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Sex Pistols

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London, England, United Kingdom (1975 – 1978, 1996 – 1996, 2002 – 2008)

Sex Pistols are a band that formed in London, England, United Kingdom in 1975, coming out of the ashes of The Strand. They are, together with The Clash, responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians. Although their initial career lasted just two-and-a-half years and produced only four singles plus one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols, they are regarded as one of the most influential acts in the history of modern popular music.

The band is comprised of vocalist Johnny Rotten, guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook, and bassist Glen Matlock. Matlock left the band in 1977 and was replaced by Sid Vicious, who remained until the band’s initial 1978 breakup. Matlock rejoined the band for their 1996 reunion and has remained with them throughout most subsequent reunions, including the most recent, in 2008.

Sex Pistols were managed by the infamous Malcolm McLaren, after he saw Johnny Rotten sporting a Pink Floyd shirt with “I hate” scribbled on. Impressed by Johnny Rotten’s attitude, McLaren brought Rotten to audition for frontman of The Strand, the band that would later become the Sex Pistols. The Sex Pistols have been described by the BBC as “the definitive English punk rock band” and are widely credited with initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and creating the first generation gap within rock and roll.

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  • miyauchi_renge

    actually proto-humans banging rocks together made punk now let's just enjoy whatever we enjoy okay

    15 Mar 9:10pm Reply
  • Waes-GOD

    The Stooges and MC5 made punk, asshole

    13 Mar 9:27pm Reply
  • ETHANISKVLT

    How the fuck are these guys overrated? Them and the Ramones made punk kiddos.

    10 Mar 10:50pm Reply
  • ichiro5

    Would mean a lot if you could check out my band No Subs soundcloud.com/no-subs Pretty similar to Sex Pistols, not too hardcore stuff :)

    4 Mar 5:28am Reply
  • Lynnan

    Overrated, but still a good band.

    21 Feb 8:39am Reply
  • jennica_med_c

    John Lydon is amazing...my favourite frontman ever. [2] And happy 59th birthday to him!

    31 Jan 1:47pm Reply
  • ThomasSnus

    S*x pistols? Holy moly, that's rude, haha. Can't believe you've done this. They must have been brave, really brave, calling them selves *** pi**ls. Weren't they reported, they had to be, they were so rude after all.

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • aramachy

    https://douglasfireside.wordpress.com/john-lydon/

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MsMoonlightt

    Woah, so much hate around here...Sid Vicious might be overrated , but not the whole band.

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MsMoonlightt

    John Lydon is amazing...my favourite frontman ever.

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Acid_XenomorpH

    When Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones was asked why he, instead of Vicious, recorded the bass parts of Never Mind the Bollocks, Jones responded, "Sid was in a hospital with yellow jaundice and he couldn't really play, not that he could play anyway." - Wikipedia. LMAO :D

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Runoflife

    As bad as typical glam band or Backstreet Boys.

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • rewixas

    The best.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • gabby446

    Pop lacks is boring crap the Sex Pistols highlighted what is like for youth to be bought up in thankless times. Music now does have the guts to step out of the box I like them. I like God Save the Queen.

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • N3ver_Again

    Оверратед; лол, или дауны, либо уж совершенно никудышные тролли.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • JamesStayPaid

    They are overrated but they've still got some tunes

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • YuraNeversmile

    Most overrated punk band of all time [2]

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bobo9390

    but at this point dissing the sex pistols is firmly a poser move [2] agreed. The biggest problem of genuinely thinking they're overrated like I do is that it makes you look bad because most people who have that opinion only do it to appear edgy. And those people suck.

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • juliacfonseca

    I get pissed, destroy!!! Cara, vocês são incríveis! ♥

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
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