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1st May '16 2:42:42 AM Az_Tech341
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The turning point from band to spectacle is usually considered to be the firing of Glen Matlock (their [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-liking, actually capable bassist who co-wrote most of their early songs) and the hiring of Music/SidVicious. Notably, Vicious didn't play any bass on their album ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' (bar "Bodies"), with bass duties handled by Jones and (on "Anarchy in the U.K.") Matlock. In fact, he [[DreadfulMusician didn't even know how to play his instrument]]. But the band's appeal in general [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth had nothing to do with musicianship, more with their image, attitude and what the way they liberated a lot of youngsters to be theirselves]]. They outraged countless people with their BrutalHonesty lyrics aimed at the conformity of {{Rock}} and {{Pop}}, AntiLoveSong material, swearing and shocking attacks on the British government. "God Save the Queen" was a savage criticism of the British Royal Family and became the alternative anthem during the 25th anniversary of Elizabeth II's crowning. Although though the song peaked at No. 2 in the UK charts, many radio stations refused to play it, even denying its chart position. An entire nation was polarized over the success of this "filthy, degenerate band." One time when Rotten went home after a recording session he was attacked in the street by a bunch of people out of retaliation for "God Save the Queen". Upon arrival at hospital after this incident, police were called to arrest him. The national outrage about the Sex Pistols became so gigantic that many concert halls cancelled their gigs and they had to perform as a surprise act in various cities.

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The turning point from band to spectacle is usually considered to be the firing of Glen Matlock (their [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-liking, actually capable bassist who co-wrote most of their early songs) and the hiring of Music/SidVicious. Notably, Vicious didn't play any bass on their album ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' (bar "Bodies"), with bass duties handled by Jones and (on "Anarchy in the U.K.") Matlock. In fact, he [[DreadfulMusician didn't even know how to play his instrument]]. But the band's appeal in general [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth had nothing to do with musicianship, more with their image, attitude and what the way they liberated a lot of youngsters to be theirselves]]. They outraged countless people with their BrutalHonesty lyrics aimed at the conformity of {{Rock}} and {{Pop}}, AntiLoveSong material, swearing and shocking attacks on the British government. "God Save the Queen" was a savage criticism of the British Royal Family and became the alternative anthem during the 25th anniversary of Elizabeth II's crowning. Although though the song peaked at No. 2 in the UK charts, many radio stations refused to play it, even denying its chart position. An entire nation was polarized over the success of this "filthy, degenerate band." One time when Rotten went home after a recording session he was attacked in the street by a bunch of people out of retaliation for "God Save the Queen". Upon arrival at hospital after this incident, police were called to arrest him. The national outrage about the Sex Pistols became so gigantic that many concert halls cancelled their gigs and they had to perform as a surprise act in various cities.
21st Feb '16 12:34:29 AM aye_amber
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[-[[caption-width-right:320:Sex Pistols in 1976. From left to right: [[Music/{{Faces}} Glen Matlock]], Paul Cook, [[Music/JohnLydon Johnny Rotten]] and Steve Jones.]]-]

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-->--'''Steve Jones''', rejecting the band's admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The '''Sex Pistols''' were an English {{punk rock}} band formed in UsefulNotes/{{London}} in [[TheSeventies 1975]]. Though [[ShortLivedBigImpact the band didn't last very long (1975-78), and produced only four singles and one studio album]], ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'', they were one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music, credited with initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom, and inspired many later punk and {{alternative rock}} musicians. The first incarnation of the Sex Pistols included singer [[Music/JohnLydon Johnny Rotten]], lead guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bass player [[Music/{{Faces}} Glen Matlock]].

The band was put together by Malcolm [=McLaren=]. The lead singer Johnny Rotten, real name John Lydon, was discovered after [=McLaren=] saw him wearing a Music/PinkFloyd t-shirt he had altered to read "I Hate Music/PinkFloyd", the irony being that Rotten actually ''didn't'' hate Pink Floyd; it was just to be nonconformist. Additionally, [=McLaren=] once got pissed at Lydon because in an interview he named some of his musical influences as Music/{{Can}}, Music/VanDerGraafGenerator and Music/CaptainBeefheart, going against the punk image he was trying to cultivate.). Lydon couldn't sing, didn't look particularly like a pop star, but he was a genuine teenager from working class origins who was pretty fed up with a lot of things and now finally got a soapbox to voice his opinions. Fellow band members were brought together and the Sex Pistols were born.

