Album: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols
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When it first came out, Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols was slagged in the English press for — heaven fofend! — containing the previously-released singles. This despite the fact that “Anarchy in the U.K.” was already out of print (luckily getting dropped by E.M.I. meant they still had the rights to the recording) and “Holidays in the Sun” had just been released.
And lets face it, the songwriting well kinda dried up after Glen Matlock left, and anyways, despite all of the bollocks, the Sex Pistols clearly had their eye on the future, where would be insane not to put their best 12 songs on a record for all posterity. (Though I would substitute the ace b-side “Satellite” for the goes-nowhere “Seventeen.”)