7 April 2022
Another new Sex Pistols compilation is coming up.
A 20-track record titled The Original Recordings out on 27 May.
“For the first time in over a decade, 20 of the Sex Pistol’s recordings from 1976 to 1978 are collected together to tell the story of one of the world’s most influential and extraordinary bands. The tracks here cover the entire initial period of the band’s recording career – from Anarchy in The UK, through Never Mind The Bollocks to the post John Lydon Great Rock ‘n’
Roll Swindle soundtrack featuring early demos, cover versions and more. The compilation is completed by some essential B- sides – I Wanna Be Me (the flipside of Anarchy…), ‘Satellite’
(the b-side of ‘Holidays In The Sun’) and Did You No Wrong (from ‘God Save The Queen’).”
Pre-order info here.
The compil is coming out as a companion to Pistol, Danny Boyle’s new
Disney+ series (Disney??) on the Sex Pistols, out 31 May, without the
consent of John ‘Rotten’ Lydon.
One: Their limited production of songs is already compiled
a million times, the greedy not-punk Pistols money machine
is not satisfied yet.
Two: ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ still is the best punk longplayer ever
in my book, although I can’t listen to it anymore (see point three).
Three: Johnny Rotten (Jonny Forgotten is more appropriate now) has become
the opposite of what he all pretended to be and stand for in the early Pistols days.
His sharp-cutting lyrics back then now sound hollow, crooked, and, uh, rotten.
The moment he realised he could make a living out of his faked personality, he
became a pathetic parody of himself, And even worse, over the years he became a
bitter, moaning right-wing punk old-timer who’s an American citizen for years now
and voted for Donald fucking Trump.
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Good bye Johnny B. Goode
You’re the LIAR, Johnny