The Sex Pistols loan official album was released almost two years after some of the songs were written and recorded. Featuring classics "Anarchy in the UK" and "God Save the Queen", the record runs full throttle never giving listeners a breather. Other standout tracks include the blazing lead off track "Holiday in the Sun", the abortion themed song "Bodies" and the crunching single "Pretty Vacant". Each song articulated the discontent felt by the working class in British society at the time and the resentment they had to the old institutions.
It features all the original Pistols including Glen Matlock who was used as a session musician since Sid Vicious was amateur at best in playing bass or incapacitated most the time. Months later singer Johnny (Lydon) Rotten would utter those famous words "Ever got the feeling you've been cheated" at a January 1978 San Fransisco concert. It would spell the end of the Pistols who would officially break up later after a disastrous Brazil trip and
ill-fated recording sessions with Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs. "Nevermind the Bullocks, Here's the Sex Pistols "would inspire countless other artists who could never match the Pistols sheer raw power. A great rock album that still stands up today.
**** out 4 stars