Friday, May 7, 2010

Sex Pistols - EMI

Sex Pistols - EMI.

A fitting end to a week of pure swindle in the markets, in the environment, and in a world filled with non-stop political theater.

The Sex Pistols sing their (original) tale of rock n' roll swindle and openly taunt their former label, EMI (which promptly dropped them after the infamous Bill Grundy incident) on this glorious track.

Of course, this particular swindle was a celebrated case of "the people" (the punks) pulling one over on the big corporations who controlled the distribution of recorded music in England at the time. The Pistols also name-drop (and razz) A&M at the end of this song, from their debut album recorded for Richard Branson's upstart label, Virgin.

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