Originally released in as the soundtrack to a documentary that marked the rocket rise and flaming crash of the SexPistols, The Great Rock & Roll Swindle was really Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren's cinematic (and vinyl) potshot at the music industry he despised/5(). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Cassette release of The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle on Discogs. Label: MR (2) - • Format: Cassette Unofficial Release • Country: Yugoslavia • Genre: Rock . Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols was the sound of a hydrogen bomb being dropped on your head, and The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle collects some of the debris left after the explosion; parts are brilliant, but it's ultimately a padded and slightly depressing look at a great band in collapse.7/
When it comes to British Punk Rock movement, Sex Pistols is probably the most famous one even to this day. Why? They shocked everyone with their lyrics and their attitude towards society. Plus, they did lots of publicity stunts which made them became household name in UK. The most memorable one is probably their interview on Bill Grundy’s Today show. Thanks to drunken host, the band went. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle is a British mockumentary film directed by Julien Temple and produced by Don Boyd and Jeremy Thomas. It centres on the British punk rock band Sex Pistols and, most prominently, their manager Malcolm McLaren. The Great Rock N Roll Swindle is itself a headlong swindle to the people who could take the project seriously - that is to say, an album long endorsement of the idea that Malcolm McLaren strongarmed the idea of punk music/5(). ‘The Great Rock n Roll Swindle’ has since been reissued countless times. Initial editions had a slightly different running order/track listing, and rear sleeve. Includes the odd nugget, but be warned, this is a very different Sex Pistols to the band with John Rotten. Buy The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle by Sex Pistols online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available on Cassette, CD - starting at $ Shop now. Directed by Julien Temple. With Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook. A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular and punk rock in general were an elaborate scam perpetrated by him in order to make "a million pounds.".
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