A preview to NMTB
Demonstrates the evolution of the songs. Much more raw than NMTB, worth having in the collection.
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History will never repeat itself
Had history taken a different turn for the Sex Pistols, the album you're now holding might have been called "Never Mind The Bollock", and could have been issued in early 1977 by EMI Records. However, in the 18 month eye of the Hurricane we now refer to as 'Punk Rock' the Pistols were Lords, Masters and resident house band. Nothing they got involved in was ever to be referred to as simple. Public knowledge of the Sex Pistols begins at 5pm on December 1, 1976, when QUEEN (and who would have thought they'de be responsible for Punk) cancelled a TV appearance on Thames Television Today show, and future sports entertainer Eric Hall (then just another member of EMI press staff) suggested that the group step in and fill the gap. Bill Grundy pushed the group to say something rude and in the space of just three 'f**ks' and 'one' s**t (far less than your average episode of South Park) the Sex Pistols turned prime time television blue. Newspaper front the next day left the originally planned 19 date 'Anarchy' tour in tatters, and by New Year the group had neither a record deal or a bass player. Just who is actually behinds this most famous of punk bootlegs is anybody's guess -- let's just say the jury is still out on that one -- some stories say that, bored with waiting for Virgin to release the album Glitterbest Management leaked tapes to certain people, knowing full well that they were in the bootleg game. While other rumours state that early producers of the group were offended at just how little money they had made from the Pistols -- while headlines stated the group were rolling in it -- teamed up and issued this album. Either way the Spunk album beat the official album to the shops by at least 4 monthsRead full review