Nov 30, 2007

sid vicious and the sex pistols

i'm not going to yap about the sex pistols and SID VICIOUS like an expert on them since i just listened to ONE of their songs, YESTERDAY.
i just wanna comment on SID VICIOUS.

if you guys realised, when i posted the entry Diaries, NANA and BLAME!, Ren (Nana's boyfriend), looks a lot like SID VICIOUS. in fact, he was modeled after SID VICIOUS. previously in the Black Stone/Blast (Nana's band), Ren played the bass like SID VICIOUS too.


SID VICIOUS was the bassist of The Sex Pistols. born in May 10 1957, and died on February 2 1979, due to heroin overdose. quoted from wikipedia:
Manager Malcolm McLaren once claimed "if Rotten is the voice of punk, then VICIOUS is the attitude". Alan Jones described SID as "[having] the iconic punk look (...) SID, on image alone, is what all punk rests on.

but the trouble with SID VICIOUS was:

John Lydon/Johnny Rotten (the Pistols' vocalist) later recalled: "The first rehearsals with SID were hellish. Everyone agreed he had the look. SID tried real hard... but boy, he couldn't play bass."

and he still couldn't play bass, even when they recorded their one and only studio-recorded album : Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols.

Due to VICIOUS' lack of musical ability, the bass parts on Never Mind the Bollocks were performed by others, including Glen Matlock, brought back as a session musician, Glen Thomas and Steve Jones. According to Jones: "SID wanted to come down and play on the album, and we tried as hard as possible not to let him anywhere near the studio. Luckily he had hepatitis at the time".Although VICIOUS did record on one occasion, his contribution was later over-dubbed. Jones recalls: "We just let him do it, innit. When he left I dubbed another part on, leaving SID's down low. I think it might be barely audible on the track".

it's not like i wanna do SID-bashing or something (he's dead, and even if he's alive he would be an old man, and i don't give a damn actually whether he can play music or not), it's just i wanna comment on fans attitude towards him.

he's not a great musician. he's just a celebrity with a lot of scandals that catapulted him to stardom! what good is a bassist that can't play bass? and okay, i admit, he's cute. my current wallpaper is his pictures. but then again, he's NOT a god, nor he was a GOOD punk musician, he's just the IMAGE of punk. it's like the mascot of The Sex Pistols. yeah, mascot. like the Ronald McDonald is the mascot of McDonald's.

and yeah, i wrote this out of anger when my image of SID VICIOUS was shattered by wikipedia. if my facts are wrong, sue wikipedia. i took all the quotation from there.

peace y'all.

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