The one and only. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols really should be heard in its vinyl glory. Mind you, this is NOT the original pressing, so before you start salivating all over your tartan bondage trousers, know that according to Amazon, this is a 2008 repressing. That said, vinyl really IS the best way to listen to this record.
All the classics are here and no mucking about with “bonus tracks” or “remixes”. On other releases, that would be a good thing, but for this, give us the original Pistols and their very very very snotty record, please.
And now for your viewing pleasure, the full force of the Sex Pistols as unleashed on their television debut for none other than the late, great Tony Wilson–who sought them out after having his head completely done in by a legendary, but underattended Pistols gig at the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall. This clip has Glen Matlock on bass, none of that cartoony Sid Vicious crap that would come later. Best part of this vid is the semi-chaos that happens as some doofus tosses furniture onstage. According to Tony Wilson, the applause was dubbed in, the original stark silence Lydon was staring into at the end was far more powerful. You be the judge.