Famously, the band performed to a crowd of approximately 42 people at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in Manchester England in June of 1976. As recounted in the film ''[[Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople 24 Hour Party People]]'', each person in the crowd either later formed a band (future members of Music/TheSmiths, Music/JoyDivision (and by extension Music/NewOrder), Music/TheFall, The Music/{{Buzzcocks}}, Music/{{Magazine}}, and Simply Red) or had a pivotal role in shaping that city's music scene (Factory Records founder Tony Wilson and NME journalist Paul Morley). This show alone was proof to the band's aforementioned reaching influence on punk, PostPunk, NewWave and eventually [[AlternativeRock alternative]] and [[{{Indie}} indie rock music]].

The turning point from band to spectacle is usually considered to be the firing of Glen Matlock (their [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-liking, actually capable bassist who co-wrote most of their early songs) and the hiring of Music/SidVicious. Notably, Vicious didn't play any bass on their album ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' (bar "Bodies"), with bass duties handled by Jones and (on "Anarchy in the U.K.") Matlock. In fact, he [[DreadfulMusician didn't even know how to play his instrument]]. But the band's appeal in general [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth had nothing to do with musicianship, more with their image, attitude and what the way they liberated a lot of youngsters to be theirselves]]. They outraged countless people with their BrutalHonesty lyrics aimed at the conformity of {{Rock}} and {{Pop}}, AntiLoveSong material, swearing and shocking attacks on the British government. "God Save the Queen" was a savage criticism of the British Royal Family and became the alternative anthem during the 25th anniversary of Elizabeth II's crowning. Although though the song peaked at No. 2 in the UK charts, many radio stations refused to play it, even denying its chart position. An entire nation was polarized over the success of this "filthy, denegerate band". One time when Rotten went home after a recording session he was attacked in the street by a bunch of people out of retaliation for "God Save the Queen". Upon arrival at hospital after this incident, police were called to arrest him. The national outrage about the Sex Pistols became so gigantic that many concert halls cancelled their gigs and they had to perform as a surprise act in various cities.

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-->--'''Steve Jones''', Jones,''' rejecting the band's admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Fame.

The '''Sex Pistols''' were an English {{punk rock}} band formed in UsefulNotes/{{London}} in [[TheSeventies 1975]]. Though [[ShortLivedBigImpact the band didn't last very long (1975-78), and produced only four singles and one studio album]], ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'', they were one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music, credited with initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom, and inspired many later punk and {{alternative rock}} musicians. The first incarnation of the Sex Pistols included singer [[Music/JohnLydon Johnny Rotten]], lead guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bass player [[Music/{{Faces}} Glen Matlock]].

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The band was put together by Malcolm [=McLaren=]. [=Mc=]Laren. The lead singer Johnny Rotten, real name John Lydon, was discovered after [=McLaren=] [=Mc=]Laren saw him wearing a Music/PinkFloyd t-shirt T-shirt he had altered to read "I Hate Music/PinkFloyd", Pink Floyd," the irony being that Rotten actually ''didn't'' hate Pink Floyd; it was just to be nonconformist. Additionally, [=McLaren=] [=Mc=]Laren once got pissed at Lydon because in an interview he named some of his musical influences as Music/{{Can}}, Music/VanDerGraafGenerator and Music/CaptainBeefheart, going against the punk image he was trying to cultivate.). Lydon couldn't sing, didn't look particularly like a pop star, but he was a genuine teenager from working class origins who was pretty fed up with a lot of things and now finally got a soapbox to voice his opinions. Fellow band members were brought together and the Sex Pistols were born.

born.

Famously, the band performed to a crowd of approximately 42 people at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in Manchester England in June of 1976. As recounted in the film ''[[Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople 24 Hour Party People]]'', ''Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople,'' each person in the crowd either later formed a band (future members of Music/TheSmiths, Music/JoyDivision (and by extension Music/NewOrder), Music/TheFall, The Music/{{Buzzcocks}}, Music/{{Magazine}}, and Simply Red) or had a pivotal role in shaping that city's music scene (Factory Records founder Tony Wilson and NME journalist Paul Morley). This show alone was proof to the band's aforementioned reaching influence on punk, PostPunk, NewWave NewWave|Music and eventually [[AlternativeRock alternative]] and [[{{Indie}} indie rock music]].

music.]]

