Sex Pistols Bootlegs

As well as the official Sex Pistols albums and singles there is a large quantity of unofficial and bootleg releases. Even before the Pistols split there were more bootlegs than official recordings. Here is an incomplete list:

Sex Pistols - No Fun

No Fun

Released: 1977

Recorded: August 1977

Label: PFP

Released ahead of Virgin’s Never Mind The Bollocks this album is a mono recording of the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall gig on 4th June 1976.


SexPistols - Spunk

Spunk

Released: September or October 1977

Recorded: 13–30 July 1976, 10–12 October 1976, 17–28 January 1977

Length: 40:56

Label: Blank

Producer: Dave Goodman

Released ahead of Virgin’s Never Mind The Bollocks album this album of demos was widely believed to have the involvement of Malcom McLaren in its release.

Features the original line up and Glen Matlock’s original basslines to the songs which did not make it to the Never Mind The Bollocks versions.


No Future UK? - Sex Pistols

No Future UK?

Released: September or October 1977

Recorded: 13–30 July 1976, 10–12 October 1976, 17–28 January 1977

Length: 40:56

Label: Blank

Producer: Dave Goodman

Bootleg of a bootleg! Retitled copy of the Spunk compilation.

Features the original line up and Glen Matlock’s original basslines to the songs which did not make it to the Never Mind The Bollocks versions.


Anarchy In Sweden ’77

Released: 1978

Recorded: 15 July 1977 – Beach Disco, Diskotek Ostra Stranden, Halmstad, Sweden

Label: Gun

Live recording from the 1977 Scandinavian tour.

First US Show!

Released: 1978

Recorded: 5 January 1978, Atlanta Georgia

Live recording from the 1978 US tour.

Gun Control

Released: 1978

Recorded: 14 January 1978

Bootleg of a bootleg! Retitled copy of the Spunk compilation.

Last recording of the final show on the 1978 USA tour.

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