Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Many critics and listeners (me) agree that Bollocks…Sex Pistols is the best rock and roll album ever made. When “promising” American kids were out thrill killing, these throw-away British dole kids created enduring art. They accepted society’s low esteem and returned it, their basic message, “Yeah fuck you, too!”

How appealing in a pop culture of coked-up lock-step disco clones! And the music was so exuberant and visceral. They were having more fun than anyone, including themselves could ever have expected. The involvement was as complete as black gospel.

So I was overjoyed to see that the Sex Pistols said, “SCREW YOU,” to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. No one’s perfect, the Sex Pistols probably included, but this rejection of the music industry’s highest honor is a supreme act of artistic integrity. Read their letter HERE, and click through for bios etc.

Who says all news is bad?

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1 comment:

sfmike said...

Hate to be such a joiner, but I loved the Sex Pistols' fuck you to the Museum as much as you and I don't even like their music.