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A documentary about the punk band The Sex Pistols. The film tries to lighten some of the backgrounds of their way through the punk era while telling the story of the band from zero back to zero. Features lots of interviews and comments of folks who were involved. Written by
Written by Jonathan Richman (as Richman)
Performed by The Sex Pistols
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. for North America
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. for the rest of the World See more »
This is by far one of the very best rock-documentaries I've ever seen. It uncovers the eventful story of The Sex Pistols. The notorious band was active merely about 2 years of time and they recorded only one album, famous classic "Never mind the bollocks, here's The Sex Pistols". In a highly small period of time they shake the social system and left their footprints in a rock history.
I'm not sure if this is a matter of opinion but obviously no-one can seriously claim that The Sex Pistols was musically an extremely skillful band full of talented blokes because it simply wasn't like that. The Sex Pistols is much more interesting as a phenomenon. Sid Vicious was a terrible bassist, (it's also said in "The Filth and the fury") Johnny Rotten was a rotten singer who was mostly brawling on the stage and their music was simple, harsh and noisy.
Music is irrelevant because they never tried to sound nice, it's the lyrics and the attitude that counts. After this documentary at the latest you'll find out how obvious it is that without The Sex Pistols there would have never been the whole culture known as "punk". This is a chance to see their story as told by the band themselves. If you don't like 'em, you can still find "The Filth and the fury" interesting. It isn't only a documentary about the band, it's a close look at England in the late 70's.
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