Label: Bondage Records - BOND 007 • Format: Vinyl LP, Unofficial Release • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk
The album has influenced many bands and musicians, and the industry in general. In particular, the album's raw energy, and Johnny Rotten 's sneering delivery and "half-singing", are often considered game-changing. It is frequently listed as the most influential punk album, and one of the Seventeen - Sex Pistols - The Best Of The Sex Pistols Live important albums of all time. By the time of its release, the Sex Pistols were controversial, having sworn on live TV, been fired from two record labels, and been banned from playing live in some parts of Britain.
The album title added to that controversy, with some people finding the word " bollocks " offensive. Many record stores refused to carry it and some record charts refused to list its title, showing just a blank space instead.
Due in part to its notoriety, and in spite of many sales bans at major retailers, the album debuted at number one on the UK Album Charts. It went gold only a few weeks later, on 17 November. It remained a best-seller for over a year, spending 60 weeks in the top New bassist Sid Vicious played on the track " Bodies ",  but his performing skills were not considered fit to record the full album, so the band asked manager Malcolm McLaren to convince previous bassist Glen Matlock to perform the instrument for the sessions.
When payment was not received, he declined to attend. As a result, Thomas asked guitarist Steve Jones to play bass so work could begin on the basic tracks. Jones' playing was so satisfactory that Thomas had him play the bass tracks for all the remaining songs recorded during 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones - Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) sessions.
While McLaren pondered whether or not to sign the offer presented by Virgin Recordshe signed a French deal for the group with Barclay Records in early May At the same time, the group resumed work with Thomas Something Good - Eddie Cano - The Sound Of Music And The Sound Of Cano Price.
Heylin narrowed down the potential Bollocks tracks Price may have produced to "Liar", "New York", "No Feelings", "Problems", "Seventeen" and "Submission", in addition to the non-album track "Satellite". McLaren still hoped to sign with a major label, and posited issuing a one-off single with Virgin to increase the band's appeal to the larger record companies. Two weeks later, the label rush-released "God Save the Queen" as a single.
The band returned to the studio with Thomas and Price on 18 June to record " Holidays in the Sun ", the first song they had written without Matlock. That night after visiting a nearby pub, Rotten, Thomas and Price were attacked by a group of men, and the incident made newspaper headlines the following Tuesday. At this point, Rotten maintained that the forthcoming album would include no Pause - Blattschuss* & Die Blaue Geige - Wenn Der Zapfhahn Kräht songs, and none of the Sex Pistols' previously released singles bar "Anarchy in the U.
With "Pretty Vacant"'s release as a single, it was due to be replaced on the track list. The time spent in the studio recording the album was, for Steve Jones, the "best part of being in the Pistols. Also during this time period, bassist Sid Vicious stumbled into the same recording room as rock band Queen band.
He had a weak insult aimed at lead singer Freddie Mercurysaying "Have you brought ballet to the masses, yet? What're you gonna to do about it? Later, Queen's producer had a word with the Pistols' engineer over an interruption by an awestruck Johnny Rottensaying, "One of the band members just crawled on all fours across our studio up to the side of the piano, said, 'Hello Freddie,' and left on all fours.
Could you make sure he doesn't do it again? With the completion of "Bodies", the time came to finalise the album's track list. Though Jon Savage wrote there were three versions of each track available, Heylin states that alternative versions for only five tracks " E.
In an attempt to stem criticism over the decision to include all four previously released Sex Pistols singles on the forthcoming LP, Virgin indicated the possibility of an "alternative album" being issued simultaneously, featuring a new title and two new songs replacing "two of the former hit singles". A label spokesman stated, "We've put the singles on the LP because most people wanted it that way.
But the alternative set would enable us to overcome the multiple stores' ban". A ten-song test pressing was made, though no new cuts were included, with "Satellite" and "Submission" being added as bonus tracks. The Sex Pistols' contract with Virgin stated that its music would be distributed by Virgin in the United States provided Branson matched any competing offers McLaren received.
However, McLaren wanted to negotiate separate deals in every territory, regardless of what the contract stipulated, which angered Branson, as the clause for American distribution was an important one he had fought for.
Competition for the band in the United States narrowed down to Warner Bros. Before Virgin could release Never Mind the BollocksBranson discovered that two other Sex Pistols albums were competing with his label's.
Among the rumours of who was behind the release of Memory - LOrchestre Noir - Eleven tapes included Goodman, Glen Matlock and McLaren, who has always considered Goodman's versions to be a more accurate representation of the band.
As McLaren's separate deal with Barclay meant that the French release could not be halted and given the Virgin head was aware of how easy Seventeen - Sex Pistols - The Best Of The Sex Pistols Live was for import records to arrive in Britain, Branson rushed production of Never Mind the Bollocks to ensure it would come out a week earlier than intended.
Seventeen - Sex Pistols - The Best Of The Sex Pistols Live , the Barclay version was already available in the UK at the time Virgin had its version ready. Ten thousand copies of Virgin's pressing erroneously only listed 11 tracks on the sleeve yet contained 12 on the actual record.
With advance orders ofcopies, Never Mind the Bollocks debuted at number one on the UK Album Charts the week after its release. The album was originally going to be titled God Save Sex Pistols. Jamie Reid 's cover concept refrained from including a picture of the group and instead was dayglo red and yellow in colour with cutout lettering and a finish resembling crude screen-prints. The album's title changed in mid, based on a phrase supplied by Steve Jones.
