Sex Pistols - The Great Rock N Roll Swindle

Sex Pistols - The Great Rock N Roll Swindle

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK 2xLP 1979 (Virgin - VD 2510) - LP Version 1

A1 The God Save The Queen Symphony 4:00
A2 Rock Around The Clock 2:00
A3 Johnny B Goode 6:20
A4 Road Runner
A5 Black Arabs 4:45
A6 Watcha Gonna Do About It 1:55
A7 Anarchy In The UK 4:00
B1 Silly Thing 2:50
B2 Substitute 3:05
B3 Don't Give Me No Lip Child 3:30
B4 (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone 3:05
B5 Lonely Boy 3:05
B6 Something Else 2:10
C1 L'Anarchie Pour Le U.K. 3:26
C2 Einmal Belsen War Vortrefflich (Live) 2:10
C3 Einmal Belsen War Wirklich Vortrefflich 2:10
C4 No One Is Innocent 3:00
C5 My Way 4:05
D1 C'mon Everybody 1:55
D2 E.M.I. (Orch) 3:45
D3 The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle 4:15
D4 You Need Hands 2:50
D5 Friggin' In The Riggin' 3:40

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UK 2xLP 1979 (Virgin - VD 2510) - LP Version 2

A1 The God Save The Queen Symphony 4:00
A2 Johnny B Goode 6:20
A3 Road Runner
A4 Black Arabs 4:45
A5 Anarchy In The UK 4:00
B1 Substitute 3:25
B2 Don't Give Me No Lip Child 3:30
B3 (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone 3:05
B4 L'Anarchie Pour Le U.K. 3:25
B5 Einmal Belsen War Vortrefflich 2:10
B6 Einmal Belsen War Wirklich Vortrefflich 2:10
C1 Silly Thing 2:50
C2 My Way 4:05
C3 I Wanna Be Me 3:03
C4 Something Else 3:25
C5 Rock Around The Clock 2:20
C6 Lonely Boy 3:30
C7 No One Is Innocent 3:00
D1 C'mon Everybody 1:55
D2 E.M.I. (Orch) 3:45
D3 The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle 4:15
D4 Friggin' In The Riggin' 3:40
D5 You Need Hands 2:50
D6 Who Killed Bambi 3:00

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UK CD 1993 (Virgin - CDVDX 2510)
UK CD 2010 (Virgin - 509996 31343 22)

1 The God Save The Queen Symphony 4:00
2 Rock Around The Clock 2:03
3 Johnny B Goode 2:34
4 Road Runner 3:39
5 Black Arabs 4:45
6 Anarchy In The U.K. 3:32
7 Watcha Gonna Do About It 1:53
8 Who Killed Bambi 3:01
9 Silly Thing 2:50
10 Substitute 3:06
11 No Lip 3:27
12 Stepping Stone 3:05
13 Lonely Boy 3:01
14 Something Else 2:09
15 Anarchie Pour Le U.K. 3:24
16 Einmal War Belsen Bortrefflich 2:08
17 Einmal War Belsen Wirflich Bortrefflich 2:12
18 No One Is Innocent 3:00
19 My Way 4:04
20 C'Mon Everybody 1:54
21 EMI (Orch) 3:44
22 The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle 4:14
23 You Need Hands 2:49
24 Friggin' In The Riggin' 3:33

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 7, 32 wks

Credits

Virgin - VD 2510 - LP Version 1 and 2:

