Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols (1977) 2CD Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered Expanded 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 764 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 265 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 213 Mb
Genre: Punk Rock | Label: Universal | # UICY 15182/3 | Time: 01:50:15
While mostly accurate, dismissing Never Mind the Bollocks as merely a series of loud, ragged midtempo rockers with a harsh, grating vocalist and not much melody would be a terrible error. Already anthemic songs are rendered positively transcendent by Johnny Rotten's rabid, foaming delivery. His bitterly sarcastic attacks on pretentious affectation and the very foundations of British society were all carried out in the most confrontational, impolite manner possible. Most imitators of the Pistols' angry nihilism missed the point: underneath the shock tactics and theatrical negativity were social critiques carefully designed for maximum impact. Never Mind the Bollocks perfectly articulated the frustration, rage, and dissatisfaction of the British working class with the establishment, a spirit quick to translate itself to strictly rock & roll terms. the Pistols paved the way for countless other bands to make similarly rebellious statements, but arguably none were as daring or effective.