Introduction1977 January 15: ‘Spitting into the Eye of the Hurricane’ (NME).
This double spread ‘post Anarchy / Grundy fall out’ NME feature is preceded by an Evening Standard joke about the Pistols breaking up - spookily, a year to the day later, news of the band’s dissolution became public for real. The article consists of a review of the second (7 January 1977) Amsterdam Paradisio gig, flanked by two sets of interviews with Glen, Paul and Steve ... and Malcolm McLaren. Despite being present, Johnny’s unusually quiet and doesn’t contribute. The Glen, Paul and Steve interview ranges over the alleged Heathrow Airport vomiting incident (4 January), spitting, safety pins and inevitably what went on in the Today studio and discussions with EMI. This would prove to be Glen's last gig with the band, although there is no evidence of this. Malcolm’s interview - conducted in the early hours of the next morning, principally concerns the band’s dissolving relationship with EMI. Dave Smitham