5th December Following on from NMTB, Universal Japan are set to release The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle LP in platinum SHM-CD format on 18th December. Comes in cardboard sleeve with obi replicating the original vinyl.
4th December John Lydon reveals record label woes led to butter adverts and 'I'm A Celebrity'.
Read more at www.nme.com/news/
3rd December Universal Japan have issued Never Mind The Bollocks in platinum SHM-CD format with cardboard replica sleeve & poster. The quality of these releases are supposed to be incredible - but can it get any better?!!
PiL: Gold Double CD compilation
Out this week
1. Four Enclosed Walls 2. Public Image 3. Home 4. Albatross 5. Tie Me to the Length of That 6. Flowers Of Romance 7. Hard Times 8. Warrior (12" extended mix) 9. USLS1 10. Bags 11. Chant 12. Cruel 13. Religion I 14. Religion II
15. The Order Of Death 16. Rise 17. Seattle 18 Death Disco (12”) 19. Acid Drops 20. Under The House 21. Disappointed 22. Covered 23. Happy 24. The Body 25. Memories 26. Don’t Ask Me 27. This Is Not A Love Song (12”) 28. Ease
The private view for 'Goldie: The Lost Tribes' at Mead
Carney Gallery in London on 13th November was attended by Glen Matlock, Paul Cook and Professional Ray McVeigh. Goldie is a British electronic music artist, DJ, visual artist and actor.
GSTQ / No Feeling A&M 12" on coloured vinyl in "new" picture sleeve. So far, on yellow, purple (122 copies of each, red (30 copies), and sky blue (89 copies). And no doubt loads more to follow.
The vinyl listed on 28th October has also appeared in further colours - added to original news item below.
12th November Glen Matlock has returned from NYC where he has played bass on the forthcomg Wendy James album.
John Lydon Interview in Daily Record.This has now been much quoted due to John talking about Mick Jagger coming to Sid Vicious' aid following his arrest for the muder of Nancy Spungen: "“The only good news is that I heard Mick Jagger got in there and brought lawyers into it on Sid’s behalf because I don’t think Malcolm lifted a finger. He just didn’t know what to do. For that, I have a good liking of Mick Jagger.
“There was activity behind the scenes from Mick Jagger so I applaud him. He never used it to advance himself publicity-wise.”
www.dailyrecord.co.uk/[thanks Martin Parry & others]
3rd November Manraze – featuring Paul Cook, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, his former Girl bandmate Simon Laffy - have released a trailer for upcoming EP I Surrender.
The three-track EP will be released on November 12 via iTunes and follows the launch of their second album PunkFunkRootsRock in 2011. Tracklist: I Surrender / All I Wanna Do / Connected.
29th October Film director Julien Temple, who documented the rise of the Sex Pistols, has been declared a music icon.
The awards ceremony took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's Southbank Centre last night and awards were given to British and international filmmakers and directors. Julien Temple received the Icon Award, which was given to him by Ray Davies of The Kinks, a band for who he directed a number of videos.
Temple has also worked on videos for Neil Young, Blur, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney and Scissor Sisters as well as directing music documentaries The Filth & The Fury, The Future Is Unwritten and Oil City Confidential.
Sex Pistols Took Over My House:"Mark Wilson was 14 when, in 1976, he first heard the Sex Pistols. He spent the best part of the next four decades collecting all the band memorabilia he could get his hands on. But then he made the hardest decision of his life - to sell it."www.bbc.co.uk/[thanks Carlos Lopez, Daniel Parker, Stu Craig]
Winterland soundcheck... again. White label 7" with wrap around sleeve - 10 copies.
Incidentally, Hello!!! Winterland & Winterland Goodbye!!! have been pressed in pink, clear, (both 250 copies) & black. Rumour of a picture disc as well.
Talking of picture discs... here we go again... more Greek vinyl: Live In Islington UK '76 pic disc 7" (pic is from '77!!! LOL). Only 30 copies if you are bothered. No More Silence In Atlanta 10" Box Set. 10 copies. ZZZzzzz.
