Sex Pistols

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The most famous (and infamous) band of the late 70s British punk scene. Their rebellious image combined with a commercial sound (partly thanks to producer Chris Thomas) created some of the most memorable moments of the 70s - both musical and otherwise. Line-up: Johnny Rotten (John Lydon, b. January 31, 1956 - vocals), Steve Jones (b. September 3, 1955 - guitar), Glen Matlock (b. August 27, 1956 - bass) and Paul Cook (b. July 20, 1956 - drums). In February 1977, Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious (John Ritchie aka John Beverley, b. May 10, 1957). The band effectively split up after their 1978 US tour, although Jones and Cook continued to record under the name for another year or so.

The original line-up reformed in 1996 for a series of concert tours, and has played live shows off and on since then, and released live recordings.

For copyrights to the band, see Sex Pistols.
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Albums

940.553 Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols album art Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols (Album, Single) Sex Pistols Records 940.553 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
VR2 Sex Pistols - Some Product - Carri On Sex Pistols album art Sex Pistols Some Product - Carri On Sex Pistols (Album) Virgin VR2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TCVD 2510 Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle album art Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Album, Comp) Virgin TCVD 2510 UK 1979 Sell This Version
Fact.30 Sex Pistols - The Heyday album art The Sex Pistols* The Heyday Factory Fact.30 UK 1980 Sell This Version
APOCA 3 Sex Pistols - The Mini Album album art Sex Pistols The Mini Album (MiniAlbum) Chaos Records (2) APOCA 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
RRLC 101 Sex Pistols - Live album art The Original Pistols* Live (Album, MiniAlbum, Comp) Receiver Records Limited RRLC 101 UK 1985 Sell This Version
LINK LP 063 Sex Pistols - Live And Loud!! album art Sex Pistols Live And Loud!! (Album) Link Records (4) LINK LP 063 UK 1989 Sell This Version
RRLC 117 Sex Pistols - No Future U.K? album art Sex Pistols No Future U.K? (Album) Receiver Records Limited RRLC 117 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TFCK-88513 Sex Pistols - Live At Chelmsford Top Security Prison album art The Sex Pistols* Live At Chelmsford Top Security Prison (Album) Restless Records TFCK-88513 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
VACM-1114 Sex Pistols - Live At Winterland 1978 album art Sex Pistols Live At Winterland 1978 When! Recordings VACM-1114 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 41926 4 8, VUSMC 116 Sex Pistols - Filthy Lucre Live album art Sex Pistols Filthy Lucre Live (Album, EP) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 41926 4 8, VUSMC 116 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
TIN 025 Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The U.K. (Live At The 76 Club) album art Sex Pistols Anarchy In The U.K. (Live At The 76 Club) (Album, Comp) Boxart TIN 025 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
YEAAH5 Sex Pistols - Ace Fish album art Sex Pistols Ace Fish(2xCD) Yeaah! YEAAH5 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CMBX1534 Sex Pistols - Spunk album art Sex Pistols Spunk (Album) Sanctury Productions Ltd. CMBX1534 UK 2006 Sell This Version
74518 Sex Pistols - Agents Of Anarchy album art Sex Pistols Agents Of Anarchy LandMark (3) 74518 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
00602547946850 Sex Pistols - Islington Screen On The Green 29/8/76 album art Sex Pistols Islington Screen On The Green 29/8/76(LP) UMC 00602547946850 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Sex Pistols - God Save Sex Pistols album art Sex Pistols God Save Sex Pistols UMC, UMC none Europe 2016 Sell This Version
RRSCV006 Sex Pistols - Live At Stadio Olimpico, Roma, Italy July 10th 1996 album art Sex Pistols Live At Stadio Olimpico, Roma, Italy July 10th 1996 (Album) Radiation Reissues RRSCV006 Italy 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EMI-11334 Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The U.K. album art Sex Pistols Anarchy In The U.K. (Single) EMI EMI-11334 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
none Sex Pistols - I Wanna Be Me album art Sex Pistols I Wanna Be Me(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Abbey Road Studios none UK 1976 Sell This Version
640 137 Sex Pistols - Submission album art Sex Pistols Submission (Single) Sex Pistols 640 137 France 1977 Sell This Version
WBS 8516 Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant / Sub • Mission album art Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant / Sub • Mission (Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 8516 US 1977 Sell This Version
SP1 Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols 1977 - The Interview album art Sex Pistols Sex Pistols 1977 - The Interview (Single) Pipeline Product SP1 UK 1977 Sell This Version
VS 184 Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant album art Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant (Single) Virgin VS 184 UK 1977 Sell This Version
VS191 Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun album art Sex Pistols Holidays In The Sun (Single) Virgin, Virgin VS191 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version

