Originally a double album when it came out, the first album is generally interesting, the second album is a dogs dinner and shows McClaren, Jones and Cook desperately squeezing the last of the pips from the Sex Pistols fruit. The 1976 tracks are actually really good, especially when Mr Rotten actually remembers the words, the rest is fairly awful. Silly Thing sounds like the Glitter Band, Black Arabs, really Malcolm? and I hope the persons responsible for having Ronnie Biggs sing, still has sleepless nights over it. As a young boy this was a really confusing album, I remember asking my friends why there was a French version of Anarchy in the UK, complete with accordion? Nobody knew the answer back then, and they still don’t.
Hidden gem; Stepping Stone, they make the song their own.
Worst gem; Lonely Boy, Steve Jones still has some explaining to do
Micro review; It is nice to see that this album has been neatly and quietly airbrushed from Pistols history.