Johnny Rotten explained its meaning as a working-class expression to "stop talking rubbish". In the United Kingdom, the album was subject to what Heylin described as "blatant acts of censorship exercised by media and retail outlets alike". London police visited the city's Virgin record store branches and told them they faced prosecution for indecency as stipulated by the Indecent Advertisements Act if they continued to display posters of the album cover in their windows.
The displays were either toned down or removed. However, on 9 November the London Evening Standard announced on its front-page headline "Police Move in on Punk Disc Shops", and reported how a Virgin Records shop manager in Nottingham was arrested for displaying the record after being warned to cover up the word " bollocks ". After Seale's arrest, Branson announced that he would cover the manager's legal costs and hired Queen's Counsel John Mortimer as defence.
The obscenity case was heard at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 24 November. During his cross-examination of the arresting officer, InchAllah - Sans Pression - Vagabond Ma Religion asked why the newspapers The Guardian and Evening Standard which had referred to the album's name had not been charged under the same act.
When the overseeing magistrate inquired about his line of questioning, Mortimer stated that a double standard was apparently at play, and that "bollocks" was only considered obscene when it appeared on the cover of a Sex Pistols album. The prosecutor conducted his cross-examination "as if the album itself, and not its lurid visage, was on trial for indecency", according to Heylin.
Lawyer Geoffrey Robertsonwho appeared with Mortimer, recalled the professor saying that early English translations of the Bible used "bollocks" to refer to testicles, this being replaced by the word "stones" in the King James Version of the Bible, at which point Rotten handed Robertson a note saying, "Don't worry.
Much as my colleagues and I wholeheartedly deplore the vulgar exploitation of the worst instincts of human nature for the purchases of commercial profits The Grass Roots - Where Were You When I Needed You both you and your company, we must reluctantly find you not guilty of each of the four charges. They mean no good.
It won't do to pass off Rotten's hatred and disgust as role-playing—the gusto of the performance is too convincing.
Which is why this is such an impressive record. The forbidden ideas from which Rotten makes songs take on undeniable truth value, whether one is sympathetic 'Holidays in the Sun' is a hysterically frightening vision of global economics or filled with loathing 'Bodies,' an indictment from which Rotten doesn't altogether exclude himself, is effectively anti-abortionanti-womanand anti- Seventeen - Sex Pistols - The Best Of The Sex Pistols Live.
These ideas must be dealt with, and can be expected to affect the way fans think and behave. The chief limitation on their power is the music, which can get heavy occasionally, but the only real question is how many American kids might feel the way Rotten does, and where he and they will go next.
I wonder—but I also worry. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The same magazine named it 41st on their list of the five-hundred Seventeen - Sex Pistols - The Best Of The Sex Pistols Live albums ever in Young stated:. Never Mind the Bollocks changed everything. There had never been anything like it before Play The Role (Liquid Sole Remix) - Various - Develop[Mental] really there's never been anything quite like it since.
The closest was probably Nirvanaa band very heavily influenced by the Sex Pistols. Kurt Cobain from Nirvana listed the album on his Top 50 favourite albums,  and the title of Nirvana's second album, Nevermindwas inspired by the Sex Pistols' album, which at the time, angered Rotten.
Inthe album was ranked number 41 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of Seventeen - Sex Pistols - The Best Of The Sex Pistols Live greatest albums of all time. He said, of the album's opening with "Holidays in the Sun", "That is extremely provocative, what we can only assume is jackboots ", which he followed by saying, "As soon as that starts, everything that has gone on before is now deemed fucking irrelevant, as soon as he John Lydon starts anti singing.
I'd give them all up to have written that, I truly would. On 29 OctoberVirgin released a special 30th-anniversary edition of the album in gram vinyl LP format. The set included a 7-inch insert of "Submission" and poster, as originally released on 28 October Virgin also reissued Drown Me - Postblue - Lap Year group's four singles, "Anarchy in the U.
A four-disc boxed set reissue occurred on 24 September The set includes the original album, which for the first time was digitally remastered from the original master tapes, on disc one. The sound quality of this remaster is thus a significant improvement over all other reissues. The remastering process was overseen by original producer Chris Thomas.
The second disc comprises all but one of the band's officially released B-sides omitting "I Wanna Be Me"which were also remastered. This disc also includes outtakes and demos from the recording sessions for 'NMTB', most notably the studio demo of " Belsen Was A Gas ", which had been recently rediscovered and was previously thought lost forever.
The third disc contains two live recordings from Including the previously unreleased complete soundboard recording of their performance at the Happy House in Stockholm, Sweden on 28 June The fourth and final disc is a DVD of live and studio videos — as well as audio interviews from Also included is a full size page hard cover, full color coffee table book which contains rare pictures, articles, and interviews that provides a timelime of the band throughout InThe Bollock Brothers released a track-by track-cover version of the album, called Never Mind the Bollocks So What!
InStep Into A Word - Various - The Joint - Hip Hop R&B Cuts - Volume 1 cover version of "Submission" by Galaxie was released on their Peel Sessions album, which was recorded in and InArtichoke released a track-by-track cover version of the album, performing acoustic versions of all songs.
The Irish folk punk band Mr. Irish Bollocks. While the full album is not yet released, their version of "God Save the Queen" was featured on a compilation in February From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from New York Sex Pistols song. Sex Pistols. Chris Thomas Bill Laika 2004 - ICE MC - Музыкальный Avtomat. Official Charts.
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