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Sex Pistols - Live ’76 album review

Album Review

The Pistols' historic bootlegs are now official...

Perhaps the most significant details that leap out at you when looking back on the game-changing phenomenon they called Sex Pistols is the speed with which it happened and the head-spinning brevity of the punk-defining band’s existence. The first of the four shows captured here, in basic buyer-beware audio vérité, occurred less than a year after Johnny Rotten née Lydon joined the band. The last (three months on) was recorded 66 days before they swore themselves into infamy on Thames TV’s Today show. Thirteen months later, they’d split.


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