Sex Pistols to make live comeback
The Sex Pistols first reformed for their Filthy Lucre tour in 1996
Punk legends The Sex Pistols have announced a concert to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their seminal album Never Mind the Bollocks.
Original members John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock will play at the Brixton Academy in London on 8 November.
The group, who split in 1978, first reformed for a world tour in 1996 and last performed together in 2003.
Tickets, costing £37.50, go on sale at 0900 BST on Friday.
Never Mind The Bollocks... Here's The Sex Pistols, which included God Save the Queen and Anarchy in the UK, caused uproar when it was released in October 1977.
But it was one of the defining records of the punk movement and is now recognised as one of the most influential albums in rock history.
It is to be reissued to tie in with the anniversary, and four singles - God Save the Queen, Anarchy in the UK, Pretty Vacant and Holidays In The Sun - will be re-released on vinyl.
The NME magazine is running a campaign to get God Save the Queen to number one in the UK after it missed out first time around.
It was originally banned by the BBC and ended up reaching number two at the time of the Queen's silver jubilee - although some theories say the chart was manipulated to avoid embarrassment.
― Mark G, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 09:00 (5 years ago) Permalink
Wonder if Stuart Pearce will introduce them on stage again?
― Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 09:01 (5 years ago) Permalink
.. (and here was me expecting someone to post the classic care-ometer)
― Mark G, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 09:06 (5 years ago) Permalink
I don't even care enough to post the classic care-ometer
― Tom D., Tuesday, 18 September 2007 09:12 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 09:12 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 09:13 (5 years ago) Permalink
No Future: A Retrospective
― moley, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 11:54 (5 years ago) Permalink
Special 30th Anniversary Edition of 'Never Mind The Bollocks' - FREE with The Sunday Times.
― King Boy Pato, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 12:01 (5 years ago) Permalink
ho hum. Seems like someone's rent must be due.
― Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 12:37 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Mark G, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:02 (5 years ago) Permalink
I heard that at their last show, he forgot the words during the opening song.
― Joe, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:17 (5 years ago) Permalink
Everybody had a good time on the 'Daydream Nation' tour though, right?
― Soukesian, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:49 (5 years ago) Permalink
I wanna be anarchy
This LP is playing on my turntable and NOT YOURS!
What is WRONG WITH YOU?
Get the goddamn BOLLOCKS into your life already
― Bimble, Sunday, 24 February 2008 02:09 (5 years ago) Permalink
At least you didn't spell it BULLOCKS. Those pesky cattle, just ignore them, maybe they'll go away
― Colonel Poo, Sunday, 24 February 2008 02:11 (5 years ago) Permalink
I still want a bigger version of that picture, 5 posts up!
― Mark G, Sunday, 24 February 2008 11:20 (5 years ago) Permalink
I remember seeing this album in the import section of the local record shop(s). I never bought it. Did I miss out?
― Dracula Tells Superman What To Do (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Saturday, 11 October 2008 23:09 (4 years ago) Permalink
Assuming this isn't an ironic question, no, you didn't particularly miss out. There are better greatest hits compilations, notably 'Kiss this' but the hits are still great. Look for the 'Spunk' demos, or any just about any early live bootleg. Contrary to publicity, the early Pistols line-up were a cracking live act.
― Soukesian, Sunday, 12 October 2008 00:34 (4 years ago) Permalink
Kiss This is indeed the best comp, has pretty much everything
― I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Sunday, 12 October 2008 00:35 (4 years ago) Permalink
If you've only heard 'bollocks', you have to hear the b-sides of the early singles. Shockingly brilliant stuff.
― Soukesian, Sunday, 12 October 2008 00:44 (4 years ago) Permalink
still loads of twats walking around in big ol baggy flared pants and dudes with long hair. might well have not even bothered.
― stone cold all time hall of fame classics (internet person), Sunday, 12 October 2008 03:03 (4 years ago) Permalink
... what an atrocious idea
― rjberry, Sunday, 12 October 2008 12:53 (4 years ago) Permalink
― stone cold all time hall of fame classics (internet person), Sunday, 12 October 2008 13:14 (4 years ago) Permalink
i just saw glen matlock play in denver! kind of random, my friend dragged me along, he was opening for hugh cornwell. it was fun! clem burke from blondie on drums, small faces and monkees covers, "god save the queen". ended up vomiting due to some kind of 24 hour stomach virus later that night, but it felt appropriate somehow.
― tylerw, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
3 year xpost, but I really love Flogging, and it has No One Is Innocent, which I totally love (Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs on vocals). And if you get that, you kind of have to get the Die Toten Hosen answer song, also with Biggs, "Punk Was," which is like the great lost Sex Pistols song:
At this point, I probably prefer Flogging to Never Mind...
― dlp9001, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
finally saw the Never Mind The Bollocks episode of VH1 Classic Albums -- it must drive them nuts to this day to even have to talk about McLaren when they talk about that album, or talk about him at all, as though he "helped" get it made, or "helped" them do anything. It's lucky that they were so good from so early on, that there were people other than McLaren who could help them. It really makes you wonder what would have happened if Matlock had stayed in the band. Lol they might've just broken up on their own anyway.
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 23:23 (11 months ago) Permalink