Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols

Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols was scheduled for official release date in the U.K. on 4th November, 1977. However copies were released prior to this in mid to late October 1977, by Virgin Records. Initially, only available as an 11 track album, & omitting the track ‘Submission’.

Never mind The Bollocks
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Album Facts

Release Date: 1977

Duration: 38:44

Label: Virgin

Original

Catalogue Number: V2086

UK Chart Peak: 1

Producer(s): Chris Thomas, Bill Price

Recording Dates: October 1976; March – June 1977; August 1977

Recording Studio: Wessex Sound Studios, London, England

Country: UK

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Track Listing

Tracklist

Holidays In The Sun3:19
Liar3:15
No Feelings3:20
God Save The Queen3:39
Problems3:35
Seventeen2:48
Anarchy In The U.K.3:32
Bodies3:02
Pretty Vacant2:58
New York3:10
E.M.I.3:20
Credits

Performers:

  • Johnny Rotten – lead vocals
  • Steve Jones – guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Cook – drums
  • Glen Matlock – bass guitar on “Anarchy in the UK”
  • Sid Vicious – bass guitar on “Bodies” and “God Save the Queen”

  • Chris Thomas – production
  • Bill Price – engineering, co-production
  • Jon Walls – AIR Studios second engineer

Album Info

The release of Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols was eagerly awaited in the United Kingdom. With advance orders of 125,000 copies, Never Mind the Bollocks debuted at number one on the UK Album Charts the week after its release. A ban of the album enacted by major retailers resulted in the record selling well through record stores as well as Virgin’s own record stores.

In 1996, Virgin reissued Never Mind the Bollocks as a double CD with the original ‘Spunk’ bootleg album as Spunk/This Is Crap.

On 29 October 2007, Virgin released a special 30th-anniversary edition of the album in 180-gram vinyl LP format. The set included a 7-inch insert of “Submission” and poster, as originally released on 28 October 1977. Virgin also reissued the group’s four singles, “Anarchy in the U.K.”, “God Save the Queen”, “Pretty Vacant” and “Holidays in the Sun”, on 7-inch vinyl, before the album reissue.

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