Band: Sex Pistols
Album: The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle
Release Date: July 1979
Music Genre: Punk Rock Pop Stage & Screen Soundtrack Parody Rock & Roll
Release Country: Germany
Record Type: 23 Tracks Vinyl Album LP
The most famous (and infamous) band of the late 70s punk scene. Their rebellious image combined with a commercial sound (partly thanks to producer Chris Thomas) created some of the most memorable moments of the 70s - both musical and otherwise. Line-up: Johnny Rotten (John Lydon, b. January 31, 1956 - vocals), Steve Jones (b. September 3, 1955 - guitar), Sid Vicious (John Ritchie aka John Beverley, b. May 10, 1957 - bass, kind of; replaced original bassist Glen Matlock) and Paul Cook (b. July 20, 1956 - drums). They effectively split up after their 1978 US tour, although Jones and Cook continued to record under the name for another year or so.
The original line-up reformed in 1996 for a series of concert tours, and has played live shows off and on since then, and released live recordings.
|A1||God Save The Queen Symphony||4:00|
|A2||Jimmy B. Goode / Roadrunner||6:20|
|A4||Anarchy In The U. K.||4:00|
|B2||Don't Give Me No Lip Child||3:30|
|B3||(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone||3:05|
|B4||L'Anarchie Pour Le U. K.||3:25|
|B5||Belsen Was A Gas - Live At San Francisco||2:10|
|B6||Belsen Vos A Gassa||2:10|
|C3||I Wanna Be Me||3:03|
|C5||Rock Around The Clock||2:00|
|C7||No One Is Innocent||3:00|
|D2||E. M. I. (Orch.)||3:45|
|D3||The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle||4:30|
|D4||Friggin' In The Riggin'||3:40|
|D5||You Need Hands||2:50|
|D6||Who Killed Bambi||3:00|
First German pressing identified by slightly paler Red/Green Virgin labels and the inclusion of the 'two Virgins' symbols appearing towards the bottom centre of the labels (see images).
℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd.
Side A, C, D: A Matrixbest Production.
Printed in Western Germany by Mohndruck Reinhard Mohn GmbH, Gütersloh.
Cat# on sleeve: 300 279-406
Cat# on 1st record: 300 277
Cat# on 2nd record: 300 278
Note: There was a mastering error with this version and the song, "No One Is Innocent" gradually speeds up throughout the duration of the song until it eventually starts to sound like The Chipmunks are singing the song.