The turning point from band to spectacle is usually considered to be the firing of Glen Matlock (their [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-liking, actually capable bassist who co-wrote most of their early songs) and the hiring of Music/SidVicious. Notably, Vicious didn't play any bass on their album ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' (bar "Bodies"), with bass duties handled by Jones and (on "Anarchy in the U.K.") Matlock. In fact, he [[DreadfulMusician didn't even know how to play his instrument]]. But the band's appeal in general [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth had nothing to do with musicianship, more with their image, attitude and what the way they liberated a lot of youngsters to be theirselves]]. They outraged countless people with their BrutalHonesty lyrics aimed at the conformity of {{Rock}} and {{Pop}}, AntiLoveSong material, swearing and shocking attacks on the British government. "God Save the Queen" was a savage criticism of the British Royal Family and became the alternative anthem during the 25th anniversary of Elizabeth II's crowning. Although though the song peaked at No. 2 in the UK charts, many radio stations refused to play it, even denying its chart position. An entire nation was polarized over the success of this "filthy, denegerate band". degenerate band." One time when Rotten went home after a recording session he was attacked in the street by a bunch of people out of retaliation for "God Save the Queen". Upon arrival at hospital after this incident, police were called to arrest him. The national outrage about the Sex Pistols became so gigantic that many concert halls cancelled their gigs and they had to perform as a surprise act in various cities.
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No discussion of the Sex Pistols would be complete without a mention of Malcolm [=McLaren=], their manager, and [[YokoOhNo Nancy Spungen, Vicious' girlfriend]]. [=McLaren=] had a habit of [[GladIThoughtOfIt taking the Pistols' ideas for his own]], and spreading the [[TheSvengali myth that the whole group was his Structuralist art project]]. Spungen was stabbed to death in 1978. Vicious was imprisoned for Spungen's death (whether it was him or not is another, untold story) and died of a drug overdose in 1979 after his release on bail.

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No discussion of the Sex Pistols would be complete without a mention of Malcolm [=McLaren=], [=Mc=]Laren, their manager, and [[YokoOhNo Nancy Spungen, Vicious' girlfriend]]. [=McLaren=] girlfriend.]] [=Mc=]Laren had a habit of [[GladIThoughtOfIt taking the Pistols' ideas for his own]], own,]] and spreading the [[TheSvengali myth that the whole group was his Structuralist art project]]. Spungen was stabbed to death in 1978. Vicious was imprisoned for Spungen's death (whether it was him or not is another, untold story) and died of a drug overdose in 1979 after his release on bail.



After the Pistols split, Cook became a session musician and Jones made a few solo albums before becoming a radio personality. The band's original Lydon/Jones/Matlock/Cook line-up reunited for a tour in 1996. They reunited once more for a series of dates in 2002 and 2003. In 2007, they reunited once more for a few more shows (and to re-record "Anarchy in the UK" for ''VideoGame/GuitarHero III''). They were put on hiatus in 2008 so Lydon could restart [=PiL=], and the Pistols have abandoned the latest of several attempts to record their second album. Matlock has also become the bassist of the Music/{{Faces}}. Malcolm [=McLaren=] died in early 2010, and by that time Lydon and [=McLaren=] had at least patched up enough things for Lydon to recall him fondly in interviews leading up to [=McLaren=]'s funeral.

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After the Pistols split, Cook became a session musician and Jones made a few solo albums before becoming a radio personality. The band's original Lydon/Jones/Matlock/Cook line-up reunited for a tour in 1996. They reunited once more for a series of dates in 2002 and 2003. In 2007, they reunited once more for a few more shows (and to re-record "Anarchy in the UK" for ''VideoGame/GuitarHero III''). They were put on hiatus in 2008 so Lydon could restart [=PiL=], and the Pistols have abandoned the latest of several attempts to record their second album. Matlock has also become the bassist of the Music/{{Faces}}. Malcolm [=McLaren=] [=Mc=]Laren died in early 2010, and by that time Lydon and [=McLaren=] [=Mc=]Laren had at least patched up enough things for Lydon to recall him fondly in interviews leading up to [=McLaren=]'s funeral.
[=Mc=]Laren's funeral.



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26th Jan '16 11:49:21 AM Voinic
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The turning point from band to spectacle is usually considered to be the firing of Glen Matlock (their [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-liking, actually capable bassist who co-wrote most of their early songs) and the hiring of Music/SidVicious. Notably, Vicious didn't play any bass on their album ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' (bar "Bodies"), with bass duties handled by Jones and (on "Anarchy in the U.K.") Matlock. In fact, he [[DreadfulMusician didn't even know how to play his instrument]]. But the band's appeal in general [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth had nothing to do with musicianship, more with their image, attitude and what the way they liberated a lot of youngsters to be theirselves]]. They outraged countless people with their BrutalHonesty lyrics aimed at the conformity of {{Rock}} and {{Pop}}, AntiLoveSong material, swearing and shocking attacks on the British government. "God Save the Queen" was a savage criticism of the British Royal Family and became the alternate anthem during the 25th anniversary of Elizabeth II's crowning. The song rose to number one in the British charts, but many radio stations refused to play it, even denying its chart position. An entire nation was polarized over the success of this "filthy, denegerate band". One time when Rotten went home after a recording session he was attacked in the street by a bunch of people out of retaliation for "God Save the Queen". When Rotten was sent to the hospital the police were called in to arrest him! The national outrage about the Sex Pistols became so gigantic that many concert halls cancelled their gigs and they had to perform as a surprise act in various cities.

