It Was 30 Years Ago Today…

… that the Sex Pistols played their last show. It was at Winterland in San Francisco. One of the songs they played was “EMI.” I stumbled upon this clip when it occurred to me that I should have included audio or video of this song in the previous post.

In 1978 I was in college. I wasn’t as impressed with the Pistols or with punk as I should have been. Now I look at the Wikipedia entry for the band, and love quotes such as this one.

“One witness claimed the Sex Pistols were doing something so disgusting that she could not repeat it for publication . . . it became generally believed Jones had been vomiting on old ladies in the preflight lounge”… EMI released the band from their contract two days later. “I don’t understand it,” Rotten remarked at the time. “All we’re trying to do is destroy everything.”