Did you know, the latest edition of BBC1 TV Quiz Pointless had the Sex Pistols chart hits as the final question? Available in UK on iPlayer (start programme at 42 mins). [thanks David Jones]
Asked by Rolling Stone “how it feels to be hailed as an icon”, Lydon replied, “Fantastic. When you’re offered these things, you have to be sensible and see them as somewhat of a challenge. I’ve always got the thing in mind of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – that was something that I bitterly detested and rejected. This is slightly more serious, and it’s very interesting that it’s the British music industry saying, “Well done, John.” I think I’ve done a lot for this country, so it’s quite nice for that to be noted.”http://blurtonline.com
Winterland Soundcheck on bootleg! Already!
Some people don't mess about do they? A mere 4 weeks after appearing on the internet, the Winterland Soundcheck has appeared in full as a 7" 33 1/3 RPM record.
Side One: Belsen Was A Gas / Pretty Vacant
Side Two: Problems / No Feelings Winterland Goodbye!!!
Not to miss an opportunity, another 7" has surfaced simultaneously with three tracks (Bodies / Anarchy Tn The USA / No Fun) from the Winterland show itself... [thanks Jon Edwards]
Of course, no vinyl round-up would be complete witthout more crap from Greece.
New!! Live in Brixton 2007 Bodies / Anarchy In the UK. 7" transparent vinyl. Ltd to 50 copies.
13th October The Greek Rock 'N' Roll Swindle!! Yet more expensive 7" vinyl from Greece. Please stop! Live in Atlanta 05-01-78: EMI / Pretty Vacant. Clear vinyl. Ltd to 10 copies. Live at Budokan, Tokyo 16-11-96: Pretty Vacant / Anarchy In The UK Ltd to 50 copies.
Dead Drunk In Japan! Club Citta, Kanagawa, Kawasaki, Japan: No Feelings / Pretty Vacant. Ltd to 100 copies. Hammersmith, 02-09-08 London: No Feelings / God Save The Queen / Problems. Ltd to 50 copies. Vinyl Bootleg Guide Updated with the above releases.
Plus Substitute / New York / Holidays In The Sun One Sided 12" Picture Discs in Counterfeit Guide.
"Punk idols the Sex Pistols are more costly for vinyl buff devotees than Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones, according to new research. Experts at Record Collector magazine have calculated the cost of amassing a set of the rarest items for music fans." www.independent.ie/
Pubilic Image Limited - Virgin Records 40th Anniversary vinyl re-issues.
"Album" picture disc , 7' "This is Not a Love Song" and 12" of "Rise" and "Warrior." Releases start with Album on 180gram vinyl picture-disc on 21st October.
Very short notice on this one, so no time to edit!
I'm writing to inform you of a really interesting opportunity to get a piece of Sex Pistols history.
My brother and I are currently working on funding a webseries called EDIT using the platform Kickstarter.
One of the artists that we're working with, David King, has donated a piece of his to help us raise money - it's a beautiful picture that he took of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen.
Here's the story behind it: David:
I took the photograph in 1978 at the end of filming of an interview for a documentary on the punk scene. Within weeks, Nancy Spungen was dead – stabbed in the bathroom of a New York hotel, and Sid Vicious jailed for her murder. Weeks later he, too, would be dead from an overdose of heroin. The photograph first appeared in a Rolling Stone magazine news story about the murder dated 30th November 1978, and has been in the my personal collection – unseen and unpublished – ever since.'
Mixed media screen print on Somerset Satin 300g/m2 archival paper
56 x 76cm.
It's available to the first person who pledges £1,000 to our project. If you're interested in it, please do get in touch. I'd really appreciate it if you post it on your page. We've only got until Friday 4th Oct before the campaign ends, so please get the word out ASAP!
If you have any questions, please do get in touch. Here's the link to the website:
All the best,
26th September War Torn Streets - Fossey Tango ft Glen Matlock Glen sings for The Love a Child Foundation Orphanage
Terry Rawlings talks to Chris Spedding & discusses his work with the Sex Pistols. http://www.youtube.com/
John Lydon: 'I was snubbed for role in Crossroads' "Lydon, now 57, returns to Birmingham next month with his band PiL, Public Image Limited.
