This album was a huge deal when it came out in 1977. Punk Rock is Here. CBGBs!!! Malcolm McLaren!!! Johnny Rotten!! Sid Vicious!! ….and on and on and on.
What I remember about this album at the time was that I liked the songs. I think many of them were pretty darn catchy and poppy myself, thank you. Sure they were played with a much harder edge. But there was quite a bit of commercial pop in those tracks. Don’t fool yourself. For a movement that was so ‘anti-establishment’ there sure was a sound and a plan to sell records and make a pile of cash.
But that’s OK. I really liked a ton of songs on this record.
God Save the Queen, Anarchy in the UK, Pretty Vacant are all great tracks.
For those who don’t remember, the Sex Pistols were Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Sid Vicious, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook.
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols reached #106 on the Billboard Album Charts.
It was produced by Chris Thomas and Bill Price.
The Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006
Here’s Pretty Vacant performed on Letterman’s Show in 1996! It’s followed by the original studio version of God Save the Queen.