The Inside Story
Fred Vermorel & Judy Vermorel
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From their earliest days playing in school halls and social clubs, to becoming one of the biggest and most-hyped bands of a decade, The Sex Pistols story is one of opportunity and outrage. Under the management of Malcolm McLaren, Jonny Rotten, Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, and later Sid Vicious, spear-headed the punk movement, mocking and shunning the British establishment and music industry whilst simultaneously playing them at their own game. The Pistols received a contract with EMI that lasted little more than a month, before being signed and sacked by A&M in seven days. The band's only album Never Mind The Bollocks, along with the Jubilee single God Save The Queen both hit number one despite being banned from broadcast by the BBC. Their foul-mouthed appearance with Bill Grundy on national television is now regarded as a defining moment in popular culture.In little over three years, the Sex Pistols transformed the meaning of pop music forever. Their career displayed the power of pure industry hype in an unprecedented way, whilst paradoxically paving the way for a surge of independent bands and records that would side-step the established record industry in favour of greater freedoms of expression. As a result, the Sex Pistols are as significant today as they were in the late-1970s.In this enthralling account, Fred and Judy Vermorel have compiled interviews, diaries, first-hand accounts and press to provide an insider's view on the Sex Pistols phenomenon. You'll discover what was said in those frantic meetings, as well as finding out the truth behind the stories of violence and bad behaviour.