The record's lyrics, as well as the cover, were controversial at the time, and both the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority refused to play the song. Alcohol flowed and things quickly got out of hand. The original title for the song was " No Future ", with the lyrics themselves being a general expression of the band's view of the monarchy or any individual or establishment commanding general obligation.
T he band were magnets for trouble, which thrilled record companies looking to cash in on this new youth trend.
Retrieved 29 January Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. T he band were magnets for trouble, which thrilled record companies looking to cash in on this new youth trend. Never go too far in any direction, is the basic law on which Limey-Land is built. It is certainly not my personal plan or aim.
I am proud of what The Sex Pistols achieved and always will be but this campaign totally undermines what The Sex Pistols stood for. BBC News Online. You write a song like that because you love them, and you're fed up with them being mistreated.
Retrieved 1 January New Musical Express. This led to accusations by some that the charts had been "fixed" to prevent the song from reaching No. The song sympathizes the English working class, and the mistreatment of them by the monarchy.