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Author: Jim Whittaker from USA
12 November 2005

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Sex Pistols Number 1 is a compilation of TV clips from 1976 and 1977 intended to present the group and the punk rock scene visually, apart from the music. The short film was shown at Sex Pistols concerts from April 3, 1977 (at Screen on the Green, London) through January 14, 1978 (the last show in San Francisco). The film is a powerful document of the group's effect on the media; interviews and live clips are inter-cut with television presenters treating punk rock as either a fad or a disgrace, including the infamous Bill Grundy incident on live TV. The film includes: Sid Vicious telephone interview on "Rodney on the ROQ," 2/13/77; "Nationwide" (BBC) 11/12/76- "Anarchy in the UK" and punk fans (Sue Catwoman, Siouxsie, etc.); "Derek Nimmo" (BBC) March 1977 in Seditionaries; Yorkshire TV 12/6/76 interview with Malcolm McLaren at Leeds; "London Weekend Show" (LWT) 11/28/76- Janet Street-Porter interview with group at Denmark Street flat; Caerphilly 12/14/76- religious protesters; Leeds Polytechnic Dean interview 12/6/76 before show; "Today" (Thames) 12/1/76- Concert clip of "No Fun" (filmed 11/15/76 at Notre Dame Hall) and live Bill Grundy interview with cursing; "So It Goes" (Granada) 9/4/76- "Anarchy in the UK" (introduced by Jordan); "God Save the Queen"- Studio song over newsreel footage of Queen Elizabeth II and Sex Pistols, with end credits. (Note- Sex Pistols Number 1 was released on VHS video in 1988 by Iceworld Video under the title Sex Pistols- Buried Alive.)

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