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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just In Time For The Jubilee: Sex Pistols Announce Bollocks 35th Anniversary Box Set

Belsen was a gas:

Sex Pistols announce details of 35th Anniversary 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' super deluxe box set to be released September 24th through Universal Music UK

As one of the most iconic and influential albums in music history 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' still sounds as powerful and unique as ever, 35 years since the original release. As such an important musical and cultural force the album changed the landscape for records and the music industry. The Sex Pistols defined a generation and captured a feeling within the nation that simply no one else could of. The band created a truly distinctive sound and 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' impact and influence still strongly resonates with musicians, artists and people to this day. To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Universal Music UK has assembled a super-deluxe box set release that really does this legendary album justice.

While many fans will undoubtedly be of the opinion that there can be very little left in the Sex Pistols vaults that hasn't already been seen and heard, followers of the band will be thrilled by the treasure trove of music, footage, interviews, pictures and artifacts confirmed to be included.

The original master tapes from the 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' recording sessions in 1977 were thought to be lost for many years. Now thankfully rediscovered during the recent move from Virgin Records to Universal Music Catalogue in January 2012 the tapes have been remastered, for the very first time, by Tim Young under direction from original producer Chris Thomas. Some real treats have also been found along the way. The find that will perhaps excite fans the most is the lost 1977 demo studio recording of 'Belsen Was A Gas', the only original Sex Pistols composition of the era thought not to be recorded.

Other treats include the inclusion of six demos first included on the infamous 'Spunk' bootleg album, released for the very first time in their original, untouched form following the very recent discovery of their original master tapes. These, combined with a selection of unreleased Chris Thomas demo's and outtakes from the recording of the album - including tracks with Sid Vicious on bass- plus a wealth of live audio and visual material all from 1977 make up a box set that will truly satisfy fans of the band.

No future for you - this ought to be the soundtrack to the education reform era.


  1. I love the Sex Pistols for sure and I'll get the box set asap. However, I was always more of a Clash, Dammed, and Buzzcocks fan. Stoked that there are other NYC teachers out there who are classic punk fans. Keep the great blog going leading the fight against the Bloomie ed-deformer goons!

  2. I love The Clash - the first album, London Calling and Sandinista will come with me to the proverbial desert island. I was listening to the first few Buzzcocks albums late last spring too - along with the first couple of Magazine albums. Yeah, I love the stuff.

    This summer I've been on a Southern Soul kick. I go through phases - but Joe Strummer is one of the most important influences on me, so I never forget The Clash.

    And they're always relevant - London Calling seems to echo the drought this summer and The Guns of Brixton sure reminds me of the Occupy suppressions.

    Thanks for the kind words, anon. Great talking music with you!

  3. LOve cums in spurts! OMG don't reveal your identity, lest someed reformer deem you a danger to the kids.

  4. We gotta start our own secret punk rock teacher anti-caucus in the UFT. We can meet down on the LES once a month, drink beers, and listen to Stiff Little Fingers, Sham 69, as well as great early American punk tunes. Then we can plan to overthrow all the poser boobs who listen to Bon Jovi in the Unity caucus!

  5. If it aint stiff it aint worth a f&ck