Album: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols
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Look, we’re 45 years down the line here, so it’s probably gonna be hard for me to make the case that the Sex Pistols were the band that changed everything, because everything is always changing anyways, and they weren’t even the first punk-identified band to release music.
And yet, and yet. “Anarchy in the U.K.” was definitely a line drawn that people had to cross. Or at least grapple with. It was too powerful, too dangerous to ignore, even if we kinda initially did here in the U.S. Shit, I didn’t even hear it until 1979, because I wanted to make damn sure I was ready to understand it. But that time, the Clash had changed me before changing themselves, of course, and I was ready. Hoo boy, was I ready.