Are you ready for the Sex Pistols credit card?
Does it feel right or wrong to flash the plastic covered in Sex Pistols logos? what would Sid say (joking…)
It’s been a long time since turning rebellion into money meant anything to anyone and we get the feeling that people not happy about this will be far outnumbered by the people who think it’s faintly amusing. But even after nearly four decades since punk it still feels faintly odd but all the arguments over ‘selling out’ have long been had. We are all trapped by the ugly tentacles of big business.
Launched by Virgin money, the bank backed by Sir Richard Branson, the cards are, they claim, “time for consumers to put a little bit of rebellion in their pocket”. Michele Greene, the bank’s director of cards, said: “In launching these cards, we wanted to celebrate Virgin’s heritage and difference. The Sex Pistols challenged convention and the established ways of thinking – just as we are doing today in our quest to shake up UK banking.”
So Virgin are still playing the anti establishment card whilst being very much part of the establishment. very clever.
Still doesn’t alter the fact that for a brief year the Sex Pistols were one of the greatest rock n roll bands ever.