Glen Matlock, bassist and one of the original members of the iconic punk group Sex Pistols thinks band could have made more albums if they didn’t split. He said in a recent podcast ‘Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Gus Pratt’:”I think we would never have done 10 albums… It was never gonna happen, but we could have made another two or three albums I think”.
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The punk rock band was formed in London in 1975 and consists of vocalist Johnny Rotten (aka John Lydon) , guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bassist Glen Matlock. They have released only one studio album in 1977 ‘Never Mind The Bullocks’ that reached No1. on a UK Official Chart. Matlock left the group in February 1977 as he couldn’t get along with John “although they were always the proverbial “chalk and cheese” – outside elements definitely conspired to pull the pair apart”. He was replaced by Sid Vicious who died in 1979.
Talking about his departure form the group, Matlock shared his view regarding Malcolm McLaren who was band’s manager at this time. “I would say this, but I don’t think Malcolm ever understood that we were any good” he said and added: “He really thought we was rubbish and he thought he was the bloke who was selling London Bridge – but we could play. I wanted to be in a band to play music, I like that side of it.” He explained that he wasn’t heard by the group members and his position was insupportable adding: “I didn’t like the way it was going”.
Sex Pistols have reformed on few occasions: in 1996 where they played live on ‘Filthy Lucre’ World Tour. “The Sex Pistols would play almost as many gigs on this tour as they ever played in the 70s”. In 2002 they played a 25th Silver Jubilee celebration show in London that has followed up in the USA where they were supported by supergroups like The Offspring and Bad Religion.
After last month’s dispute over royalties between bandmates, another reunion is rather impossible. Paul Cook said: “I can’t see it happening again for the Pistols and I don’t think anyone wants it to”.