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The turning point from band to spectacle is usually considered to be the firing of Glen Matlock (their [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-liking, actually capable bassist who co-wrote most of their early songs) and the hiring of Music/SidVicious. Notably, Vicious didn't play any bass on their album ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' (bar "Bodies"), with bass duties handled by Jones and (on "Anarchy in the U.K.") Matlock. In fact, he [[DreadfulMusician didn't even know how to play his instrument]]. But the band's appeal in general [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth had nothing to do with musicianship, more with their image, attitude and what the way they liberated a lot of youngsters to be theirselves]]. They outraged countless people with their BrutalHonesty lyrics aimed at the conformity of {{Rock}} and {{Pop}}, AntiLoveSong material, swearing and shocking attacks on the British government. "God Save the Queen" was a savage criticism of the British Royal Family and became the alternate alternative anthem during the 25th anniversary of Elizabeth II's crowning. The Although though the song rose to number one peaked at No. 2 in the British UK charts, but many radio stations refused to play it, even denying its chart position. An entire nation was polarized over the success of this "filthy, denegerate band". One time when Rotten went home after a recording session he was attacked in the street by a bunch of people out of retaliation for "God Save the Queen". When Rotten was sent to the Upon arrival at hospital the after this incident, police were called in to arrest him! him. The national outrage about the Sex Pistols became so gigantic that many concert halls cancelled their gigs and they had to perform as a surprise act in various cities.
23rd Jan '16 8:40:59 PM CassandraLeo
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The band was put together by Malcolm [=McLaren=]. The lead singer Johnny Rotten, real name John Lydon, was discovered after [=McLaren=] saw him wearing a Music/PinkFloyd t-shirt he had altered to read "I Hate Music/PinkFloyd", the irony being that Rotten actually ''didn't'' hate Pink Floyd, it was just to be nonconformist. Additionally, [=McLaren=] once got pissed at Lydon because in an interview he named some of his musical influences as Music/{{Can}}, Music/VanDerGraafGenerator and Music/CaptainBeefheart, going against the punk image he was trying to cultivate.). Lydon couldn't sing, didn't look particularly like a pop star, but he was a genuine teenager from working class origins who was pretty fed up with a lot of things and now finally got a soapbox to voice his opinions. Fellow band members were brought together and the Sex Pistols were born.

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The band was put together by Malcolm [=McLaren=]. The lead singer Johnny Rotten, real name John Lydon, was discovered after [=McLaren=] saw him wearing a Music/PinkFloyd t-shirt he had altered to read "I Hate Music/PinkFloyd", the irony being that Rotten actually ''didn't'' hate Pink Floyd, Floyd; it was just to be nonconformist. Additionally, [=McLaren=] once got pissed at Lydon because in an interview he named some of his musical influences as Music/{{Can}}, Music/VanDerGraafGenerator and Music/CaptainBeefheart, going against the punk image he was trying to cultivate.). Lydon couldn't sing, didn't look particularly like a pop star, but he was a genuine teenager from working class origins who was pretty fed up with a lot of things and now finally got a soapbox to voice his opinions. Fellow band members were brought together and the Sex Pistols were born.



The turning point from band to spectacle is usually considered to be the firing of Glen Matlock (their [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-liking, actually capable bassist who co-wrote most of their early songs) and the hiring of Music/SidVicious. Notably, Vicious didn't play any bass on their album ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' (bar "Bodies"), with bass duties handled by Jones and (on "Anarchy In The U.K.") Matlock. In fact, he [[DreadfulMusician didn't even know how to play his instrument]]. But the band's appeal in general [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth had nothing to do with musicianship, more with their image, attitude and what the way they liberated a lot of youngsters to be theirselves]]. They outraged countless people with their BrutalHonesty lyrics aimed at the conformity of {{Rock}} and {{Pop}}, AntiLoveSong material, swearing and shocking attacks on the British government. "God Save The Queen" was a savage criticism of the British Royal Family and became the alternate anthem during the 25th anniversary of Elizabeth II's crowning. The song rose to number one in the British charts, but many radio stations refused to play it, even denying its chart position. An entire nation was polarized over the success of this "filthy, denegerate band". One time when Rotten went home after a recording session he was attacked in the street by a bunch of people out of retaliation for "God Save The Queen". When Rotten was sent to the hospital the police were called in to arrest him! The national outrage about the Sex Pistols became so gigantic that many concert halls cancelled their gigs and they had to perform as a surprise act in various cities.

