Never Mind The Bollocks...  

docdirk 49M
5418 posts
6/4/2006 7:27 pm

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Never Mind The Bollocks...

A couple of weeks ago, I was perusing through my 8000 television channels at an unGodly hour of the night and stumbled upon a documentary/biopic called The Filth & the Fury on some Indie film network. It's a film recounting the rise and fall of the Sex Pistols. The film held my attention. It was saturated with incredible footage of the band playing in small, skanky underground clubs during the late 1970's. To call the footage rare is an understatement. I found myself not only enjoying the movie, the history and the social movement... but also the music.

I've never been a fan of the band. I did buy and greatly enjoy Steve Jones' 1989 album Fire & Gasoline, but I never listened to the Pistols. In fact; I've rarely if ever even considered them. But, shortly after seeing that movie, I ordered their one and only studio album: (with original lineup) Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols. I can't stop listening to it!

The album is 30 years old. I'm 37. While listening to it, I can completely put myself into the mind of an angry-for-the-sake-of-being-angry teenager. Social injustices both perceived and real, the bitter reality of everyday life, the frustration that accompanies living in a "modern society." The album is replete with pure, raw, energetic, grating, in-your-face emotion. Just look at the lyrics for God save the Queen

God save the queen
The fascist regime
They made you a moron
Potential H-bomb

God save the queen
She ain't no human being
There is no future
In England's dreaming


I remember feeling the same way about a decade ago when I first discovered The Ramones. I never gave much credence to the punk movement when I was busy rocking out to Iron Maiden and Tesla. Now, I can appreciate the simple angst for its rawness and purity.

Next up: New York Dolls???



Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...


SacredStarDance

6/4/2006 8:25 pm

dayum..saw them in the late 70's I think with Cheap Trick...

lots of music I love now that I would not of giving a second thought back yrs ago

under the stars
We choose to write
you choose what you comprehend.
read twice and be nice
every key stroke... has a heart beat


docdirk replies on 6/4/2006 9:27 pm:
How could you have seen them in the late 70's - you would have been about 3 years old, right???

I saw Cheap Trick in 1990. Robin Zander and Rick Nielson - forever cool!!!

mycin62 56F

6/5/2006 6:34 am

LOL, I was 14 when that came out, I remember them. Haven't listened to them in a LONG while. Hmmmmmmmm, maybe I'll do like MzHuny and download a few tunes


docdirk replies on 6/5/2006 5:15 pm:
Check out the movie sometime, if you can find it anywhere. BTW, YOU I can picture as a SP fan!!!

absolutelynormal 57F
6563 posts
6/5/2006 6:54 am

You and I have such divergent tastes in music. I'm angry enough as it is, I don't need any help getting angrier. I like soothing stuff, loving stuff. Maybe I'm just weird, mac


docdirk replies on 6/5/2006 5:15 pm:
You? Weird? Never!!!

Why so angry, Mac?

BadAssBlonde1 58F
4989 posts
6/5/2006 7:45 am

Never heard of them ... although gonna check it out. Have a lovely day ...warm smile

Lady Hunter


After all the sex is gone, there is the mind - Lady Hunter / BAB

Copyright © House of Lady Hunter 1998-2009


docdirk replies on 6/5/2006 5:16 pm:
Never heard of them? You must be too young to remember!

Thanks for the warm smiles!

pragmaticCTcpl 63M/51F

6/5/2006 2:23 pm

There is a little Sid and Nancy in all of us.


docdirk replies on 6/5/2006 5:18 pm:
Pretty frightening concept, eh?

absolutelynormal 57F
6563 posts
6/5/2006 7:24 pm

Just like you Doc, I got plenty to be angry about.


SexyRycheBabe 46F
820 posts
6/5/2006 8:51 pm

I wonder if the movie I saw a vvveeerrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy long time ago is this same movie you mention. I don't remember much about it, except that it was about them and their rise and plummet. Wasn't he like horribly mean to her but she took it and stayed with him anyway? I remember lots of drugs and sex and raunch. And didn't somebody die?! (Or am I thinking of something else entirely?! Its possible, I suppose.)

I've never liked punk and now I think I'm too old to start.


docdirk replies on 6/5/2006 9:04 pm:
I think you're thinking of the Sid & Nancy movie. I'm not sure of its title. Sid Viscious was the replacement bass player. (who couldn't play) He became involved with Nancy, who was a strung out heroine addict. He was a mess as well. She was murdered, he was charged, and died not long after of an OD. I'm not certain if he was ever convicted.

The movie I saw was a documentary from 2000 or 2001 called The Filth and the Fury. Great old footage, interviews, behind the scenes. Stuff that I'd never imagined existed. It was pretty compelling.

You're never too old!!! Hell, if you are, WTF am I???

MaggiesWishes 61F

6/6/2006 10:38 am

I like that you bring something to the table of interest. Music is a must have in my banquet! I actuall rumage through the old stuff online and download various artist. I like the Sex Pistols, kinda raw when I'm needing to regenerate.

warm huggies 2ya, sweetcheeks!


docdirk replies on 6/6/2006 5:20 pm:
You're needing? I must not be doing my job!!!

jadedbabe78 107F

6/6/2006 4:42 pm

Guys and Dolls?


docdirk replies on 6/6/2006 5:21 pm:
Uggg... no, no, no!

MaggiesWishes 61F

6/6/2006 7:04 pm

Hummm.... can I interest you in "swing shift" ?

mauu'ah sweetie {=}


docdirk replies on 6/7/2006 5:08 pm:
The question is: Is there anything you couldn't interest me in???

SexyRycheBabe 46F
820 posts
6/6/2006 10:18 pm

I don't know, Doc, I remember being absolutely blown away by the stuff and not quite beliving it to be true. I don't think that the movie included him being charged for her murder, though. Like I said, I saw it an eternity ago. It was rough and sad that people live their lives like that.


docdirk replies on 6/7/2006 5:08 pm:
Yeah, they were both pretty fucked up. The good thing is, they never made it to the point of reproducing!

SexyRycheBabe 46F
820 posts
6/7/2006 9:52 pm

Amen, Docy. As Madea would say:

Hallalu-yer!!!!


WildWon1982 35M

6/8/2006 9:38 pm

I love the fact that "God Save the Queen" is still banned by the BBC. UK doesn't have freedom of speech like us. It is a crime to play that song on the radio over there. I love it.

"Anarchy in the UK" is still an anthem for skate punks to this day.


docdirk replies on 6/9/2006 7:30 pm:
I wasn't aware that it was still banned. How f'n stupid!!! I'm more acquainted with Motley Crue's version of Anarchy... until now that is. I'm really diggin this disc, especially Holidays in the Sun. 30 years old but holds up amazingly well.

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