Sex Pistols - Silly Thing / Who Killed Bambi

Sex Pistols - Silly Thing / Who Killed Bambi

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK 7" 1979 (Virgin - VS 256)

A Silly Thing 2:50
B Who Killed Bambi 3:00

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France 7" 1979 (Barclay - 640 160)

A Who Killed Bambi 3:00
B Silly Thing 2:50

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 6, 8 wks

Credits

Virgin - VS 256:

'Silly Thing': Produced by Jones/Cook
'Who Killed Bambi': A Matrixbest Production

From the album The Great Rock N Roll Swindle - VD 2510

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Barclay - 640 140:

'Who Killed Bambi': Produced by A. Pryce Jackman
'Silly Thing': Produced by Jones/Cook

Additional Credits

Sleeve design by Jamie Reid

'Silly Thing' (Virgin Pressing):
Steve Jones - guitar, lead vocals
Paul Cook - drums
Andy Allen - bass
Recorded March 1979 at Wessex, London

'Silly Thing' (Barclay Pressing):
Paul Cook - drums, lead vocals
Steve Jones - guitar, bass, backing vocals
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

'Who Killed Bambi':
Edward Tudor-Pole - vocals
Andrew Jackman - orchestral arrangement
Recorded in Wembley, summer 1978

Reviews & Opinions

CLIFF WHITE, SMASH HITS 5TH-18TH APRIL 1979: From the better half of the 'Swindle' album, a familiar Pistols' treatment of a so-so song, written by, and featuring, the survivors - Paul Cook and Steve Jones. Unsensational but commendable, no-nonsense punkarama; unlike the orchestrated silliness on the flip, 'Who Killed Bambi', featuring Ten Pole Tudor. Who cares?

Additional Notes

'Silly Thing' is listed as 3:20 on label: I have stated correct length. Both songs from The Great Rock N Roll Swindle. The UK version of 'Silly Thing' is different to the LP version, where Paul Cook sang lead vocals and Steve Jones played bass. The Barclay single has the Paul Cook version

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UK 7" 1979 (Virgin - VS 256). Click here for more

Sex Pistols - Who Killed Bambi / Silly Thing - France 7" 1979 (Barclay - 640 160) Sex Pistols - Who Killed Bambi / Silly Thing - France 7" 1979 (Barclay - 640 160) Back Cover

France 7" 1979 (Barclay - 640 160). Click here for more

 

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