Many future punk rockers got their start as Sex Pistols fans, such as [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]] and Billy Idol. Most of these musicians were part of the media-named, (in)famous "Bromley Contingent," a group of artistically minded youths who hung out in gay clubs and shared a love of Music/RoxyMusic and the Music/VelvetUnderground, and were, in fact, [[NonIndicativeName largely '''not''' from Bromley]]. Malcolm [=McLaren=] clothed them in Vivienne Westwood bondage apparel and helped them get from one Pistols show to the next - even France! - to cause controversy. Music/SidVicious was initially part of this group; he would be the Banshees' drummer for their first-ever show, as well as try to form his own band, The Flowers of Romance, before becoming a Pistol.

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The turning point from band to spectacle is usually considered to be the firing of Glen Matlock (their [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-liking, actually capable bassist who co-wrote most of their early songs) and the hiring of Music/SidVicious. Notably, Vicious didn't play any bass on their album ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' (bar "Bodies"), with bass duties handled by Jones and (on "Anarchy In The in the U.K.") Matlock. In fact, he [[DreadfulMusician didn't even know how to play his instrument]]. But the band's appeal in general [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth had nothing to do with musicianship, more with their image, attitude and what the way they liberated a lot of youngsters to be theirselves]]. They outraged countless people with their BrutalHonesty lyrics aimed at the conformity of {{Rock}} and {{Pop}}, AntiLoveSong material, swearing and shocking attacks on the British government. "God Save The the Queen" was a savage criticism of the British Royal Family and became the alternate anthem during the 25th anniversary of Elizabeth II's crowning. The song rose to number one in the British charts, but many radio stations refused to play it, even denying its chart position. An entire nation was polarized over the success of this "filthy, denegerate band". One time when Rotten went home after a recording session he was attacked in the street by a bunch of people out of retaliation for "God Save The the Queen". When Rotten was sent to the hospital the police were called in to arrest him! The national outrage about the Sex Pistols became so gigantic that many concert halls cancelled their gigs and they had to perform as a surprise act in various cities.

Many future punk rockers got their start as Sex Pistols fans, such as [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]] and Billy Idol. Most of these musicians were part of the media-named, (in)famous "Bromley Contingent," a group of artistically minded youths who hung out in gay clubs and shared a love of Music/RoxyMusic and the Music/VelvetUnderground, and were, in fact, [[NonIndicativeName largely '''not''' largely]] '''[[NonIndicativeName not]]''' [[NonIndicativeName from Bromley]]. Malcolm [=McLaren=] clothed them in Vivienne Westwood bondage apparel and helped them get from one Pistols show to the next - even France! - to cause controversy. Music/SidVicious was initially part of this group; he would be the Banshees' drummer for their first-ever show, as well as try to form his own band, The Flowers of Romance, before becoming a Pistol.



In January 1978, Rotten left the band sometime after [[Film/BeyondTheValleyOfTheDolls Russ Meyer]] and Creator/RogerEbert gave up trying to film a ''[[Film/AHardDaysNight Hard Day's Night]]''-esque Pistols film called ''Who Killed Bambi?'' and directly after a famously disastrous US tour which ended with him being stranded in the United States by [=McLaren=]. He reverted back to his birth name of Music/JohnLydon and formed art rock band Music/PublicImageLtd (or simply [=PiL=]) as a means to explore his love of genres such as dub, progressive rock and noise music, which he had to keep on the low-down during his Pistols days because these were the kinds of "pretentious" genres that the Pistols were allegedly supposed to be killing off. Over the course of the next decade and eight albums, [=PiL=] became an influential pioneer in the genres of PostPunk and AlternativeRock.

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In January 1978, Rotten left the band sometime after [[Film/BeyondTheValleyOfTheDolls Russ Meyer]] and Creator/RogerEbert gave up trying to film a ''[[Film/AHardDaysNight Hard Day's Night]]''-esque Pistols film called ''Who Killed Bambi?'' and directly after a famously disastrous US tour which ended with him being stranded in the United States by [=McLaren=]. He reverted back to his birth name of Music/JohnLydon and formed art rock band Music/PublicImageLtd (or simply [=PiL=]) as a means to explore his love of genres such as dub, progressive rock [[{{Reggae}} dub]], ProgressiveRock and [[HarshNoise noise music, music]], which he had to keep on the low-down during his Pistols days because these were the kinds of "pretentious" genres that the Pistols were allegedly supposed to be killing off. Over the course of the next decade and eight albums, [=PiL=] became an influential pioneer in the genres of PostPunk and AlternativeRock.



