Sex Pistols ‎– Spunk

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Blank ‎– BLA 169
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Tracklist

A1 Seventeen
A2 Satellite
A3 No Feelings
A4 I Wanna Be Me
A5 Submission
A6 Anarchy In The U.K.
B1 God Save The Queen
B2 Problems
B3 Pretty Vacant
B4 Liar
B5 EMI
B6 New York

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Notes

This is the initial pressing of SPUNK. Due to rush release to beat NMTB in the shops in the U.K., this release came out just in a plain white sleeve. Labels are matt purple/white printings and matrix number as mentioned down under. The inner sleeve is the same used as for NMTB a few days later! Now you can easily spot if you have the initial copy. To avoid endless discussions about this submission being double, triple or what else: This IS the first release as it hit the shops in early October 1977! All others have followed after this one in countless variations, as bootleg, semi offical and also nowadays as an official release!

Have also added a picture of the sleeve details, everyone who has the orignal NMTB-release will see, that there are the same printings on both inner sleeves!

This is the infamous Spunk bootleg released just before the Never Mind The Bollocks LP, "initially released without a sleeve in a rush to beat 'Never Mind The Bollocks' to the shops." (Gavin Walsh: "God Save The Sex Pistols - A Collector's Guide To The Priests Of Punk", Plexus 2003, page 102)

Reviewed in SOUNDS (22/10/1977) and ZIGZAG #78 (11/1977).

A1-5 are demos recorded by Dave Goodman in July 1976
A6 is the rejected Dave Goodman produced version of the band's debut single Anarchy In The U.K., recorded in October 1976
B1-6 are demos recorded by Dave Goodman in January 1977

Most songs are mistitled on sleeve and labels:
A2 as "Satelite"
A3 as "Feelings"
A4 as "Just Me"
A6 as "Nookie"
B1 as "No Future" (which was the original title at the time of recording)
B3 as "Lots Of Fun"
B5 as "Who Was It"
B6 as "New York (Looking For A Kiss)"

Original copies can be identified by the matrix numbers engraved in the runout.

Be aware that some people are reporting that original first pressings actually have the 'A' side matrix LYN 4732-14, rather than LYN 4732-111, however upon very close high magnification inspection of some of those pressings that seem to show 14 rather than 111, the number 14 is in fact the number 111. The number 111 just appears to look like a number 14 due to the way it is etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side, Etched): LYN 4732-111 BLA - 169 - A MAX
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, Etched): LYN 4733-111 BLA - 169 - B MAX

Other Versions (5 of 38) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CMQLP 1395 Sex Pistols Spunk(LP, Album, RM, Whi) Castle Music CMQLP 1395 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BVCM-37761 Sex Pistols Spunk(CD, Album, RM) Sanctuary Records BVCM-37761 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
BMGRM048LP Sex Pistols Spunk(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. BMGRM048LP Europe 2015 Sell This Version
BLA 169 Sex Pistols Spunk(LP, Album, Unofficial, Yel) Blank BLA 169 UK 1977 Sell This Version
GD-001 / GD-002 Sex Pistols Spunk(LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Not On Label (Sex Pistols) GD-001 / GD-002 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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dave_disaster

dave_disaster

October 19, 2015
Original Spunk LP's DID have a label & plain card outer sleeve. NOT spraypainted sleeves. I bought my copy at the time from Rough Trade in Kensington Pk Rd, London BEFORE NMTB was released for the hefty sum of £4.50
wiffels

wiffels

January 6, 2015
The GD 001/002 above is the 1st pressing of Spunk 2/No Future UK mentioned below!Released 1977/78.
wiffels

wiffels

January 6, 2015
These labels were copied and used on a pile of Kornyfone US recordings in the late 1970s-hence people complaining this is not the Led Zep,Genesis etc.LP I bought but a Sex Pistols LP!These labels were not on the very first Spunk LPs out which came with differently paint sprayed covers but were soon on later batches-due to demand this LP was repressed a few times,soon to be followed by Spunk 2 which initially came out in a white cover with black label and 3 extra tracks-later with 3 different variations of colour etc.on No Future UK sleeve.
CykoMF

CykoMF

September 5, 2014
Anyone ever run across this mislabeled Led Zeppelin boot:
Live In England 1976
featuring the Spunk labels?
axis71

axis71

December 7, 2013
edited 11 months ago
The matrix numbers on this LP are LYN 4732/3 and either 111, 114 or 1U..depending on how you read them! Basically they are hand etched and can be interpreted as any of the above. All LYN prefixed matrices confirm original copies.