"Anarchy in the UK" by the Sex Pistols

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"Anarchy in the UK" by the Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols are punk. They were the first, the pure breed. Their music stemming from anger and poverty, trying to relate to the people the best they could. They were honest about what they did, and they were open about their extreme drug abuse. No one could stand in their way. Not even New York, The Ramones, could take away their glory. Soon after The Sex Pistols started to form a name a fabrication of history appeared out of nowhere. The rumor stated that when the Ramones came to England in 1976 the Sex Pistols turned up at their first show at London, Roundhouse, and asked them how to form a band.

On that very day - Јuly 4, 1976 - the Sex Pistols played at the Black Swan, Sheffield and had been playing regularly for almost eight months. It didn't take long for the band to start getting labels attraction. With the help of Malcom's entrepreneur skills, and the bands fresh sound, EMI tagged the Sex Pistols with a 40,000 pound contract on October 8, 1976. "Anarchy in the UK!" recently sketched out by Rotten was their first single under the label and was released on November 26, 1976.

In the early to mid Seventies, punk rock music had blown up in Britain and on the east coast of the United States. With the most popular bands back then, and few still today, the Sex Pistols, The Clash, New York Dolls, and Velvet Underground had been amongst the few bands to start out this modification of rock...