* 1985 - ''Anarchy In The U.K: Live At The 76 Club''

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* 1985 - ''Anarchy In The in the U.K: Live At The at the 76 Club''



* 2001 - ''Live At Winterland 1978''
* 2004 - ''Raw And Live''

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* 2001 - ''Live At at Winterland 1978''
* 2004 - ''Raw And and Live''



* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Subverted somewhat with Johnny Rotten. While he doesn't view his time in the Sex Pistols as CreatorBacklash, he was an artsy kid big into groups like Music/{{Can}} and Music/VanDerGraafGenerator who was discovered wearing a shirt that said "I Hate Music/PinkFloyd". Johnny didn't hate Pink Floyd, he simply wanted to be TheGadfly. His eclectic musical tastes which threatened to make him persona non grata in the Punk scene became more pronounced when he formed PiL.

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* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Subverted somewhat with Johnny Rotten. While he doesn't view his time in the Sex Pistols as CreatorBacklash, he was an artsy kid big into groups like Music/{{Can}} and Music/VanDerGraafGenerator who was discovered wearing a shirt that said "I Hate Music/PinkFloyd". Johnny didn't hate Pink Floyd, he simply wanted to be TheGadfly. His eclectic musical tastes which threatened to make him persona non grata in the Punk scene became more pronounced when he formed PiL.Music/PublicImageLtd.



* ClusterFBomb: In the song "''Bodies''".

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* ClusterFBomb: In the song "''Bodies''"."Bodies".



* EpicRocking: Surprisingly, they have an example: their cover of Music/TheStooges' "[[Music/TheStoogesAlbum No Fun]]". It's still way more [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth primitive]] than most examples, though.



-->[[IncomingHam Rrrrrrrrright... NOW, mwahahahahahahaaaaa!]] on "Anarchy In The U.K.".

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-->[[IncomingHam Rrrrrrrrright... NOW, mwahahahahahahaaaaa!]] on "Anarchy In The in the U.K.".



* NonAppearingTitle: Nowhere on the album is "Never Mind The Bollocks" uttered. Not even once.
** Technically, also "Anarchy In The U.K."... there's one mention of "Anarchy ''for'' the U.K." and that's it.

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* NonAppearingTitle: Nowhere on the album is "Never Mind The the Bollocks" uttered. Not even once.
** Technically, also "Anarchy In The in the U.K."... there's one mention of "Anarchy ''for'' the U.K." and that's it.



** "God Save The Queen" was written when Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 25th Jubilee, though the band has explicitly denied that they wrote it in response to the Jubilee, instead having written it as a "working-man's song" in frustration with a royal family that they viewed as out of touch. It was their bad luck that the single just happened to be released during the Jubilee, when pro-royal and general patriotic sentiment among the class they were trying to reach was at a high point.

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** "God Save The the Queen" was written when Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 25th Jubilee, though the band has explicitly denied that they wrote it in response to the Jubilee, instead having written it as a "working-man's song" in frustration with a royal family that they viewed as out of touch. It was their bad luck that the single just happened to be released during the Jubilee, when pro-royal and general patriotic sentiment among the class they were trying to reach was at a high point.



* SarcasticTitle: "God Save The Queen".

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* SarcasticTitle: "God Save The the Queen".



* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols'' is a partial example of this.

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* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Never Mind The the Bollocks, Here's The the Sex Pistols'' is a partial example of this.



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: They were a punk band, what did you expect?
* WorldWarThree: Mentioned in "Holidays In The Sun".

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: They were a punk band, band; what did you expect?
* WorldWarThree: Mentioned in "Holidays In The in the Sun".
22nd Jan '16 4:29:19 AM aye_amber
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23rd Dec '15 4:41:27 AM sharkcrap11
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: They tended to be in the 5-6 range. They weren't terribly fast, but they were pretty raw-sounding.
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After the Pistols split, Cook became a session musician and Jones made a few solo albums before becoming a radio personality. The band's original Lydon/Jones/Matlock/Cook line-up reunited for a tour in 1995. They reunited once more for a series of dates in 2002 and 2003. In 2007, they reunited once more for a few more shows (and to re-record "Anarchy in the UK" for ''VideoGame/GuitarHero III''). They were put on hiatus in 2009 so Lydon could restart [=PiL=], and the Pistols have abandoned the latest of several attempts to record their second album. Matlock has also become the bassist of the Music/{{Faces}}. Malcolm [=McLaren=] died in early 2010, and by that time Lydon and [=McLaren=] had at least patched up enough things for Lydon to recall him fondly in interviews leading up to [=McLaren=]'s funeral.

