If you don’t know the story of Sex Pistols you might not remember Glen Matlock (http://glenmatlock.grapewire.net) , the first (and only) bass player of the british punk rock band.
Not only he was one of the founding members of the band, but he was also very active lyrically speaking contributing to the verses of Anarchy and God Save the Queen.
His book “I was a teenage Sex Pistols” (rocket88books.com), is a great insight in the early steps of the band, its members and is presenting the story of punk from a different lens.
The london based store SEX (where Glen worked as a clerk) owned by Vivienne Westwood and Malcom McClaren, Johnny Rotten, The Clash, Sid Vicious are few of the people you are going to meet during this trip that started in the late seventies and ended in 2006, when the band (it seems) broke up definitively .
Glen left the band in 1977 due to incomprehensions with the singer Johnny and reunited the band in 1996, 17 years after the death of Sid Vicious that toke his place as a bass player.
In fact, despite the undoubted scenic presence of Sid that helped the band to become even more known to the general audience, there is no Sex Pistols without Matlock, lyrically, musically and historically.
Were the Sex Pistols able to play the instruments? Yes! (really??) They were using “lifted” 🙂 gears? (ahahha) Yes!!! Were they against the system? Maybe…. or maybe was just what the people was expecting from them and they played along….
As for their 2006 Rock n Roll hall of fame induction………. do you want to know what happened? Look at the video below…..DO IT YOURSELF!