The Sex Pistols – ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’
One of the most iconic albums of all time and the spearhead of the punk movement in the UK and beyond, The Sex Pistols – ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ was the band’s one and only album. Released by Virgin Records on 28th October 1977, the LP’s influence is beyond comprehension influencing many bands musicians and changing the face of the music industry with its DIY ideology. Johnny Rotten fronts the band sneering devilishly with raw power and energy.
Leading up to the album’s release, the Sex Pistols had become controversial after swearing on live TV, been fired from two record labels, and been banned from playing live in some parts of the UK. The album’s title was also extremely controversial at the time and the band had to go to court to defend their use of the word ‘bollocks’. They won the case after many record stores refused to carry it and some record charts refused to list its title, showing just a blank space instead.
Nevertheless the album debuted at no.1 on the UK album charts due to its divisive hype. It went gold in November and remained a best seller for a year to come, spending 60 weeks in the top 25.
‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ is one of the most important albums of all time and the most influential punk album, it’s a game changer and one everyone should listen to.