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idjitsavant

idjitsavant

May 16, 2022
Yes..crazy money when there’s been a silver vinyl bootleg 7” around for many many years…some people have more money than sense as the person that’s selling it to them paid £30 at recordstore.com
chocolatefrankie

chocolatefrankie

May 12, 2022
edited 7 days ago
The GSTQ 7" Silver Vinyl reissue (for this years Jubilee) is out later this month is selling for up to £500 on eBay. I know it's Limited to 1,977 copies but why is it selling for so much? John Lydon approves of this release as he says it's 'appropriate' to re-release it. He is not so complimentary about other reissues coming out this year and the Disney Franchise biopic also due for release this year.
Mickyw1

Mickyw1

December 5, 2021
I was 17 (with long hair and a hard rock fan) until I heard Pretty Vacant on tv in '77 and that was it for me, short hair and punk attire! Loved the Pistols and numerous other punk/then New Wave bands. Lydon was unique in his vocal styling and had the attitude to go with what was happening in Britain at that time. It was definitely a kickstart to form many, many bands and political awareness raised. I had a fantastic time and loved the era, despite the shit conditions in the UK at the time!
DamonZomboid

DamonZomboid

August 17, 2021
The Sex Pistols, where do I start?

A band that stemmed from two other band ideas (The Strand and The Swankers), ended up becoming one of the most infamous and even controversial bands in the history of punk.

Personally, I think people have a massive bias against the band, mainly because they focus more on Sid and John, instead of Steve and Paul. Russ Meyer (the original director for the cancelled film "Who Killed Bambi?") even stated that Steve and Paul "were very intelligent, level-headed guys", while Sid and John were "absolutely nuts. Both had an intense hatred for McLaren. They would call me [Meyer] up at two in the morning to say unspeakable horrors about him."

if I'm going to be honest, I think people focus on John and Sid too much. When in actuality, they could be focusing on Steve, Paul and even Glen Matlock.
bubcentral

bubcentral

August 2, 2021
Let's get 1 thing straight. There were other punk band's before the Pistols and some a lot better musically. But the Sex Pistols were the band that alerted ever kid that punk was a thing. Without them the punk scene probably would have stayed a niche London scene and fizzled out quickly. So say what you like, hate how much you want. The boy band they were manufactured by Talcy Malcy Kickstarted something big.
UHLY

UHLY

March 13, 2021
Is there a release of the Sex Pistols published (album, compilation etc...) where EVERY of their songs is included???
I was looking through wikipedia first, that was frustrating and I see here so many albums/compilations... I don't wanna waste my time.
So if anybody knows something, please let me know :-)
Cheers
Andrew_Lawson

Andrew_Lawson

November 8, 2020
When it came to expressing their frustrations through their music and style, most other punk bands were a thumbs down but the Sex Pistols were a middle finger. The passion is why people came then and still come now.
TimBucknall

TimBucknall

October 28, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
several unconnected individuals i talked to claimed to own a Friggin' In The Riggin Picture disc with a boat picture, it couldn't have been pressed any later than the mid 90's as thats when i first had this conversation.
has anyone else come across this?

also those wierd Thai 7"'s and the bootleg reissues of them need to be added but i don't have the information to do it myself
http://www.philjens.plus.com/pistols/pistols/counterfeit_miscellaneous_thai.htm
floydvinyl

floydvinyl

May 21, 2018
The Clash, The Damned, Stiff Little Fingers, 999 and The Stranglers were all streets ahead of the Sex Pistols, both musically and politically.
Essentially, the Sex Pistols were rubbish... right time, right place, but essentially crap.
Never Mind has a couple of decent tracks, but that is about it.
It was a Swindle.
Ever get the feeling that You've been cheated?
DriveMusic0

DriveMusic0

February 9, 2018
Every lyrical word by John pure heartfelt and honest , Steve Jones guitar genius

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