Weekday Wayback: Sex Pistols- Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

Disillusionment with life in England in the late 70s and into the 80s produced some incredible records. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols taps into the frustration many young adults felt directed at the lack of economic prospects and politicians they felt did not represent them. These themes translated into a visceral sound that put their rage on center stage.  This is exemplified by tracks like "God Save the Queen" where the national anthem is subverted to articulate their anger at the state of affairs during that time. Snarling vocals from Johnny Rotten along with trashing guitar by Steve Jones make this album one of the best known punk albums of all time. While much has happened since the era when this album came out, the themes of frustration with politics and dismal economic prospects hold true to this day, which is why I highly recommend this album for anyone feeling exasperated with this year's election and Brexit.

Natalie Doggett

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