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After the Pistols split, Cook became a session musician and Jones made a few solo albums before becoming a radio personality. The band's original Lydon/Jones/Matlock/Cook line-up reunited for a tour in 1995.1996. They reunited once more for a series of dates in 2002 and 2003. In 2007, they reunited once more for a few more shows (and to re-record "Anarchy in the UK" for ''VideoGame/GuitarHero III''). They were put on hiatus in 2009 2008 so Lydon could restart [=PiL=], and the Pistols have abandoned the latest of several attempts to record their second album. Matlock has also become the bassist of the Music/{{Faces}}. Malcolm [=McLaren=] died in early 2010, and by that time Lydon and [=McLaren=] had at least patched up enough things for Lydon to recall him fondly in interviews leading up to [=McLaren=]'s funeral.
9th Aug '15 9:15:45 PM JamesAustin
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The '''Sex Pistols''' were an English {{punk rock}} band formed in UsefulNotes/{{London}} in [[TheSeventies 1975]]. Though [[ShortLivedBigImpact the band didn't last very long (1975-78), and produced only four singles and one studio album]], ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'', they are one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music, credited with initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom, and inspired many later punk and {{alternative rock}} musicians. The first incarnation of the Sex Pistols included singer [[Music/JohnLydon Johnny Rotten]], lead guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bass player [[Music/{{Faces}} Glen Matlock]].

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The '''Sex Pistols''' were an English {{punk rock}} band formed in UsefulNotes/{{London}} in [[TheSeventies 1975]]. Though [[ShortLivedBigImpact the band didn't last very long (1975-78), and produced only four singles and one studio album]], ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'', they are were one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music, credited with initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom, and inspired many later punk and {{alternative rock}} musicians. The first incarnation of the Sex Pistols included singer [[Music/JohnLydon Johnny Rotten]], lead guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bass player [[Music/{{Faces}} Glen Matlock]].



!!Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic''):

* '''''Paul Cook''''' - drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals (1975-1978, 1996-Present)
* '''''Steve Jones''''' - guitar, bass, backing and lead vocals (1975-1978, 1996-Present)
* '''''[[Music/JohnLydon (Johnny Rotten)]]''''' - lead vocals (1975-1978, 1996-Present)
* '''''[[Music/{{Faces}} Glen Matlock]]''''' - bass, vocals (1975-1977, 1996-Present)
* John Ritchie (Music/SidVicious) - bass, backing and lead vocals (1977-1978, died 1979)

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!!Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic''):

'''bold'''):

* '''''Paul Cook''''' '''Paul Cook''' - drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals (1975-1978, 1996-Present)
(19751978, 1996, 20022003, 20072008)
* '''''Steve Jones''''' '''Steve Jones''' - guitar, bass, backing and lead vocals (1975-1978, 1996-Present)
(19751978, 1996, 20022003, 20072008)
* '''''[[Music/JohnLydon (Johnny Rotten)]]''''' '''[[Music/JohnLydon Johnny Rotten]]''' - lead vocals (1975-1978, 1996-Present)
(19751978, 1996, 20022003, 20072008)
* '''''[[Music/{{Faces}} '''[[Music/{{Faces}} Glen Matlock]]''''' Matlock]]''' - bass, vocals (1975-1977, 1996-Present)
(19751977, 1996, 20022003, 20072008)
* John Ritchie (Music/SidVicious) Music/SidVicious - bass, backing and lead vocals (1977-1978, (19771978, died 1979)
9th Aug '15 9:00:57 PM JamesAustin
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Late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] punk rock band, not the original but definitely the most famous. The Sex Pistols are credited with starting the punk movement in Britain. Though [[ShortLivedBigImpact the band didn't last very long (1975-78), and released only one album]], ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'', they are one of the most influential bands in the history of pop music. Strangely enough, their biggest fans today range from hardcore punks to geeks.

The band was put together by Malcolm [=McLaren=]. The lead singer Music/JohnLydon, aka Johnny Rotten, was discovered after [=McLaren=] saw him wearing a Music/PinkFloyd t-shirt he had altered to read "I Hate Music/PinkFloyd", the irony being that Rotten actually ''didn't'' hate Pink Floyd, it was just to be nonconformist. Additionally, [=McLaren=] once got pissed at Lydon because in an interview he named some of his musical influences as Music/{{Can}}, Music/VanDerGraafGenerator and Music/CaptainBeefheart, going against the punk image he was trying to cultivate.). Lydon couldn't sing, didn't look particularly like a pop star, but he was a genuine teenager from working class origins who was pretty fed up with a lot of things and now finally got a soapbox to voice his opinions. Fellow band members were brought together and the Sex Pistols were born.

