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DISCOGRAPHY
Official U.K. Sex Pistols Discography

SINGLES

26th November 1976

EMI 2566. "Anarchy In The U.K."/ "I Wanna Be Me"

Notes. The single was available in both standard EMI sleeve and plain black sleeve to disguise the contents.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Chart position  no.38.

March 1977

A&M  AMS 7284  "God Save The Queen" / "No Feeling"

To view the sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Notes. Withdrawn prior to release when group dismissed by A&M.

27th May 1977

Virgin VS 181. "God Save The Queen" / "Did You No Wrong"  

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Chart position  no. 2.

1st July 1977

Virgin VS 184.  "Pretty Vacant" / "No Fun"

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Chart position  no.6.  

 

14th October 1977

Virgin VS191.  "Holidays In The Sun" / "Satellite"    

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Chart position  no.8.

30th June 1978

Virgin VS 220.   "No One Is Innocent (A Punk Prayer By Ronald Biggs)" / "My Way"

Notes. 7" single.

To view the front and back sleeve plus both labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Virgin VS 220 12 A. "The Biggest Blow (A Punk Prayer By Ronald Biggs)" / "My Way"

Notes. 12 " single.

To view the front and back sleeve plus both labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Virgin VS 220 12 A 3. "The Biggest Blow (A Punk Prayer By Ronald Biggs)" / "Interview" (not listed on label) // "My Way"

Notes. 12 " single.

Additional notes. Double A-side. Vocals on "No One Is Innocent" by Ronnie Biggs. "The Biggest Blow" is the title given to "No One Is Innocent" on the 12" issue. A limited no. of 12" were pressed with an addional Biggs/Cook/Jones interview. "My Way", vocals by Sid Vicious.


Chart position No. 7.


No one Is Innocent 7"

The Biggest Blow 12"

23rd February 1979

Virgin VS 240.   "Something Else" / "Friggin' In The Riggin'"  

Notes.  "Something Else", vocals by Sid Vicious.
"Friggin' In The Riggin' ", vocals by Steve Jones

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Chart position no.3.

30th March 1979

Virgin VS 256.  "Silly Thing" / "Who Killed Bambi"    

Notes. Double A-side. "Silly Thing", vocals by Steve Jones.
"Who Killed Bambi", vocals by Tenpole Tudor.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.

Chart position no. 6.

1st July 1979

Virgin VS 272. "C'mon Everybody" / "The God Save The Queen Symphony" / "Watcha Gonna  Do About It"

Notes. "C'mon Everybody", vocals by Sid Vicious.
"Watcha Gonna Do About It", vocals by Johnny Rotten. "The God Save The Queen Symphony" is the intrumental version, without the Malcolm McLaren vocal.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.

Chart position  no. 3.

12th September 1979

Virgin VS 290. "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" / "Rock Around The Clock"  

Notes .Double A-side. "...Swindle", vocals Tenpole Tudor, Jones,  Cook,
& "kids auditioning". "Rock Around The Clock", vocals by Tenpole Tudor. Some pressings included American Express lawyers telephone conversation, whose credit card design was "used" on the sleeve. These can be identifed by a yellow rear label rather than the original purple/red colour.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.

Chart position  no. 21.

6th June 1980

Virgin VS 339. "(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone" / "Pistols Propaganda"

Notes. "Stepping Stone", vocals by Johnny Rotten. "Pistols Propoganda" is the trailer for the "Swindle" movie, voice-over by the late BBC commentator John Snagge.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Chart position  no. 21.

12th December 1980

Virgin  SEX 1.  PISTOLS PACK.

Six singles comprising back to back A sides, packaged in a plastic wallet. Couplings as follows:
Virgin Sex 1.1 "God Save The Queen" / "Pretty Vacant"
Virgin Sex 1.2 "Holidays In The Sun" / "My Way"
Virgin Sex 1.3 "Something Else" / "Silly Thing"
Virgin Sex 1.4 "C'mon Everybody" / "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle"
Virgin Sex 1.5
"(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone" / "Anarchy In The U.K."
Virgin Sex 1.6
"Black Leather" / "Here We Go Again"

Notes. Limited edition of 40,000. Black Leather and Here We Go Again had previously been unreleased in the U.K.

To view all the front and back sleeves plus A & B side labels, visit the special Pistols Pack section.


