2. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols

I bought this on holiday in Blackpool the summer of ’79. For some reason i ended up getting the Canadian pressing with the pink sleeve. I spent the whole holiday wanting to go home so that i could play it. I’d already heard God Save the Queen and Pretty Vacant but nothing prepared me for the jackboots and Holidays in the Sun. The attitude, the vocals and THAT guitar sound. I now had a Buzzcocks album and a Pistols album and i thought i had the world entire.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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