Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen

Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK 7" 1977 (A&M -AMS 7284). Unreleased

A God Save The Queen 3:20
B No Feeling 2:44

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UK 7" 1977 (Virgin - VS 181)

A God Save The Queen 3:20
B Did You No Wrong 3:09

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 2, 10 wks

Credits

A&M - AMS 7284:

'God Save The Queen': Produced by Chris Thomas
"No Feeling': Produced by Dave Goodman

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Virgin - VS 181:

Producer: by Chris Thomas

Additional Credits

AMS 7284:

'God Save The Queen' recorded at Wessex Studios, March 1977
'No Feeling' recorded at Denmark Street, July 1976

Johnny Rotten - vocals
Steve Jones - guitar
Glen Matlock - bass
Paul Cook - drums

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Virgin - VS 181:

'God Save The Queen' and 'Did You No Wrong' recorded at Wessex Studios, March 1977

Johnny Rotten - vocals
Steve Jones - guitar, bass
Paul Cook - drums

Sleeve design By Jamie Reid

Reviews & Opinions

DANNY BAKER, SNIFFIN' GLUE #10, JUNE 1977: The ol' singles column ain't fuckin' about this month is it? No hook in this like 'Anarchy' but the end bit with "no future" makes sure this is just as good, but then, we all knew that already. It might not actually be on Virgin tho'

NME, 28TH MAY 1977: Ramalamafa fa fa! Just in case there was any danger of forgetting that the Pistols are a rock band instead of just a media hoax/guaranteed talk-show laffgetter/all-purpose scapegoat or whatever, here’s a record which actually managed to squeak it’s way past the official guardians of our morality and may well be in your shops any minute now. It may even stay there long enough for you to buy it. It comes out on Saturday and it’ll probably be banned by Monday, so move f-a-s-t. The "real" title of this song is 'No Future', but it’s received so much notoriety as 'God Save The Queen' that now it's called 'God Save The Queen', so that you can get what you ask for when you ask for it, and what you will get when you ask for it (and you will ask for it) is a remorseless, streamlined crusher of a single that establishes the Pistols’ credentials as a real live rock and roll band.

Additional Notes

Glen Matlock is alleged to have accepted a one-off fee to play bass at the Wessex session in March, but producer Chris Thomas says he didn't show up and that Jones played bass on both songs (because Sid wasn't up to it). John Lydon has been quoted as saying Matlock did show up, but this is probably another of his Matlock-baiting history-rewrites.

Images

Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen - UK 7" 1977 (A&M -AMS 7284)Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen - UK 7" 1977 (A&M -AMS 7284) B-Side

UK 7" 1977 (A&M -AMS 7284). Unreleased. Click here for more

Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen - UK 7" 1977 (Virgin - VS 181)Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen - UK 7" 1977 (Virgin - VS 181) Back Cover

UK 7" 1977 (Virgin - VS 181). Click here for more

 

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