Black Leather (Sex 1.6)

Here We Go Again (Sex 1.6)

September 1981

Virgin VS  443. "Who Killed Bambi" / "Rock Around The Clock"

Notes. Credited to "Tenpole Tudor with the Sex Pistols". Released to cash in on Tenpole Tudor's own chart success on Stiff Records. This version of Who Killed Bambi is different to the version that appeared on the original pressings of Silly Thing, however it did appear on later pressings of the single from 1980s.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.

6th May 1983

Virgin VS609. "Anarchy In The U.K". / "No Fun"

Notes. 7" single.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Virgin VS 609-12. "Anarchy In The U.K." // "No Fun" / "E.M.I."

Notes. 12 " single.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Additional notes. Re-released to coincide with the 1983 General Election. The front of the sleeves of both 7" and 12" were totally black to reflect the original EMI release. The song titles etc were on the back of the sleeve.


7" sleeve

12" sleeve

27th July 1988

Virgin CDT 3. "Anarchy In The U.K. / "No Fun" / "E.M.I."  

Notes. 3" CD format.

Cover same as 12" single Virgin VS 609-12

5th December 1988

Virgin CDT 37. " God Save The Queen" / "Did You No Wrong" / "Don't Give Me No Lip Child" 

Notes. 3" CD format.

Cover same as 7" single Virgin VS 181

21st September 1992

Virgin  VS 1431     " Anarchy In The U.K." / " I Wanna Be Me"

Notes. 7" single.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Virgin  VSC 1431     " Anarchy In The U.K." / " I Wanna Be Me"

Notes. Cassette single.


Virgin  VSCDT 1431  " Anarchy In The U.K." / " I Wanna Be Me" / "Anarchy In The U.K. (Demo Version)"

Notes. Standard CD single.


28th September 1992

Virgin  VSCDX 1431  " Anarchy In The U.K." / " I Wanna Be Me" / "Anarchy In The U.K. (Demo Version)"  

Notes: Poster CD single


Additional notes. Released to coincide with the "Kiss This" compilation.


Chart position no. 33.


Poster CD single sleeve
Note: All formats carried the same cover design.

23rd November 1992

Virgin  VS 1448  "Pretty Vacant" / "No Feelings (Demo Version)"

Notes. 7" single.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Virgin  VST 1448   "Pretty Vacant" / "No Feelings (Demo Version)" // "Satellite (Demo Version)" / "Submission (Demo Version # 1)"

Notes. 12" single.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Virgin  VSCDG 1448  "Pretty Vacant" / "No Feelings (Demo Version)" / "E.M.I. Unlimited Edition (Demo Version)" / "Satellite (Demo Version)"

Notes: CD single part 1.


30th November 1992

Virgin  VSCDT 1448  "Pretty Vacant" / "Seventeen (Demo Version)" / "Submission (Demo Version # 2)"  / "Watcha Gonna Do About It"

Notes: CD single part 2.


Chart position no. 56.


7" sleeve

12" sleeve

CD single part 1

CD single part 2

Virgin Records celebrated the 1996 "Filthy Lucre Tour" by releasing:

15th July 1996

Virgin VUS 113.  "Pretty Vacant Live"/ "Buddies"

Notes. Silver vinyl 7". Recorded Finsbury Park 23/6/96.

To view the sleeve, silver vinyl, plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Virgin VUSCD 113.  "Pretty Vacant Live" / "Buddies" / "No Fun" / "Problems (demo)"

Notes. CD single. Tracks 1-3 recorded Finsbury Park 23/6/96. "Buddies" is "Bodies", mixed from "within the audience" i.e. a crowd "sing-a-long" perspective. "Problems" is a Chris Spedding produced demo.


Virgin. VUSCDJ 113 "Pretty Vacant Live"

Notes. One track CD promo single in card sleeve with different cover design to standard CD.


Virgin DPRO-115500.  "Pretty Vacant Live"

Notes. One track CD promo single in jewel case. No cover/insert.


Chart position  no. 18.


7" sleeve

CD single

CD promo single in card sleeve

Back of CD promo in jewel case

July 1996

Virgin SEXDJ96 "Anarchy In The U.K." / "God Save The Queen" / "Bodies" / "Pretty Vacant" / "Holidays In The Sun"


Notes. 5 track CD promo released in summer 1996, coinciding with the Filthy Lucre reunion.

27th May 2002 (25 years to the day since God Save The Queen was originally released).

