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Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols 

Genre: punk rock/punk/hardcore punk

The Sex Pistols are an English punk rock band that formed in 1975, love them or hate them, what the public eye has equated with punk since in conception. Formed by Wally Nightingle, Steve Jones, Paul Cook under the name 'The Strand', in 1972, they later added Glien Matlok to the band, but the lineup never achived any success. In 1975, Malcom McLaren took over as manager of the band, kicking out Wally, and recruiting Johnny Rotten.The band was renamed as the Sex Pistols. While they may not of started punk rock, as some say they did, the Sex Pistols soon brought into the public eye with 'Anarchy in the UK'(the lyrics mention several political/paramilitary organisation prominent at the time, comparing them to the UK:the MPLA, the UDA, and the IRA.) and a string of tabloid covers. Glen was kicked out of the band and was replaced by
the musically talentless Sid Vicious.With another controversial single, 'God Save the Queen'(as an assult on Queen Elizabeth2 and the monarchy. The title track was directly from "God Save the Queen," the national anthem of the UK, it was highly controversial, firstly for its equation of Queen with a "fascist regime," and secondly for the apparent clain that England had "no future") and an album, "Never Mind the Bollocks...," the Sex Pistols left for a US tour in early '78.During the US tour, Rotten quit the band onstage due to his constant feuds with controlling McLaren. McLaren tried to keep the band alive through gimmicks like recording with Ronnie Biggs, but the band was over. Although some will claim Pistols were merely a manufactured band
being steered by McLaren, their influence on the punk scene of the 70's, as the genre as a whole, can not be denied.Although they own only one album but they were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the UK, inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians and also with a single album, they changed
the face of music industry. The Sex Pistols-the four original members plus Vicious-were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum "a piss stain."


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