The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (Deluxe Edition) (5 stars)

A respectable tribute to this bunch of shoddy but insanely talented chancers

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The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (Deluxe Edition)

The dark art of the remastered reissue reaches its zenith with this, a 35th anniversary, four-disc trawl of every cough and spit - with the emphasis on spit - recorded during the short and combustible career of The Sex Pistols. The main item of business here, the band’s sole album, has had a chamois leather run over it, and emerged  as shiny and forceful as a pair of sixteen-hole Doc Martens. The extras are decent too; a ripped bin-bag full of demos, containing enough unheard bits to gratify even the most obsessive, a (rather tinny) live album from Sweden, a genuine unreleased studio recording ('Belsen Was A Gas', showing how Lydon paved the way for PiL), a book, various bits of replica memorabilia and a DVD of promos. Finally, a respectable tribute to this bunch of shoddy but insanely talented chancers.

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