Virgin VS 1832. "God Save The Queen" / "God Save The Queen (Neil Barnes & the Sex Pistols - 7" extended mix)"

Notes.  7" single.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Virgin VST 1832. "God Save The Queen" / "God Save The Queen (Neil Barnes & the Sex Pistols - 7" extended mix)" // "God Save The Queen (Neil Barnes & the Sex Pistols - dance mix)"

Notes. 12" single.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Virgin VSTDJ 1832. "Original" / "Neil Barnes & the Sex Pistols 7" extended mix" // "Neil Barnes & the Sex Pistols dance mix"

Notes. 12" promo single in custom stickered sleeve, with generic title God Save The Queen.

To view the front and back sleeve plus A & B side labels, visit the Vinyl Singles Worldwide section.


Virgin VSCDT 1832. "God Save The Queen" / "God Save The Queen (Neil Barnes & the Sex Pistols - dance mix)" / "God Save The Queen (Neil Barnes & the Sex Pistols - 7" extended mix)"

Notes. CD single.


Virgin VSCDTDJ 1832. "God Save The Queen" / "God Save The Queen (Neil Barnes & the Sex Pistols - dance mix)" / "God Save The Queen (Neil Barnes & the Sex Pistols - 7" extended mix)"

Notes. CD promo single.


EMI. "God Save The Queen. Neil Barnes & the Sex Pistols 7" mix"
Notes. The Pistols back on EMI. No catalogue number on disc or sleeve. The rarest of all 2002 GSTQ related pressings. One track CD promo single, on EMI.


Chart Position no. 15.


7" sleeve
12" and CD carried same design

12" promo custom stickered sleeve

CD promo 3 track single

EMI 1 track CD promo

1st October 2007

EMI 2566. "Anarchy In The U.K." / "I Wanna Be Me"

Notes. Part of Virgin's 2007 vinyl re-release series to tie in with the 30th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks. Original sleeve and labels reproduced.


Chart position  no.70.

To view front and back sleeve plus
A & B side labels, visit the
Vinyl Series 2007 - Singles
section
8th October 2007

Virgin VS 181. "God Save The Queen" / "Did You No Wrong"  

Notes. Part of Virgin's 2007 vinyl re-release series to tie in with the 30th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks. Original sleeve and labels reproduced.


Chart position  no. 42.

To view front and back sleeve plus
A & B side labels, visit the
Vinyl Series 2007 - Singles
section
15th October 2007

Virgin VS 184.  "Pretty Vacant" / "No Fun"

Notes. Part of Virgin's 2007 vinyl re-release series to tie in with the 30th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks. Original sleeve and labels reproduced.


Chart position  no.65.

To view front and back sleeve plus
A & B side labels, visit the
Vinyl Series 2007 - Singles
section

22nd October 2007

Virgin VS191.  "Holidays In The Sun" / "Satellite"

Notes. Part of Virgin's 2007 vinyl re-release series to tie in with the 30th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks. Original sleeve and labels reproduced.


Chart position  no.74

To view front and back sleeve plus
A & B side labels, visit the
Vinyl Series 2007 - Singles
section

15th October 2007

"Anarchy In The U.K."

Notes. New 2007 recording made for use in the video game Guitar Hero 3. Released via download only. No physical release.

15th October 2007

"Pretty Vacant"

Notes. New 2007 recording made for use in the video game Guitar Hero 3. Released via download only. No physical release.


21st April 2012

Universal Music UMC SexPiss1976(1)  "Anarchy In The U.K."/ "I Wanna Be Me"

Notes. Picture disc pressing limited to 3,500 copies. Released on Record Store Day. Further details & images here...

Universal Music UMC SexPiss1976(1) "Anarchy In The U.K."/ "I Wanna Be Me"

28th May 2012

Universal Music UMC SexPiss1977(2). "God Save The Queen" / "Did You No Wrong"

Notes. Picture disc pressing limited to 3,500 copies. Further details & images here...


Chart position no. 80 and UK Independent singles chart no. 18.

Universal Music UMC SexPiss1977(2). "God Save The Queen" / "Did You No Wrong"

2nd July 2012

Universal Music UMC SexPiss1977(3).  "Pretty Vacant" / "No Fun"

Notes. Picture disc pressing limited to 3,500 copies. Further details & images here...

Universal Music UMC SexPiss1977(3). "Pretty Vacant" / "No Fun"

 Official U.K. Albums Discography

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