These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Vindicated by History: Inverted in the case of Sid. During the eighties he was frequently touted as a musical genius whereas now he's recognized for the Dreadful Musician he really was. Played somewhat straight with the rest of the band, but especially with Steve Jones who is finally being recognized as a surprisingly talented guitarist. Those used to the strict Three Chords and the Truth version of Punk Rock often come away thinking the Sex Pistols sound more like a Hard Rock band after hearing Steve play.
The Woobie: Say what you will about the guy, but what is known of Sid Vicious’ life, both before and after the Sex Pistols, is actually pretty heartbreaking.