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Sex Pistols - Silly Thing


On this date in 1979, Sex Pistols released their seventh single, "Silly Thing". It was backed by "Who Killed Bambi?". It was almost the Sex Pistols. The London punk band had disbanded in 1978 when Johnny Rotten left the band. However, the Malcolm McLaren marketing machine was still rolling. Guitarist Steve Jones handled the vocals on the A side of the single while Eddie "Tenpole" Tudor handled the vocals on the B side. Both tracks were from the Great Rock & Roll Swindle soundtrack though "Silly Thing" was sung by drummer Paul Cook in the movie. The single reached the #6 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk legends have done reunions on a few occasions since 1978.

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Turnip head said...

F*** I love this album!!!!

Anonymous said...

The single version of "Silly Thing" has actually got Steve Jones on lead vocals, not Paul Cook. It was originally intended as a Christmas single for 1978 (hence the video), when these plans were shelved the song was re-recorded in time for the release of the movie and tie-in album (which had the original version of the single).

Club80 said...

My error. The real story is that Steve sang the single version. Paul sang the album version.

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