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Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols Vinyl Album

Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols LP

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.


Top 10 Reasons Vinyl Records are Better Than MP3 Downloads

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Vinyl records vs. MP3s? I own them both. Why are album versions of records better than their MP3 counterparts? The digital Black Flag vs. the original SST Black Flag recordings? Naked Raygun on your iPod shouldn’t sound much different than the vinyl record of the same album, right? Can you find Big Black on MP3? Here’s a a little list:

10.  You can’t accidentally delete a vinyl record. However, your cat may urinate on it. That won’t affect playback…unless you have friends over.

9. You don’t get the nice big cover art off an MP3 download. This doesn’t matter much for modern releases, but for those old, elaborate LP releases or soundtracks to sexy Italian horror and “sexual awakening” movies, big covers are nice. Especially for those Piero Umiliani soundtracks. There’s nothing more fun than a cheesy sexy 60s era album cover, is there?

8. Nobody tries to sue you for making a CD-R burn of some old dusty record in your collection. They’d love to try, but the RIAA would get laughed out of court faster than Rod Blagojevich proclaiming his innocence. Nice try.

7. Unlike an MP3, you can shatter a vinyl record and use the pieces to gash somebody in face when they make fun of your pants.

6. In Shaun Of The Dead, the heroes tried to kill zombies using 12-inch singles. Try doing that with an iPod and you’ll join the ranks of the undead faster than a screaming teenage girl in a filmy white nightgown.

5. George Carlin comedy albums just plain SOUND BETTER on vinyl.

4. You can actually clean a record album with soap and water. You can clean an iPod by…BUYING A NEW ONE.

3. Stores with high theft issues should stock vinyl. You can hide an MP3 player in any body cavity. An album tends to stick out of the most obvious places. Painful, too.

2. Vinyl records are better than MP3s because you can play them backwards and get the messages Satan wants you to hear. Try doing THAT with a downloaded version of Ashford & Simpson’s “Solid as a Rock”.

1. When you get bored, you can safely microwave an LP, put it on the turntable and play it for laughs. Put an MP3 player in the microwave and it will explode. Need we say more?

Harold and Maude Original Soundtrack on Vinyl

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Aquarium Drunkard is raving about this. While Cat Stevens is more odious because of his “Kill Rushdie” utterances as an Islamic militant back in the late 80s (Is he still one? Who knows?) the vinyl in question is highly prized in some circles. Aquarium Drunkard reports the Cameron Crowe is responsible for this finally seeing the light of day…if you loved the movie, this might be worth a look in. It’s a limited edition–2500 copies according to the blog post. Collectors take note!

We found a listing for the Harold and Maude soundtrack LP on Amazon for a whopping $299…claiming to be an original, factory sealed pressing on blue vinyl. Buyer…beware? We don’t vouch for the veracity of this–but it IS available for sale. One copy only!