Famously, the band performed to a crowd of approximately 42 people at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in Manchester England in June of 1976. As recounted in the film ''[[Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople 24 Hour Party People]]'', each person in the crowd either later formed a band (future members of Music/TheSmiths, Music/JoyDivision (and by extension Music/NewOrder), Music/TheFall, The Music/{{Buzzcocks}}, Music/{{Magazine}}, and Simply Red) or had a pivotal role in shaping that city's music scene (Factory Records founder Tony Wilson and NME journalist Paul Morley). This show alone was proof to the band's reaching influence on punk, PostPunk, NewWave and eventually [[AlternativeRock alternative]] and [[{{Indie}} indie rock music]].

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Late The '''Sex Pistols''' were an English {{punk rock}} band formed in UsefulNotes/{{London}} in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] punk rock band, not the original but definitely the most famous. The Sex Pistols are credited with starting the punk movement in Britain. 1975]]. Though [[ShortLivedBigImpact the band didn't last very long (1975-78), and released produced only four singles and one studio album]], ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'', they are one of the most influential bands acts in the history of pop music. Strangely enough, their biggest fans today range from hardcore punks to geeks.

popular music, credited with initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom, and inspired many later punk and {{alternative rock}} musicians. The first incarnation of the Sex Pistols included singer [[Music/JohnLydon Johnny Rotten]], lead guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bass player [[Music/{{Faces}} Glen Matlock]].

The band was put together by Malcolm [=McLaren=]. The lead singer Music/JohnLydon, aka Johnny Rotten, real name John Lydon, was discovered after [=McLaren=] saw him wearing a Music/PinkFloyd t-shirt he had altered to read "I Hate Music/PinkFloyd", the irony being that Rotten actually ''didn't'' hate Pink Floyd, it was just to be nonconformist. Additionally, [=McLaren=] once got pissed at Lydon because in an interview he named some of his musical influences as Music/{{Can}}, Music/VanDerGraafGenerator and Music/CaptainBeefheart, going against the punk image he was trying to cultivate.). Lydon couldn't sing, didn't look particularly like a pop star, but he was a genuine teenager from working class origins who was pretty fed up with a lot of things and now finally got a soapbox to voice his opinions. Fellow band members were brought together and the Sex Pistols were born.

Famously, the band performed to a crowd of approximately 42 people at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in Manchester England in June of 1976. As recounted in the film ''[[Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople 24 Hour Party People]]'', each person in the crowd either later formed a band (future members of Music/TheSmiths, Music/JoyDivision (and by extension Music/NewOrder), Music/TheFall, The Music/{{Buzzcocks}}, Music/{{Magazine}}, and Simply Red) or had a pivotal role in shaping that city's music scene (Factory Records founder Tony Wilson and NME journalist Paul Morley). This show alone was proof to the band's aforementioned reaching influence on punk, PostPunk, NewWave and eventually [[AlternativeRock alternative]] and [[{{Indie}} indie rock music]].
8th Jul '15 7:11:06 PM moloch
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In January 1978, Rotten left the band sometime after [[Film/BeyondTheValleyOfTheDolls Russ Meyer]] and Creator/RogerEbert gave up trying to film a ''[[Film/AHardDaysNight Hard Day's Night]]''-esque Pistols film called ''Who Killed Bambi?'' and directly after a famously disastrous US tour which ended with him being stranded in the United States by [=McLaren=]. He reverted back to his birth name of Music/JohnLydon and formed art rock band Music/PublicImageLtd (or simply [=PiL=]) as a means to explore his love of genres such as dub, progressive rock and noise music, which he had to keep on the low-down during his Pistols days because these were the kinds of pretentious genres that the Pistols were allegedly supposed to be killing off. Over the course of the next decade and eight albums, [=PiL=] became an influential pioneer in the genres of PostPunk and AlternativeRock.

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In January 1978, Rotten left the band sometime after [[Film/BeyondTheValleyOfTheDolls Russ Meyer]] and Creator/RogerEbert gave up trying to film a ''[[Film/AHardDaysNight Hard Day's Night]]''-esque Pistols film called ''Who Killed Bambi?'' and directly after a famously disastrous US tour which ended with him being stranded in the United States by [=McLaren=]. He reverted back to his birth name of Music/JohnLydon and formed art rock band Music/PublicImageLtd (or simply [=PiL=]) as a means to explore his love of genres such as dub, progressive rock and noise music, which he had to keep on the low-down during his Pistols days because these were the kinds of pretentious "pretentious" genres that the Pistols were allegedly supposed to be killing off. Over the course of the next decade and eight albums, [=PiL=] became an influential pioneer in the genres of PostPunk and AlternativeRock.
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