess again. The knockout power of this terrific Pistols blast
didn’t age one fucking bit. A prophecy fulfilled… again! ANARCHY IN THE U.K.… again!

Right now ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
I am an anti-Christ
I am an anarchist
Don’t know what I want
But I know how to get it
I want to destroy the passerby

‘Cause I want to be anarchy
No dogs body

Anarchy for the U.K.
It’s coming sometime and maybe
I give a wrong time, stop a traffic line
Your future dream has sure been seen through

‘Cause I want to be anarchy
In the city

How many ways to get what you want
I use the best, I use the rest
I use the enemy
I use anarchy

‘Cause I want to be anarchy

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