Favorite "Sun" Songs #10 - "Holidays in the Sun"
May 13, 2017 9:22pm CST
I'm fairly certain that someone has done this before, but with summer right around the corner, let's go with a Favorite "Sun" Songs series. As always, #10 starts us off: "Holidays in the Sun" by the Sex Pistols. Did you know that the Sex Pistols are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite releasing just one studio album and four singles? The 70's British punk band are in as much for their influence as anything else. Both Joy Division and the Buzzcocks formed after a Manchester Pistols show, and there are countless similar stories. The opening track from that one album, 1977's Never Mind the ******** Here's the Sex Pistols (offensive word filter) "Holidays in the Sun," was the fourth and final single from the record. While not as notorious as either their "God Save the Queen" or "Anarchy in the U.K." singles, "Holidays" did alright for itself, reaching #8 on the UK Singles chart. The song, according to vocalist Johnny Rotten (John Lydon,) was written after the band had spent a couple weeks in Berlin, which Lydon claims to have loved. All four Pistols received a writers credit: Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, and Sid Vicious (credited as John Beverley.) A great opener to one of punk's most important albums. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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