I have 4 pistols tracks in my very large and eclectic MP3 music collection,
along with many others generally called punk.
John Lydon also gave me my all time favourite headline, "Sex pistol attacks
New Zealand butter".

I even managed to turn it into a crossword clue -

Enthusiastically attack butter (4)

...but anyway, yes, I like the Pistols some of the time, even if they were
McLaren's "boy band" really.

PS whoever put Hendrix as a proto punk should on the same basis add Cream
and even the Stones. (At this rate everyone will be in on it...)




On 11 March 2014 02:49, chris peck <chris_peck...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> >> you are saying that something musically significant happened here
>
> Something significant happened to pop music for sure.
>
> In 1977 the charts were dominated by David Soul, Rod Stewart, Brotherhood
> of Man, Leo Sayer, Hot Chocolate, Boney M, Shawaddywaddy and Billy Ocean.
> Daddy Cool. Rockin' All Over the World and Yes Sir, I can Boogie.
>
> And then:
>
> Dragged on a table in factory
> Illegitimate place to be
> In a packet in a lavatory
> Die little baby screaming
> Body screaming fucking bloody mess
> Not an animal
> It's an abortion
>
> Body! I'm not animal
> Mummy! I'm not an abortion
>
>
> It kind of hits you in the face with the reality as experienced by the
> dispossessed and disenfranchised, but in a very immediate and visceral way.
> Its far more gut wrenching and confrontational than iggy pop, or the clash
> or any other punk band I know of. Most people are so offended someone is
> singing about abortion that they miss the fact that the song is an argument
> between the unborn child and the mother. For a spotty teenager that's
> pretty brainy lyrically and very surreal.
>
>  I don't think it was ever matched until the Pixies really.
>
> I stand by the Pistols. True, Rotten is a twat now. He wasn't then though.
>
>
> > From: kimjo...@ozemail.com.au
>
> > Subject: Re: The way the future was
> > Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:03:43 +1100
> > To: everything-list@googlegroups.com
>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > On 10 Mar 2014, at 4:30 am, ghib...@gmail.com wrote:
> > >
> > > Although I have very little good to say about Malcolm McLaren he did
> arguably launch a whole new musical experience with the Sex Pistols, a type
> of music which had until then only been underground (Rezillos? B52s ?) but
> bubbled to the surface when Rotten et al appeared on prime time TV swearing
> away. The world was never the same.
> >
> > I lived through it and was even more the same after it. With all due
> respect, you are saying that something musically significant happened here
> but I only ever heard "racket and rubbish" from Johnny Rotten. I mean, he
> called himself rotten for a reason. He was. He was musically as rotten as
> festering shit. What was musically significant about the Sex Pistols? I
> mean, concerning the actual elements of music. Things like pitch, rhythm,
> harmony, melody - all that core stuff. His music shows no skill whatsoever
> at those things. But then he didn't even write his own music because he was
> too off his dial most of the time. None of this precludes the distinct
> possibility that you, as I myself still do, find vastly entertaining,
> listening to the Sex Pistols very occasionally. I often do listen to music
> I really hate if only to realise why in ever more glory that I love the
> music I really do love...
> >
> > Feel free to hate this post creatively in some way. McClaren would have.
> >
> > Kim
> >
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