Don't be fooled by reputation!
Leif A. Ostgard | Columbia SC | 02/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Allot of people think the Pistols are like modern punk....like speed fast screaming punk...like guys that Nirvana were inspired to play fast and scream too punk. they get a bad rap because of some what contrived antics and appearance, also a bunch of wanna be's trying to hard to not conform and unable to play a note. For all that the pistols musically never get the credit they deserve. They are not like the Ramones...2-3 minute blitzfests of simplicity and not much thought (though they have there moment of greatness in those songs)...they are much more, and in retrospect for the time period very creative in their song writing approaches when it came to the music arrangements. Many remember Anrachy in the UK...or God Save the Queen, they were very trash but songs like Bodies, Liar, Pretty Vacant, etc show very creative changes and interludes that most never appreciate. When I first heard this CD I tought wow they are actually really good musicians. The drummer is very craft. It's just a shame so many posers throw on some grubby clothes and fashionably get anger and depressed claim angst pointing at the Pistols as their battle cry. Therefore scorning a great band with a lot of dirt for which they are stained to the people that probably would really like the ablum. These are great songs."
Joey v. Johnny
Lazy Drunken Hillbilly | Lakeland, FL | 04/20/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There is a hilarious story about the Ramones playing in England. Johnny Rotten was in the house, and sort of lurking about outside the Ramone's dressing room. Someone asked if he wanted to meet the band. He replied that he did, but he was afraid that they would beat him up."