Sex Pistols Rerelease Controversial Track
To mark the 35th anniversary of the original release, Sex Pistols are re-issuing their controversial hit ‘God Save The Queen’ a week before the HRH celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.
The track, which was first released in 1977 in co-ordination with the Queen's Silver Jubilee, technically outsold Rod Stewart’s 'I Don't Want To Talk About It'/'The First Cut Is The Deepest', but ended up peaking at number two on the UK singles chart. Their album which featured the track, ‘Never Mind The B**locks’ is also being repackaged and rereleased under a new deal with Universal Music.
There was more than a little controversy when the song came out the first time round, with rumours that the Queen herself prevented the track. Frontman John Lydon recently told NME that he doesn't believe rumours, “That's a lie, isn't it?" he sai,d "Those poor people, they're born into a hamster cage and they have no say on anything. In that respect the Queen and I are in agreement!"
The last time Sex Pistols were back in the public eye was in 2002 when 'God Save The Queen' was reissued to mark its own Silver Jubilee backed by a Neil Barnes remix. The band played a live show at the Crystal Palace Bowl that summer, supported by ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Dropkick Murphys, The Libertines and The Rapture.
Published: 22 April 2012