Top 500: 41. Never Mind the Bullocks Here's the Sex Pistols
Dec 3, 2014 | By: Steve
It is hard to overstate the reach of this album and what it meant. Not just to music, but to the business. This album proved that you didn't need to have talent to sell records, tickets or even have a huge influence on the world. Sid Vicious was so inept at playing the bass, that they would either turn him way down in concert or shut off his amp all together. The very fact that this band exisisted should be an afront to everyone who values music and musicianship, but instead it is held up as one of the best albums of all time. In fact it made it into the top 50!
I have been listening to this album off and on since I was a teenager. I get it. On every level. I also like it. I really like it as a matter of fact. The album is so liberating, in that it basically tells everyone who cares about the little stuff too much to get over it. Nothing is that important. Let go of all of you PC nonesense and be who you want to be and speak your mind, however stupid you may sound at least you sound like you.
Johnny Rotten's snarlling delivery became the prototype for all of the punk that followed them. They didn't invent punk, but they certainly defined it. To this day, if a band wants to add a little bit of "I don't care" edge to their sound, they channel a little Johnny Rotten snarl. You can hear it everywhere. That's a lot of influence from a one album band. There are a few other albums out there, but they are all compilations and out takes. This is the only official release by the band.