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Official
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 12" Vinyl 11 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) V 2086
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 12" Vinyl + 7" Vinyl 11 + 1 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) V 2086 + VDJ 24 [none]
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 12" Vinyl 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) V 2086 [none]
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols Vinyl 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 70057
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 12" Vinyl 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) BSK 3147 [none]
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols Vinyl 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) OVED 136 5012981013615
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (track 5 Problems) CD 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) CDV 2086 0077778632023
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (track 5 God save the Queen) CD 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) CDV 2086 0077778632023
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols CD 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 25VB-1068(CD), 32VD-1011 [none]
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (barcode lower right on back cover) CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 3147-2 075992734721
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (barcode upper center of back cover) CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 3147-2 075992734721
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) CD 3147 075992734721
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols CD 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 0777 7 87877 2 3, CDVX2086 077778787723
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols CD 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 0777 7 87877 2 3, CDVX2086 077778787723
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 3147-2 075992734721
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols CD 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (21st Anniversary Edition) CD 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) CDVP 2086 724384665227
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols CD 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) VJCP-68050 4988006765726
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols CD 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) TOCP-53098 4988006771581
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 12" Vinyl 12 Rhino (reissue label), Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) R1 3147 081227988876
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (2012 remaster) CD 12 Universal UMC SexPisCD1977 602527965031
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (special 35th anniversary edition) 3×CD 12 + 21 + 20 Universal UMC 371 153 -1, SexPissbox1977 602537080991
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (deluxe edition) 2×CD 16 + 14 Universal UMC SexPisd1977 0602537088164
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (deluxe edition) 2×CD 12 + 21 SEXPISD1977
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 2×SHM-CD 16 + 14 Universal UMC UICY-15182, UICY-15183 4988005730800
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (Remastered) CD 12 Universal Music Russia 4605026711051 4605026711051
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 12" Vinyl 12 Universal Music Group (has logo with just "Universal Music Group") UIGY-9537 4988005791955
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols SACD 12 Universal UMC UIGY-9537 4988005791955
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols Blu-ray 30 Universal UMC 5346905 0600753469057
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (40th anniversary deluxe edition) 3×Digital Media 12 + 21 + 20 Universal Music (UK) Ltd.
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (made in Holland) CD 12 0077778632023
Bootleg
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 12" Vinyl 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 25 593 XOT

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covers: Never Mind the Bollocks 1983 by Bollock Brothers
part of: Q Magazine: 20 Loudest Albums of All Time (number: 10)
Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 19)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 41)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000199637 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/30445 [info]
Wikidata: Q457275 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Sex_Pistols:Never_Mind_The_Bollocks,_Here's_The_Sex_Pistols_(1977) [info]
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When John Lydon wore a young man's clothes, he was dispatched to the public toilet in London's Finsbury Park to dispose of his mother's miscarried pregnancy. Such a Dickensian-style recollection lay dormant in Lydon's memory until he was able to put it to work, spewing the story with unprecedented ferocity on the song Bodies, the tale of a girl from Birmingham who found herself with "a package in a lavatory", and who was both "an animal" and "a bloody disgrace".

If the listener today wonders just why it was that this 12-song album more than shocked, frightening a nation half to death in 1977, the clues are still here. And the Sex Pistols still sound like a band you would never turn your back on.

This whistles-and-bells compilation comprises, in its most luxurious package, three CDs and one DVD, the latter disc featuring a selection of interviews confirming what an unpleasant group of people the Sex Pistols were, or least styled themselves as. Elsewhere there are demo sessions, B sides - particularly impressive is a run through The Stooges' No Fun - studio outtakes and two live concerts, the best of which comes from the Ssamfundet Club in Trondheim.

For those whose taste for the Pistols runs to an epicurean degree, there is much here to savour. But in all truth, this band was only ever truly represented by the dozen songs they released on their only album proper. And even by that point the game was up, so in a sense the original release of Never Mind the Bollocks came with a sense of, if not nostalgia, at least of something that was no longer as real as it had been.

But while tales of packages in lavatories offer a view of England that is mercifully monochromatic, elsewhere snapshots of an England addicted to the spectacle of monarchy seem prescient. And it may well be that the reason time has failed to knock the edges off this most severe and forensic of bands is because, for the briefest time, the Pistols possessed the courage to say the things that decent people did not wish to hear.