'The God Save The Queen Symphony': Vocal - Malcolm McLaren. A Matrixbest Production
'Johnny B Goode': Vocal - Johnny Rotten, recorded 1976. Producers: Cook/Jones/Goodman/Thraves
'Road Runner': Vocal - Johnny Rotten, recorded 1976. Producers: Cook/Jones/Goodman/Thraves
'Black Arabs': Vocal - Black Arabs. Producer: A.M. Foote
'Anarchy In The UK': Vocal - Johnny Rotten, recorded 1976. Producers: Cook/Jones/Goodman/Thraves
'Substitute': Vocal - Johnny Rotten, recorded 1976. Producers: Cook/Jones/Goodman/Thraves
'Don't Give Me No Lip Child': Vocal - Johnny Rotten, recorded 1976. Producers: Cook/Jones/Goodman/Thraves
'(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone': Vocal - Johnny Rotten, recorded 1976. Producers: Cook/Jones/Goodman/Thraves
'L'Anarchie Pour Le U.K.': Vocal - Jerzimy. Producer: J. Davoust, trans. L. Brennon
'Einmal Belsen War Vortrefflich': Vocal - Johnny Rotten. Live at San Francisco
'Einmal Belsen War Wirklich Vortrefflich': Vocal - Ronnie Biggs. Producers: Cook/Jones
'Silly Thing': Vocal - Paul Cook. Producers: Cook/Jones
'My Way': Vocal - Sid Vicious. Producers: Cook/Jones, arr. S. Jeffes
'I Wanna Be Me': Vocal - Johnny Rotten, recorded 1976. Producer: Dave Goodman
'Something Else': Vocal - Sid Vicious. Producer: S. Jones
'Rock Around The Clock': Vocal - Ten Pole Tudor. A Matrixbest Production
'Lonely Boy': Vocal - Steve Jones. Producers: Cook/Jones
'No One Is Innocent': Vocal - Ronnie Biggs. Producers: Cook/Jones
'C'mon Everybody': Vocal - Sid Vicious. Producers: Cook/Jones
'E.M.I. (Orch)': Vocal - Steve Jones. A Matrixbest Production
'The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle': Vocal - Kids auditioning at Duchess Theatre June 1978. Producers: Cook/Jones
'Friggin' In The Riggin'': Vocal - Steve Jones. A Matrixbest Production
'You Need Hands': Vocal - Malcolm McLaren. A Matrixbest Production
'Who Killed Bambi': Vocal - Ten Pole Tudor. A Matrixbest Production
'Watcha Gonna Do About It': Vocal - Johnny Rotten, recorded 1976. Producers: Cook/Jones/Goodman/Thraves

Additional Credits

'I Wanna Be Me':
Johnny Rotten - vocals
Steve Jones - guitar
Glen Matlock - bass
Paul Cook - drums
Recorded July 1976, at Denmark Street

'Johnny B Goode', 'Road Runner', ''Anarchy In The UK'', 'Watcha Gonna Do About It', 'Substitute', 'Don't Give Me No Lip Child', '(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone':
Johnny Rotten - vocals
Steve Jones - guitar
Glen Matlock - bass
Paul Cook - drums
Recorded October 17th, 1976, at Wessex Studios; overdubbed 1978

'Einmal Belsen War Vortrefflich' [aka 'Belsen was A Gas']:
Johnny Rotten - vocals
Steve Jones - guitar
Sid Vicious - bass
Paul Cook - drums
Recorded live at the Winterland, San Francisco, January 14, 1978

'Einmal Belsen War Wirklich Vortrefflich' and 'No One Is Innocent':
Steve Jones - guitar, bass
Paul Cook - drums
Ronnie Biggs - vocals
Recorded in Rio, January/February 1978

'Silly Thing' and 'Lonely Boy':
Paul Cook - drums, lead vocals on 'Silly Thing'
Steve Jones - guitar, bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on 'Lonely Boy'
Andy Allen - bass
Recorded in April or May 1978 at Regents Park Studios in London
Overdubbed and mixed by Dave Goodman at Rockfield Studios, Wales, in late May 1978

'My Way':
Sid Vicious - vocals
Claude Engel -guitar
Sauveur Mallia - bass
Pierre-Alain Dahan - drums
Simon Jeffes - orchestral arrangement
Recorded April 1978 at Studio de la Grande Armée

'The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle' and 'Rock Around The Clock':
Steve Jones - guitar
Paul Cook - drums
Dave Goodman - bass
Recorded June 1978 at Ramport Studios, London

'Something Else' and 'C'mon Everybody'
Sid Vicious - vocals
Steve Jones - guitar, bass
Paul Cook - drums
Recorded sometime in 1978, probably April or May?

Reviews & Opinions

MARK PAYTRESS, RECORD COLLECTOR, 1993: [Read review here]

Additional Notes

The original 1979 LP was issued with two different track listings because nobody could decide on the final running order. Version 1 has an instrumental version of 'God Save The Queen (Orchestral)', a snippet of chat at the end of 'Lonely Boy', and 'Watcha Gonna Do About It'. Version 2 has a completely different running order, omits 'Watcha', adds 'Who Killed Bambi' and 'I Wanna Be Me', and has a vocal version of 'God Save The Queen (Orchestral). The CD version sticks close to Version 1 but has the single version of 'Anarchy' instead of the superior Goodman version, and includes 'Who Killed Bambi' but not 'I Wanna Be Me'.

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