Sex Pistols

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The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975. They were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians. Although their original career lasted just two-and-a-half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are regarded as one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music.

In their first incarnation, the Sex Pistols included singer Johnny Rotten, lead guitar player Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bass player Glen Matlock. Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious in early 1977. Under the management of Malcolm McLaren, a visual artist, performer, clothes designer and boutique owner, the band provoked controversies that garnered a significant amount of publicity. Their concerts repeatedly faced difficulties with organisers and local authorities, and public appearances often ended in mayhem. Their 1977 single "God Save the Queen", attacking social conformity and deference to the Crown, precipitated the "last and greatest outbreak of pop-based moral pandemonium". Other subjects addressed in their frequently obscene lyrics included the music industry, consumerism, abortion, and the Holocaust.

In January 1978, at the end of a turbulent tour of the United States, Rotten left the Sex Pistols and announced its break-up. Over the next several months, the three other band members recorded songs for McLaren's film version of the Sex Pistols' story, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle. Vicious died of a heroin overdose in February 1979. In 1996, Rotten, Jones, Cook and Matlock reunited for the Filthy Lucre Tour; since 2002, they have staged further reunion shows and tours. On 24 February 2006, 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 We Do 'em Our Way Various Artists 1
1986 Oldies but Goodies Various Artists 1
1986 Pogo à Go Go! Various Artists 1
1991 Punk & Disorderly: New Wave 1976-1981 Various Artists 1
1991 Nice Enough to Eat Various Artists 2
1991 Punk I Various Artists 1
1991 Punk II Various Artists 1
1991 The Great British Punk Rock Explosion Various Artists 3
1992 The Great British Punk Rock Explosion, Volume 2 Various Artists 2
1993 Virgin's 21st Anniversary Sampler Various Artists 1
1993 Flashback Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 5 3
1993 Anarchy in the UK: UK Punk I (1976-77) Various Artists 1
1993 Going Underground Various Artists 1
1993 Sounds of the Seventies: Punk and New Wave Various Artists 1
1993 The Punk Generation Various Artists 2
1993 The Rolling Stone Collection: 1977–1982 Various Artists 1
1994 In the Air Tonight: Virgin's Greatest Hits Various Artists 3
1994 70's Best Of: De Woodstock au Walkman Various Artists 1
1994 Kamikaze Various Artists 1
1994 London on the Line Various Artists 1
1994 Punk & Wave Various Artists 1
1994 Punk, Volume 3: Raw and Live Various Artists 1
1994 The Tortellini Accident Various Artists 1
1995 The Best Rock Album in the World... Ever! II Various Artists 3 1
1995 Punk Explosion: Live Various Artists 2
1995 Punk: The Worst of Total Anarchy (blue) Various Artists 1
1995 Punk: The Worst of Total Anarchy (yellow) Various Artists 1
1995 Teenage Kicks: 46 Classic Punk & New Wave Tracks Various Artists 1
1995 The Best Punk Album in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1996 Punk Killer Various Artists 2
1996 The Best Punk Album in the World... Ever! 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Agitprop: The Politics of Punk Various Artists 1
1996 The Best Rock Anthems in the World... Ever! Various Artists 1
1996 Give It Some Punk Various Artists 1
1996 God Save the Queen, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1996 Het Museum, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1996 The Best Punk Album in the World… Ever Various Artists 1
1996 The Number One Punk Album Various Artists 1
1997 Loaded Lock In Various Artists 1
1997 God Save the Punks Various Artists 1
1997 New Wave Various Artists 1
1997 The World of Punk Various Artists 1
1997 Tijdloze honderd, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1997 United Kingdom of Punk Various Artists 1
1997 Was het nu 70 of 80? Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1997 Your Generation Various Artists 1
1998 MTV 120 Minutes Live Various Artists 2
1998 Flashback Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 5 1
1998 Live 4 Ever Various Artists 1
1998 First Generation: Virgin 25 Years Various Artists 1

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