Sex Pistols
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols


5.0
classic

Review

by EricPunx89 USER (4 Reviews)
July 6th, 2015 | 97 replies


Release Date: 1977 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A piece of history. Grab it.

Personnel:

Johnny Rotten – lead vocals
Steve Jones – guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
Sid Vicious – bass guitar on "Bodies"
Glen Matlock – bass guitar on "Anarchy in the UK"
Paul Cook – drums

Sex Pistols. The band that defined the term punk. Never Mind The Bollocks. The album that made it iconic.

Even though the only album of the band, Never Mind The Bollocks is the most important album in the history of punk. Why" because it influenced the masses. With the iconic songs like "Anarchy In The UK", "God Save The Queen" and "Pretty Vacant", the band managed to get many of young punks to start a punk band. Hell, even the recording proccess of this piece of history is kinda interesting. Sid Vicious, known for his lack of the bass skills was replaced (!) by the original bass player Glen Matlock during the recording sessions. Not many bands do that! But back to the review. The songs are very well written and with awesome backstories. The intrumental part is rough but catchy, no wonder that Anarchy In The UK made it to the number one sport in the charts. But not many people think the same. The only think that they hear is just an angry music with angry lyrics. But you know what" Underneath those schock tactics, there are some of the gretest lyrics ever known to a man, reflecting the true frustration, rage and anger of that era's British working class. The dissatisfaction with the establishment is just bursting out from every song. These british boys have created a musical revolution with this one, and even now, their songs still remain relevant.


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MrSirLordGentleman
July 6th 2015


12472 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

ugh review



ugh album

InfamousGrouse
July 6th 2015


4333 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great writeup, keep 'em coming.

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
July 6th 2015


18744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

not even the most important punk album

NeroCorleone80
July 6th 2015


34564 Comments


Ramones >

Digging: DJ Zirk - Nuttin But Killaz

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
July 6th 2015


18744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Television



Wire



Stooges



This Heat



PIL



Pretty much anyone else



Straya cunts: not even once.

BMDrummer
July 6th 2015


14579 Comments


public image ltd if anything defines what's good about punk rock

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
July 6th 2015


18744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

influence = lasting quality



And who's denying anything? Influence or not, you'd have to be smoking some really fine rocks if you seriously think this is one of the best punk albums.



but yeah okay

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
July 6th 2015


18744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

yeah this is totally better than Deceit, Pink Flag, Fun House or Marquee Moon



i mean if you wanna display how wrong you are, go right ahead, no one is stopping you



I seriously doubt you think this tryhard edgy bullshit is better than something like Paper Hats or T.V. Eye

BMDrummer
July 6th 2015


14579 Comments


fripp is right

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
July 6th 2015


18744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"some days i'd take Pink Flag or Deceit over this but yeah this is a lot better than anything Television ever dreamt of releasing"



cringing rn agreed

BMDrummer
July 6th 2015


14579 Comments


at least deceit still sounds like it could've been released today and still be fucking brilliant, lots of bands just rip this sound off and are boring/dated

MrSirLordGentleman
July 6th 2015


12472 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

How on earth can this be better than Marquee Moon?

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
July 6th 2015


18744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

@ arcade yeah it is



This album just screams out "hurr fuck the establishment", then the fucking frontman does this decades later



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mSE-Iy_tFY



an act or not, what a way to sell out

NeroCorleone80
July 6th 2015


34564 Comments


lol its obviously not better

Supercoolguy64
July 6th 2015


8903 Comments


never cared about these guys tbh, they all seemed like complete cunts to me
especially that fuck head vicious

Digging: The Austerity Program - Bible Songs 1

BMDrummer
July 6th 2015


14579 Comments


it's true, but early public image rules

BMDrummer
July 6th 2015


14579 Comments


hard

Supercoolguy64
July 6th 2015


8903 Comments


been meaning to check out pil for a while now
based on what i heard the metal box is what inspired steve albini's guitar tone

MrSirLordGentleman
July 6th 2015


12472 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Most 70's music >>> this

BMDrummer
July 6th 2015


14579 Comments


the first 3 pil albums are essential



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