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.
Rush-released before 'Never Mind The Bollocks' in the U.K. in early October 1977, this edition in just a plain white sleeve with matte off-white labels printed in pink and with purple text. Some first editions were sold in one of a variety of sleeves, either hand made by the label, distributor or retailer.
The inner sleeve is the same used as for NMTB a few days later!

Painted sleeve (different colors).
White inner sleeve with PATENT Nos. 1.125.555 (lower left corner)
MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN (Lower right corner)
Sealed with two staples.

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)"

"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).

Original copies can be identified by the matrix numbers engraved in the runout area.
( 'A' side matrix appears to be "LYN 4732-14" but should in fact read "LYN 4732-111" considering 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 46) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CMQLP 1395 Sex Pistols Spunk(LP, Album, RM) Castle Music CMQLP 1395 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BLA-169 Sex Pistols Spunk - Studio Outtakes(LP, Unofficial, Whi) Not On Label (Sex Pistols) BLA-169 1977 Sell This Version
BLA 169 Sex Pistols Spunk(LP, Album, Unofficial) Blank BLA 169 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CMRCD1376 Sex Pistols Spunk(CD, Album, RM, Promo) Castle Music CMRCD1376 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BLA 169 Sex Pistols Spunk(LP, Album, Unofficial) Blank BLA 169 1979 Sell This Version

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designerjohnson

designerjohnson

September 12, 2016
I have the "official" remastered 2006 US Sanctuary issue on yellow vinyl. I also have the Kornyfone bootleg edition from 1977. The "official" remastered version seems to be mastered too slow. The Kornyfone seems the proper speed and also mastered louder than the "official" remastered version. Was hoping the official release would have been superior, but appears to be but another swindle. I would avoid the Sanctuary release for that reason.
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 over 2 years 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.