Filthy Lucre Live

Filthy Lucre Live is a live album by the reformed Sex Pistols recorded at London’s Finsbury Park on 23 June, 1996 during the band’s Filthy Lucre Tour.
Publication date July, 1996


1 Bodies
2 Seventeen
3 New York
4 No Feelings
5 Did You No Wrong
6 God Save the Queen
7 Liar
8 Satellite
9 Steppin’ Stone
10 Holidays in the Sun
11 Submission
12 Pretty Vacant
13 EMI
14 Anarchy in the U.K.
15 Problems

The album reached #26 in the UK charts, and the track “Pretty Vacant” was released as a single, charting at #18.


The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle

The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle
Publication date February, 1979


1 Bernard Brook Partridge 0:42
2 God Save The Queen (Symphony)
3 Johnny B. Goode
4 Roadrunner
5 Black Arabs
6 Substitute
7 Don’t Gimme No Lip
8 Steppin Stone
9 Louis Brennon
10 Belsen Was A Gas
11 Belsen Vos A Gaza
12 My Way (VICIOUS)
13 I Wanna Be Me
14 Something Else
15 Rock Around The Clock
16 Lonely Boy (JONES)
17 No One Is Innocent
18 C’mon Everybody (VICIOUS)
19 EMI (Symphony)
20 The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle
21 Friggin’ In The Riggin’
22 You Need Hands
23 Who Killed Bambi
24 Anarchy in the UK
25 Pretty Vacant (Symphony)
26 Did You No Wrong
27 No Fun
28 Satellite
29 Watcha Gonna Do About It?
30 Silly Thing (COOK)

The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle is the soundtrack album of the film of the same name.
Johnny Rotten had left the band and refused to participate in the project, so the “proper” Sex Pistols tracks were done by taking Lydon’s vocals from the October 1976 demo session recordings and re-recording their instrumental tracks (done by Paul Cook and Steve Jones).

The double album features tracks that omit Rotten entirely, most of them written and recorded after he had left the band. These include Sid Vicious singing cover songs, two new original songs (“Silly Thing”, sung by Cook and “Lonely Boy”, sung by Jones), tracks Cook and Jones recorded with Ronnie Biggs, the title track and “Who Killed Bambi?” sung by Edward Tudor-Pole, and numerous novelty tracks including French street musicians playing “Anarchy in the UK” and a medley of several Sex Pistols songs covered by a disco band.




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The Sex Pistols Release ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’
The only studio album by English punk rock band the Sex Pistols, released on 28 October, 1977 by Virgin Records, after having been fired from two record labels.

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Because of the strength of the singles that had been released and partially because of the press hype that surrounded the band, the public was eager to hear the finished album and there were advance orders for 125,000 copies, which contributed to its No. 1 debut on the English rock charts on the 12th of November, 1977.
In the U.S., where the promotion was not as great, Never Mind the Bollocks only reached No. 106.

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On November 17, the album went Gold in the UK and on January 15, 1988, it was certified Platinum in the UK.
It took a little longer for “Never Mind the Bollocks” to reach such heights in the States. On December 2, 1987 it was certified Gold and on March 26, 1992, it went Platinum in the US.

A similar bootleg album of different sessions came out a few weeks prior to the Bollocks album called “SPUNK”.

“SPUNK” the demo album

Spunk is a bootleg demo album by the English punk rock band The Sex Pistols. It was originally released in the United Kingdom during September or October 1977.

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1: Seventeen
2: Satellite
3: Feelings (No Feelings)
4: Just Me (I Wanna Be Me)
5: Submission
6: Nookie (Anarchy in the UK)
7: No Future (God Save the Queen)
8: Problems
9: Lots of Fun (Pretty Vacant)
10: Liar
11: Who was it (EMI)
12: New York (Looking For a Kiss)

13 Anarchy in the UK (July 1976 demo)
14: Pretty Vacant (July 1976 demo)
15: No Fun (Oct 1976)

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The album comprises studio demos and talking recorded with Dave Goodman during 1976 and early 1977, while original bass player Glen Matlock was still a member of the band. Most of the songs would later be re-recorded and officially released.
Some journalists in the British music press, immediately suspected that the band’s manager, Malcolm McLaren, was responsible for the original Spunk bootleg.

The evidence for McLaren’s involvement is speculative, although his company, Glitterbest, retained rights to the demo recordings as well as the master tapes – and the demos appearing on Spunk were presented in excellent quality.
Also, the original album’s “LYN-” matrix number prefix, the record had clearly been pressed in the UK by Lyntone, a legitimate independent pressing plant that would presumably not handle anything that appeared to be a bootleg, and would certainly allow the bootlegger in question to be traced if enquiries had ever been made by the genuine copyright owner.
McLaren always publicly denied responsibility for Spunk, but said that he preferred it to Never Mind the Bollocks.