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The End Of The Sex Pistols: Their Last US Radio Interview in 1978.

The End Of The Sex Pistols: Their Last US Radio Interview in 1978.

Above Photo: Former Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious.

I recently came across a You Tube audio recording, which is relevant to the spectacular implosion of the Sex Pistols during their Winterland tour of the US in 1978. It is a recording of the final radio interview the band did in the US (or anywhere else, for that matter), on 14 January 1978.

The Sex Pistols perform on their WInterland tour of America in 1978.

The Sex Pistols perform on their WInterland tour of America in 1978.

Listening to the short recording (7 minutes) you can clearly hear all was not well with the Sex Pistols on that tour. They split just three days after the interview, after their infamous San Francisco gig where after  a rendition of the Stooge’s ‘No Fun’, Rotten asked the crowd: “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”

Sid and John Lydon in Lydon's London flat after the Sex Pistols had broken up.

Sid and John Lydon in Lydon’s London flat after the Sex Pistols had broken up.

My favourite parts of this interview are when Rotten tells off a highly talkative Sid Vicious (“Oh shut up Sidney’”) and contradicts him.

Prophetically, Vicious says about himself and Rotten: “We’ll probably be dead in the next two years…” Tragically Sid was.

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