28 April 2023
Never forget that former bass player GLEN MATLOCK of the Sex Pistols, who was
at one point kicked out of the band to be replaced by ‘mean-punk-face’ Sid Vicious,
wrote most of the tunes for their one and only album (best punk LP ever in my book).
After the hotheads got fed up with each other and with the manager,
the late Malcolm McLaren, it all ended after their final gig in San Francisco
Matlock never stopped playing. He was part of several lesser-known outfits,
tour bassist for big stars such as Blondie and Iggy Pop and recorded solo LPs
now and then, backed by his mates The Philistines.
And today his new solo one, baptized
CONSEQUENCES COMING is out.
Matlock: “The album was written and recorded in Britain over the last 18 months
or so with a posse of seasoned but en point performers. All done during the debacle
that is Brexit and the rise and fall of the turgid Trump episode in the US. These songs
reflect my take on the whole sorry mess that has ensued.”
TUTV: It’s only rock ‘n’ roll but I like it and so does Matlock who always was a rocker
at heart. No arty farty stuff, no whistles and bells, no special effects to clean things up. What you get here is a series of riff-charged firecrackers. And unlike the former Pistol‘s loudmouth hMatlock still has a progressive and liberal mindset. Never mind the bollocks, here’s Matlock.
Singles/clips: Head On A Stick / This Ship / Magic Carpet Ride
– HEAD ON A STICK –
– THIS SHIP –
– MAGIC CARPET RIDE –
Full Album stream