Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Everything changed near the end of 1977 when the Sex Pistols released their only album, Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols. It was time for something new in rock music, and Johnny Rotten and his crew had just the recipe. They came out with a sneering contempt for the bloated self-seriousness that had overtaken so many of the complacent bands of that time period. Along with the Ramones, the Clash, the Damned, the Dead Boys, and dozens of other young punk bands, the Sex Pistols specialized in vicious, attitude drenched songs pared down to the bare essentials of rhythm and fury. Holidays In The Sun, No Feelings, Bodies, God Save The Queen, Pretty Vacant, Anarchy In The U.K., Problems, E.M.I., just killer stuff that was totally revolutionary at the time, and still thrilling right now. Like a shooting star, they burned out just as quickly as they came, but it was a glorious fire while it lasted.

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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