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Sex Pistols: The Anarchic Rock of the Young and Doleful

Steve Turner, The Guardian, 3 December 1976

And then there was punk. Tonight the Sex Pistols, focal point of the newly dubbed punk generation, take off on their first concert tour of Britain complete with a £40,000 contract with EMI Records, a single entitled ‘Anarchy In The UK’, and a reputation for being insolent and violent — a reputation which was compounded though their use of Thames Television’s Today programme to throw out a few live obscenities which would appal the parents and therefore thrill the kids.

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