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The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle [Explicit]

28 May 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 1:17:50
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00860EY30
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 613 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By iwannabeme on 10 Aug 2010
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Package is in digipack format, not a jewel case. This is supposedly a 2010 remaster, but to be honest it sounds exactly the same as the previous CD release. All the tracks from the double LP are here, and depending on how you like your Pistols its a great selection of songs. I won't go into detail because if your a fan you've heard them time and time again. If your new to the Sex Pistols, start with Never Mind The Bollocks, then get this one.
Comes with mini stickers that are taken from the orginal UK vinyl release, a nice and welcome touch.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. Bucknall on 10 Aug 2012
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Finally! the definitive Swindle cd that i had pretty abandoned hope of ever hearing!
given the low opinion this album is held in by the band themselves and music critics combined with the circumstances of its creation, i had resigned myself to the fact that it would never receive a proper CD release but suddenly out of the blue here it is!

this CD basically follows the tracklisting of the initial UK Pressings but tacks "Watcha gonna do about it?" on to the very end of the CD
The opening track, a symphonic version of God save the queen has no spoken overdubs and can finally be enjoyed as a piece of music and a testament to the fact that the pistols songwriting could be surprisingly melodic
the only odd thing about this cd is that the morse code ending of "No one is innocent" cross fades with the start of the next track. thats not a criticism just an observation

Lonely Boy is a slightly different mix without the reverb on the drums, presumably the "finished" master has long since been lost and the compilers of the cd had to go back to an early version

I have no hesitation in recommending this as the definitive CD issue
give in to this guilty pleasure!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Keith_Joseph HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Jan 2010
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The Sex Pistols 'biopoc' film 'The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle' was cobbled together from various failed film projects after the band had split [with Eddie 'Ten Pole Tudor' taking Johnny Rottens uncooperative place], and the films soundtrack spawned two LP records - the nearest thing to the Sex Pistol's second studio album, but actually nothing of the sort. Great raucous fun though from the Sex Pistols and their mates, and often surprisingly sharply delivered.

I was 18 when this anarchic double album 'The Great Rock-n-Roll Swindle' was released [2 years after Punks anthem album: 'Never Mind the Bollocks']. I absolutely loved this double LP set - and the accompanying movie [particularly Irene Handle standing tastefully in the background]. But then I was a young(ish) punk [the target audience], and all my records were '20 of a different kind'. I bought this `Great Rock-and-Roll Swindle' double album knowing that my mother, father, aunts, uncles, and grandparents still absolutely loathed The Sex Pistols with a passion.....I mean how cool was that!

Granted the album was an endearing mess, with even the album tracks on the cover not corresponding with their order on the LPs - although the LP labels do say "Sorry about incorrect listing on sleeve - it's another swindle". For me `Never mind the bollocks' had already done all the anti-establishment stuff. And after all the Sex Pistols had shamelessly self-promoted themselves by being as rude, shocking and noisy as possible. At the time `Never mind the Bollocks' was banned from some record shop windows, with the law even sitting in judgement on whether the album cover was obscene [apparently the word was just Anglo-Saxon for a small handball, so no it wasn't].
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By delboy66 on 29 Feb 2012
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I bought this as a used copy as i had the original on vinyl many moons ago!
I must have got carried away with nostalgia as its not as good as i remember, Some of the tracks are belters (IMHO) e.g Silly Thing, My Way ,Friggin in the riggin,Anarchy and GSTQ but that doesnt make it a worthwhile purchase for me ....Shame really!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Douglas Anderson on 11 Nov 2011
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In general this album is rubbish and i would not recommend it to anyone. However as a pistols fan it contains the odd classic like sid's My way or the Winterland version of Belsen. At amazon's price of 3.99 it was worth it. But for anyone new to the sex pistols, go and buy Never mind the Bollocks.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Feb 2005
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Forget objectivity this album is so obviously an insult to it's intended audience that it's beyond a joke.Then why do i find it so incredibly entertaining then? Punk rock always had a sense of the ridiculous.That was often missed by it's detractors but as it was an antedote to the po faced mush that preceeded it we can understand that.It's a mixed bag based on a film that was never really a film and contains all kinds of curios that many Pistols purists still find beneath contempt.As a collection of music it is fine, and like it or not, a part of the Pistols legend.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By michael_m on 24 Mar 2002
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With the departure of Johnny Rotten, the Sex Pistols should have been no more, and this album is excellent proof of that. It is mostly novelty songs and songs sung by other members of the band, but there is nothing that comes even close to anything that was sung/snarled by Johnny Rotten.
Let me ask you this - if it wasn't for the name 'Sex Pistols' on the front, would you buy and album of mostly cover versions sung by the other members of the band or their manager after the singer left, filled in with some accordian music and badly recorded rehearsals? I think not, and I regretted buying it on vinyl all those years ago for exactly these reasons. Never Mind the Bollocks was an awesome album, but this is only the Sex Pistols in name.
Go and buy Never Mind the Bollocks instead, it's a million times better!
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