Icons of the 70s Part 2 - Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols were one of the most controversial bands in music history. The band's lineup consisted of Johnny Rotten (vocals), Steve Jones (guitar), Glen Matlock (bass) and Paul Cook (drums). Originally formed in 1972 under a different name, this was a band who were making a scene before they had even released an album. Glen Matlock was replaced in 1977 with Sid Vicious.
With the shortest career of any punk band, Sex Pistols released only one studio album; the definitive record Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. It had iconic album artwork which is easily recognisable to this day. Their remaining released included seven live albums, compilations and one movie soundtrack.
The poster boys for the punk movement encouraged others to be painfully honest (as they were in their own music). The band also managed to convince people that together they were part of something special by listening to their music.
Sex Pistols wrote songs which took a stand against British Monarchy and capitalism. Everything they did was raw and honest, even if it triggered physical attacks on the band members. They continued to create their legacy. In 1978 the band decided to call it a day. However in 1996 they got back together for a six month reunion tour, in 2002 they did a two show reunion and a three week North American tour was embarked on in 2003. In 2006, Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame although they did not show up; a handwritten note was sent in explaining why.
On a final note "They came from nowhere and managed to conquer the world."
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