God Save The Queen picture disc 7″24th May 2012
|Sex Pistols release limited edition God Save The Queen 7″ picture disc|
|The Sex Pistols release a limited edition 7″ picture disc of God Save The Queen this Monday, May 28th 2012 via Universal Music Ltd.
The re-mastered picture disc 7″ single will also feature original b-side track “Did You No Wrong”, and will be available internationally, but limited to just 3,500 records. The picture disc artwork features an original 1977 God Save The Queen sticker!
The single will be available to order via all good retailers, and can also be ordered directly via the Universal Music webstore.
Originally released on May 27th 1977, during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, ‘God Save The Queen’ made its mark in history. The BBC amongst others refused to play it and although it technically out-sold the Number 1 record of the week (The First Cut is the Deepest by Rod Stewart) ‘GSTQ’ peaked at Number 2 in the singles charts. The powers-that-be refused to acknowledge it but the Sex Pistols were Number 1.
On the Jubilee holiday itself, June 7th 1977, the Sex Pistols arranged their own Jubilee tribute with a boat trip along the River Thames in full view of the Houses of Parliament. After playing a handful of songs Police boarded the boat and arrested several people; including the band’s then manager Malcolm McLaren.
Their now legendary album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols‘ will also be re-issued in September of this year as an expanded and repacked release to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of its release. More details on the reissue will follow shortly.