And he admits: “As a kid, I used to rush home from school and put Crossroads on.
“So, once I became famous, I tried to get a spot on it. I wanted to play David Hunter’s illegitimate son, which would have been one of the worst things ever.
“After Meg and Sandy Richardson – the first disabled character in a TV soap – having me in there as well would have been a right whack-attack.
“I put the feelers out to try to get into it. And, guess what, I got a negative response." www.birminghammail.co.uk/[thanks Bobe] The feature was picked up by The Times & run today.
"Happy birthday to the 40-year-old Virgin. As Virgin Records celebrates its 40th birthday, Sheryl Garratt says there was only one label that could handle the unruly Sex Pistols."www.telegraph.co.uk/
EXCLUSIVE! JIM DRAPER INTERVIEW
their best selling T-shirt is..... "You can't arrest me, I'm a rock star"
13th September Update: Short review by GSTSP stalwart Geant-Vert:
"Steve didn't play "Amazing Grace" as reported by journalists; although the first notes sound like a gospel song followed by a blues riff. He also plays an unknown rhythm shortly after. I like the "turn Sid down!!!" yelled by Rotten. Pretty Vacant is pretty wild and much better than the live version; strange when the band ask Sid to tune while Steve plays the song in a strange key. John is doing some pre-PIL vocalism. Amazing find!
Winterland soundcheck audio & photos - 14th January 1978.
Belsen, Vacant, Problems, No Feelings, & burst of Ramones! Soundcheck was recorded in the KSAN remote truck on a cassette that still plays 35 years later! 20 minutes long. By Jim Draper.
More limited vinyl turning up from Greece on auction sites:
Live at Brunel University 77 7": I Wanna Be Me / Seventeen. Live In The Studio 77 7" picture disc: Here We Go Again / Revolution In The Classroom (!!!! not the Pistols).
At last night's Manic Street Preachers 100 Club launch show for their new single & album, singer James Dean Bradfield said: "We played some Sex Pistols tracks at the soundcheck this afternoon; Bodies, Liar and God Save The Queen, and it is a fucking honour to stand on the same stage as Steve Jones".
7th September Glen Matlock out & about in London. Last night Glen attended the launch of The Clash Sound System boombox in Berwick St, and two nights before he was watching the Katmen (fest. Slim Jim Phantom) at the Borderline.
Vinyl Updates: Indecent Exposure Live at the 76 Club Burton, Sept 24 1976 is out again on vinyl with full colour cover: 50 silver, 150 red and 150 white & a rare test press.
Also recently on the market in ridiculously low
numbers have been:
One sided New York 12" picture disc.
One sided Holidays In The Sun 12" picture disc.
One sided Substitute 12" picture disc. All selling in the region of £180! How about something new?!!!!!
Mick Farren (singer with the Deviants) died on Saturday night after collapsing on stage at London's Borderline club.
Mick's 'The Titanic Sails at Dawn' June 1976 feature was one of the critical documents that formulated punk attitudes - especially with regards to 'rock royalty'. Read it in the Press Cuttings Archive.
27th July Glen Matlock took to the stage along with Clem Burke for an encore of Personality Crisis at Sylvain Sylvain's 100 Club show on Thursday (25th July).
Mark Wilson's Sex Pistols memorabilia collection (see News 9th July), has sold at auction for over £10,000. Video feature tyneandwear.sky.com/
The non-story concerning Morrissey's NME Sex Pistols letter 'emerging' has gathered a head of steam in the press. Yawn.
Saturday 27th July. Glen Matlock & The Philistines play The Railway Hotel, Southend.
For this special one off show the band will be featuring Blondie drummer Clem Burke on drums. Support from Andy Gallager. Tickets £15 each.
16th July A Vicious Love Story T-shirts. Produced by author Teddie Dahlin, featuring the book cover with photo of Sid on stage at the Trondheim concert. £15 pounds plus postage.
For further details contact Teddie. Email email@example.com