Saturday, July 3, 2010
Band Bio: The Sex Pistols
This is one of the most notourious bands of all time, although they are much better than anybody thinks. They released four singles, and one studio album before they broke up. They were active from 1975 to 1978, and originally comprised of John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten), Glen Matlock, Steve Jones, and Paul Cook. Strangely, despite the press that they were horrible. In early 1977, Matlock was replaced by John Beverly (AKA Sid Vicious). Sadly, he couldn't play the bass at all (I can proudly say I am most likely a better bass player than he ever was; and I'm younger than him), and Steve Jones played bass on all of their studio tracks. After releasing the amazing "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols", they played an american tour. At the end of their show at the San Fransisco Winterland, as an encore, they played "No Fun", by the Stooges. At the end of the song, Lydon laughed and said "Ever feel like you've been cheated? Good Night." That turned out to be the last show for the Sex Pistols, as they left Lydon in the hotel as they flew back to England. Lydon eventually got back to London, formed Public Image Ltd. , and became an avant garde legend, as well as a punk legend. Sid Vicious soon died, and Jones and Cook flew to South America to find a singer they knew of, Ronnie Biggs. They also released an album called "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle", the soundtrack to their movie. They reunited in 2007 to play a few shows and festivals, documented on "They're Always Be an England".