The Sex Pistols 1970s Ticket

Winterland (San Francisco, CA) Jan 14, 1978 (WIN780114-T7)

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Ill-fated, cutting-edge, ear-grating and ferocious are just a few of the labels plastered to the Sex Pistols icon. How a group with only 15 bonafide songs and which lasted just two years offending and titillating audiences on both sides of the pond could be regarded still as visionary punk-rockers might be a mystery... unless you were there, at the final concert at Winterland on January 14, 1978. Playing to over 5,000 people, most of them hippies with a few punks thrown in, the sick-of-playing, sick-of-each-other band took the stage and pounded the audience with 'God Save the Queen,' 'Problems,' 'Seventeen' and 'Belsen Was A Gas,' interspersing the music with asides like, "Do you want your ears blown out more?" A wigged-out Sid Vicious played variously off-key and not at all, Steve Jones and Paul Cook played through equipment cut offs, and Johnny Rotten delivered his now famous bon mot: "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" This Winterland concert was the last for the original Sex Pistols. Johnny Rotten walked off the stage and out of the band that night, and a year later Sid Vicious overdosed while awaiting his trial for the knifing murder of his girlfriend. Some say that this concert marked the beginning of the long demise of punk rock itself. Anyone who was there knew they'd seen something extraordinary.

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