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This is a collection of all the Pistols' singles from 1976 to 1979, so besides the tracks from "The Swindle" (and "Never Mind..."), there is a great deal of famous tracks omitted from "Never Mind...": "No Fun", "I Wanna Be Me", "Did You No Wrong", "Steppin' Stone" and "Anarchy In The UK" - in its raw original version. You wouuld be enough satisfied.
[This collection originally was released in 1979 in the U.K.]
Sid Vicious sings as well as Steve Jones and temporary Pistol Eddie "Tenpole" Tudor are on some of these tracks.
A good collection of singles that augment the Sex Pistols first album very nicely.
The four singles with Lydon as lead vocaist are Anarchy in the U.K. (#38), God Save the Queen (#2), Pretty Vacant (#6) and Holidays in the Sun (#8), with the flip sides I Wanna Be Me, Did You No Wrong and No Fun. Pretty Vacant (#93) had minimal success on the U.S. single's chart.
The post-Lydon singles are built around the movie soundtrack, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, as the band carried on as a trio - Paul Cook, Steve Jones and Sid Vicious - with some lead vocals by criminal fugitive Ronnie Biggs. The fan interest remained solid, with the "Double A-side" of No One is Innocent/My Way (#6) the most intriguing, as Biggs and Vicious - respectively - handle the lead vocals, the latter becoming an instant classic in punk rock.
The other singles are Something Else (#3), Silly Thing (#6), C'mon Everybody (#3), The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (#21) and (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone (#21); Lydon appearing through a 1976 demo, with a later re-recording of the instrumental track.
This is a solid collection which truly chronicles the band where it made the most impact...on the U.K. single's chart, which showed that there was much more on stage than the hype machine created by Malcolm McLaren.
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The Sex Pistols, like punk rock, are an acquired taste. Some good songs on this, some dreck and a few gems.Published 4 months ago by Martin Gallo
I bought this cd at the same time i bought the original album. i bought it knowing it was a compilation cd. buy the only true album from the sex pistols. but the cover is great!Published on January 8, 2013 by James B.
I originally bought the virgin release on vinyl back in the 80's. This album has some very rare cuts, and all of the best of the Sex Pistols. Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by C. Diaz
Look at track list, it's combination of Never Mind The Bollocks and Great Rock And Roll Swindle. Get those. Read morePublished on March 5, 2011 by Erik Steffl
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I like the Pistols, and the bands you named are indeed teeny bopper crap. I think most people over the age of 20 or so know the difference.
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