1. (00:04:01) The Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen (Symphony)
2. (00:02:03) The Sex Pistols - Rock Around The Clock
3. (00:02:35) The Sex Pistols - Johnny B Goode
4. (00:03:39) The Sex Pistols - Road Runner
5. (00:04:45) The Sex Pistols - Black Arabs
6. (00:03:32) The Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK
7. (00:01:54) The Sex Pistols - Watcha Gonna Do About It
8. (00:03:02) The Sex Pistols - Who Killed Bambi?
9. (00:02:51) The Sex Pistols - Silly Thing
10. (00:03:07) The Sex Pistols - Substitute
11. (00:03:28) The Sex Pistols - Don't Give Me No Lip Child
12. (00:03:06) The Sex Pistols - I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
13. (00:03:01) The Sex Pistols - Lonely Boy
14. (00:02:09) The Sex Pistols - Something Else
15. (00:03:24) The Sex Pistols - L'Anarchie Pour Le UK
16. (00:02:09) The Sex Pistols - Einmal War Belsen Bortrefflish
17. (00:02:13) The Sex Pistols - Einmal War Belsen Wirflich Bortrefflish
18. (00:03:00) The Sex Pistols - No One Is Innocent
19. (00:04:04) The Sex Pistols - My Way
20. (00:01:55) The Sex Pistols - C'Mon Everybody
21. (00:03:44) The Sex Pistols - EMI (Orchestral)
22. (00:04:15) The Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle
23. (00:02:50) The Sex Pistols - You Need Hands
24. (00:03:33) The Sex Pistols - Friggin' In The Riggin'
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Biography from Allmusic.com.
The Sex Pistols may have only been together for two years in the late '70s, but they changed the face of popular music. Through their raw, nihilistic singles and violent performances, the band revolutionized the idea of what rock & roll could be. In England, the group was considered dangerous to the very fabric of society and was banned across the country; in America, they didn't have the same impact, but countless bands in both countries were inspired by the sheer sonic force of their music, while countless others were inspired by their independent, do-it-yourself ethics. Even if they didn't release any singles by themselves, there was an implicit independence in the way they played their music and handled their career. The band gave birth to the massive independent music underground in England and America that would soon include bands that didn't have a direct musical connection to the Sex Pistols' initial three-minute blasts of rage, but couldn't have existed without those singles.
Guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook were regulars at a boutique owned by their manager, Malcolm McLaren; bassist Glen Matlock worked at the store. Vocalist John Lydon, who would later perform under the name Johnny Rotten, met the rest of the group at the shop and was asked to join the band. While the band played simple rock & roll loudly and abrasively, Rotten arrogantly sang of anarchy, abortion, violence, fascism, and apathy; without Rotten, the band wouldn't have been threatening to England's government -- he provided the band's conceptual direction, calculated to be as confrontational and threatening as possible. The publicity caused by their caustic first single "Anarchy in the U.K." caused the band to be dropped by their record label, EMI. Matlock was fired before their next single "God Save the Queen," which was released on Virgin; it was banned by the BBC. Matlock's replacement was Sid Vicious, a tough street kid who, unlike the rest of the band, couldn't play his instrument.
After releasing one album in 1977, the band headed over to the U.S. for a tour in January of 1978; it lasted 14 days. Rotten left the band after their show at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on January 14, heading back to New York; he would form Public Image Limited later that year. McLaren tried to continue the band but Cook and Jones soon turned against him. In the two decades following the Sex Pistols' implosion, an endless stream of outtakes, demos, repackagings, and live shows were released on a variety of labels, which only helped their cult grow.
In 1996, to celebrate their impending twentieth anniversary, the Sex Pistols reunited, with original bassist Glen Matlock taking the place of the deceased Sid Vicious. The band embarked on an international tour in June of 1996, releasing the Filthy Lucre Live album the following month. Four years later, Julien Temple (who helmed the band's first movie, The Great Rock & Roll Swindle) directed the documentary film The Filth & the Fury.
Review from Amazon.com.
An odd, occasionally hilarious, hodge-podge from those notorious yobs of the late seventies that transcends vulgarity and low brow humor and drifts into the realm of the truly bizarre. Certain tracks will raise questions of not only how much the band was involved, but how these tracks came into existence, but if your taste veers into warped humor, you'll probably have a lot of fun along the way. There's a handful of loud, gritty Pistol's type punk with Rotton's notorious scathing vocals. Some are covers, (e.g.) "Substitute", "(I'm not your) Stepping Stone", some are originals, "I Wanna Be Me", "Belson Was A Gas" (for bad taste fans), and there's also an alternate take, though not much different from the original version, of "Anarchy In the U.K.". Actually there are several different versions of Anarchy, and here is were things get weird, one is part of a disco medley and the other is the French accordion version. Who's responsible for this is unclear. Guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook, who originally started the group and expected little more than your standard hard rock band, put in a couple of good originals. The songs "Silly Thing" and "Lonely Boy", not surprisingly, sound closer to standard, crude hard rock. Infamous dervish nitwit Sid Vicious does a trio of surprisingly great covers. He covers two Eddie Cochran numbers ("Something Else" and "C'mon Everybody") and his "singing" has an on target sly but energetic rockabilly delivery, which sounds great with Steve Jones' crude (but often under appreciated) guitar playing. Vicious also turns in a humorous parody of Paul Anka's "My Way". Another great track is Steve Jones' arrangement of an old sea shanty, complete with orchestral backing (Once again, we wonder, how and whom?) titled "Frigging in the Rigging". Be forewarned, the song is credited as traditional and if the lyrics are all original, amusingly, this centuries old sea shanty puts any of the Pistol's original material to shame in the vulgarity department. This track, along with Sid's "My Way", also shows Jones' thick Chuck Berry riff guitar style sounds great with a string section (Who'da thunk?). Also, there's a great track to annoy music "purists" with, a hilariously botched "Johnny B. Goode" and Modern Lovers "RoadRunner" medley recorded live in the studio, presumably from the early days. The best moments are when Jones stumbles over a generic Chuck Berry riff, Rotten exclaims "Oh god, I hate songs like that" and Rotten at one point forgetting the words starts screaming "Stop it, that's f***ing awful! Torrtuure! Elsewhere on the album there's a version of "Rock Around The Clock" with hiccuping strangled unintelligible vocals. You'll probably surmise the album is going to be a bit unusual from the first track. A rasping voice claiming to be band manager Malcolm McLaren, though the voice sounds more like Gollum from Tolkien's "The Lord of The Rings", explaining how the Sex Pistols were a plot to swindle the Rock and Roll music industry. To top it off, a chamber orchestra plays "God Save the Queen" in the background. People expecting only the raging bile of the "Never Mind the Bollocks" album may be disappointed (as well as confused), but I always get a laugh out of it.