The Sex Pistols (Pt. 1): Anarchy, Thievery, and the Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll

DISGRACELAND

Aug 23 2022 • 36 mins

Punk rock’s greatest debut record was penned by a singer who saw traditional rock ‘n roll as a disease that needed to be eradicated and a sex-addicted guitarist who stole wallets, bikes, cars, and more than a few pieces of musical equipment to outfit the band. They cut their teeth performing for hardened criminals at a maximum security prison. They destroyed other bands’ gear and slept with their girlfriends. They scammed the working class system that had scammed them for years, by convincing the biggest record label in the world to release their controversial music. And they did all of this before the most infamous Pistol of all ever strapped on a bass guitar and pretended he knew how to play.


This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including self-harm and child sexual abuse.


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