Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
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GhandhiLion
March 11th 2019


4722 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I was talking to Wham.



"Sex Pistols were huge and game-changing compared to anyone at the time"

In the UK yeah, for sure, If we are only talking about "influence". The Sex pistols added a proto hardcore energy into punk. But unlike what many of the post-punk bands would do they still acted within the language of the New York Dolls and The Stooges.



Whether you consider post-punk true punk or not, PIL was more radical.

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zakalwe
March 11th 2019


27806 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Don’t be silly

SandwichBubble
March 11th 2019


9708 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

https://youtu.be/NmvMfhHyBRI?t=86

wham49
March 11th 2019


4677 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

First off the trash book you refer to is probably the source for that time periods understanding, written by s critic living in England with different members of the scene, it is honest writing not by a fan, or whatever you want to call the clash, Who first of all carry no weight in my book, talk about an over blown band. Jones saying that that what was going to “happen” from now on was a little off, don’t you think, within 2 years that era of punk was gone kinda like the life of other boy bands with no talent driven by hype and plastic style that has NO substance, the enduring punk criteria was developed in Detroit in the late 60’s pioneered by the MC 5 and later perfected by the stooges, English punk has its place, but the Pistols did not usher in or change anything

wham49
March 11th 2019


4677 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

In fact many people cite a concert by patti smith in 74-5 I think as the start of the punk rev. in England



ok after some fact checking it is stated that the English punk movement started after Patti Smith's appearance on the Old Grey Whistle Test in May of 76



also please enjoy my list on the subject from a few years ago

https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=1061462&listid=171695



wham49
March 11th 2019


4677 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Do I know how to clear a room or what. Lol

StrikeOfTheBeast
March 11th 2019


7669 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

O O F?

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SandwichBubble
March 11th 2019


9708 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This discussion isn't very punk rock, I must say.

wham49
March 11th 2019


4677 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Not sure what that means bubs, I would say it is exactly punk without the swearing, but some is in my work computer, so I try to be nice, which isn’t punk

zakalwe
March 11th 2019


27806 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Brace yourselves this is punk as fuck!!!



Does the publisher write poetry?

The director convey method?

The mind have responsibilities over the soul?



You don’t manufacture a band like the sex pistols. They’re spat from the cultural vulva destined to shake the shitstem for eternity through nothing but pure, unadulterated bile bred from a non existence.





wham49
March 12th 2019


4677 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

well you know I will disagree, since they were manufactured for a specific reason

Zorg
March 19th 2019


272 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Patti Smith, The Ramones, and anyone else you mention (artists/bands I love by the way) were extremely niche compared to the phenomenon that was The Sex Pistols. Album sales and radio play were modest for Patti Smith and The Ramones in the mid-70s. But go ahead, continue the revisionism.

wham49
March 19th 2019


4677 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Revisionism



Not positive what that means, but I am going by what people of the time said, not a reordering of how things went down, I would say at best created a fashion trend that flamed out really quick, that did not revolutionize music at all , maybe a slight aversion



Maybe I am too hard on them, have a different opinion of the damned, that was a real punk band



Oh and how unpunk is record sales and radio play

Zorg
March 21st 2019


272 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I'm not concerned about what's punk or unpunk, I'm concerned with how history actually unfolded. If you were a teenager in the mid-70s and not hanging out in trendy NYC clubs The Sex Pistols would have been your first exposure to anything sounding punk and it would have been revolutionary. This is how it happened, how tons of people got inspired, not from niche bands who nobody really knew about but through The Sex Pistols mainstream success and notoriety.

wham49
March 21st 2019


4677 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

fair enough Zorg



somebody finally stated a good reply to my ridiculous arguments



10 pts and an gold star for you

Jeffrulesyou
April 1st 2019


1875 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I’m in love with myself... my beautiful self! Oh man, this still belts. One of the very first records I had in the early 80’s as a kid.. still holds up. Knock it back!

zakalwe
June 12th 2019


27806 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Audible statement of intent with a bite that hasn’t been bettered in over 40yrs

StrikeOfTheBeast
June 12th 2019


7669 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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Kompys2000
June 12th 2019


2734 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"No Feelings" still takes me right back to being a pissed-off high schooler

zakalwe
June 12th 2019


27806 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The album still manages to rattle my cage tbh.



The ‘Don’t be told what you want and don’t be told what you need’ bit from God Save The Queen has never once failed to stoke the fire.



I’ve been listening to thing since 1992.



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