Tuesday, March 01, 2005

fuck you, copper

June 1977, God Save The Queen time across the UK.

In Westbourne Park Road, London, a copper stops the Sex Pistols.

Johnny Rotten (the copper is obscuring him, but you can see his shoes) is frisked for drugs and booked. He gives his name as 'Dave Vanian'.

And true to the Pistols anarchist credo, Steve Jones flicks the V's behind the copper's back.


UPDATE 3 March 05: Just as I find this vinatage Pistols thing, I get the news that Glen Matlock has spoken out against swearing. "It's pathetic when people just swear for the sake of it," he said in a carefully pre-recorded interview to be broadcast this Sunday. What a fuckin wanker.

Steve Jones does a radio show in LA, on the proviso he doesn't swear.

For those who want to hear an epic soundscape based on a loop of Jones' all-time best swearing - the celebrated 'you dirty bastard, you dirty fucker' from the Bill Grundy incident - download this MP3.