Today in Music History: The Sex Pistols Record "Anarchy In The U.K."

Sex Pistols cover art
"Anarchy in the U.K." cover art (wikipedia)

History Highlight:

Today in 1976, The Sex Pistols recorded their first single, "Anarchy in the U.K." It would be a smash, despite being banned by the BBC. The lyrics endorse a particularly sensational, violent concept of anarchy that reflected the pervasive sense of embittered anger, confusion, restlessness, economic frustration and social alienation which was being felt by a generation of disenfranchised youth amidst the repression and squalor of British life in the 1970s.

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