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SEX PISTOLS – HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN

SEX PISTOLS – HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN On this date in 1977, SEX PISTOLS released the single HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN / SATELLITE, (October 14th, 1977). From the jackboot stomp opening to that aggressive riff, and Johnny’s splenetic delivery, HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN, originally released in October 1977, related the tale of the band fleeing to Jersey, then spending two weeks in Berlin reflecting on events at home. The Pistols’ life back in Britain had become severely restricted: unable to play or record, or even step outside without fears for their personal safety. "Being in London at the time made us feel like we were trapped in a prison camp environment,” explained Johnny. “There was hatred and constant threat of violence. The best thing we could do was to go set up in a prison camp somewhere else. Berlin and its decadence was a good idea. The song came about from that. I loved Berlin. I loved the wall and the insanity of the place. The communists looked in on the circus atmosphere of West Berlin, which never went to sleep, and that would be their impression of the West."... ----------------------------------------- Hi! Running the page is a one-man operation. I write and research the articles, and edit the videos which involves several hours of work - upscaling, colourising and tweaking in various software. If you could see fit to make a small donation then it would help me to keep the page running. Thank you and best wishes, Paul 🙂 Just visit one of the links to donate (all secure connections): PAYPAL: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=TXVWKVVQWA2FC&fbclid=IwAR177mmvBAOsiyOvAqADf4E143rsfsrdMmaf1LB3_ZV_U3Vn5AiosDT9yCo JUSTGIVING: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ctp ----------------------------------------- Written just after they’d been thrown off A&M, the lyrics record Lydon's paranoia and feelings of uselessness, suddenly pitched into the alien environment of Baader/Meinhof 'Wanted' posters and Turkish ghettoes, and dominated by the concrete Berlin Wall which, back then, was inconceivable to cross. 'A cheap holiday in other people's misery,' sneered Lydon over the opening chords; “I don't want a holiday in the sun/I wanna go to the new Belsen/I wanna see some History/Cos now I gotta reasonable economy.” It had a top-notch sleeve too. Jamie Reid’s most explicit Situationist graphics in which he’d détourned Belgian Holiday advertisements with the addition of the song’s lyrics. These small ads were distributed on different pages of the NME. There was also a less well known advert for the single using a détourned newspaper photo blow-up of a British beach - again collected from the NME. On the B-side of the single was the mighty SATELLITE, a classic from the early days that cast an eye over the satellite towns of London, disregarded and devoid of life.

Decade 77-87 - a grown up disco: new wave, punk, postpunk, goth & indie
14 Oct 2021 · 190K views
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SEX PISTOLS - PRETTY VACANT

SEX PISTOLS - PRETTY VACANT On this date in 1977, SEX PISTOLS released their debut album, NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE’S THE SEX PISTOLS (October 28th, 1977). Even those who knew the songs from gigs were surprised at the sheer attack and overwhelming density of the sound when they first heard NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS – unlike a lot of groups at the time the Pistols and producers Bill Price and Chris Thomas got a killer sound right first time. The album may have had competition from the ‘real live sound of the Pistols’ on the ‘Spunk’ bootleg, released just... ----------------------------------------- Hi! Running the page is a one-man operation. I write and research the articles, and edit the videos which involves several hours of work - upscaling, colourising and tweaking in various software. If you could see fit to make a small donation then it would help me to keep the page running. Thank you and best wishes, Paul 🙂 Just visit one of the links to donate (all secure connections): PAYPAL: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=TXVWKVVQWA2FC&fbclid=IwAR177mmvBAOsiyOvAqADf4E143rsfsrdMmaf1LB3_ZV_U3Vn5AiosDT9yCo JUSTGIVING: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ctp ----------------------------------------- ...a couple of weeks before, but NMTB remains a compelling and game-changing release. The result was a raging wall of gut-wrenching power chords from Steve Jones (plus fine bass playing), Paul Cook's powerhouse drumming, Glen Matlock’s writing contribution (however big or small), all topped with Rotten's phenomenal voice, which could slide from spine-chilling no-feelings coldness to frenzied manic wailing. Here Lydon packed the maximum punch and effect into every syllable he delivered. And his sneering whine on 'EMI', a big raspberry to the two dopey record labels who stupidly let the Pistols plop from their grasp, was rarely bettered.

Decade 77-87 - a grown up disco: new wave, punk, postpunk, goth & indie
28 Oct 2021 · 388K views
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The Sex Pistols' Steve Jones on Childhood Trauma and Sex Addiction

For Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, abuse in childhood has led to a lifelong sex addiction and fear of intimacy.

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28 May 2020 · 4.8M views