This was the first Pistols album that I owened, and it was a bloody good introduction to the band. If the shop had 'Never Mind The Bollocks' I would have bought that, but in a way I'm glad they didnt.
You see, most of the reviews on here say that the majority of the post-Rotten Pistols is bad, I however like most of it, and I probably wouldnt have bothered to look into it if I hadnt heard it on this disc, well at least not for a while anyway.
The only real problem with this is that it includes 'Pretty Vacant' twice. I think they should have supplemented the non-live track for something else, I would have prefered something not on 'Never Mind The Bollocks', because if you consider youself a Pistols fan, you have to own that album, and the less doubling up possible the better.
A good thing is that it ends strong, with a good, catchy Rotten song, 'EMI'. Also 'Friggin in the Riggin' is a good inclusion, as well as 'Silly Thing' with Paul Cook on vocals (Steve sings on the Swindle). The booklet included is fairly helpfull although some of the information in it is incorrect.
All in all, quite a good cd, not as good as 'Never Mind The Bollcoks', but not bad at all. I do not believe the Sex Pistols, with John, ever recorded a bad song, and the best of the post-Rotten songs are included here as well. There is not a bad song on here. This is probably the most usefull compilation of the Sex Pistols I've seen, as it spans their entire career.
Theyre not trying to hide anything here.