Taken together with its visuals, the song rings like a dire warning about the waning fortunes of the post-colonial British Empire at the very moment that it was celebrating its queen. Most of the 25, copies of God Save The Queen were destroyed the few remaining copies are among the most valuable records in the world today. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. God Save The Sex Pistols does not trade in bootlegs or anything else for that matter. Yes, it's anti-monarchy but it's also about the future and they're singing about a generation that felt like a lost generation.
38 Years Ago: The Sex Pistols Release ‘God Save the Queen’
Product Number: PFN When the single was being pressed, shipped and stocked, many workers refused to handle it. Either way, God Save The Queen was released on 27 May as the nation prepared its bunting and its street parties. Daily news briefing direct to your inbox Sign up for our newsletter. Check out other Sex Pistols covers here. Pressing and selling them is illegal. T he event delighted fans but, once again, shocked the nation.
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It reached number 1 on the NME chart. The outrage was even shared by students; half the audience of students at a Leeds concert were reported to have walked out on the band. You can watch the incident in the video below. Then there are the thousands of bands that release one song that becomes wildly popular, maybe for the summer, and then fade away into obscurity. The single by American soul artist Frank Wilson was only pressed in a quantity of copies, and reportedly only five still exist today. The Sex Pistols had already garnered a bit of a reputation after signing to big-time record label EMI and releasing their first single, "Anarchy in the U. Karen Fournier , University of Michigan.
God save the Queen she ain't no human being. Very predictable re-release for a frankly mediocre song! We've noticed you're adblocking. Our framed album covers are printed on demand; these are usually dispatched within 2 working days of placing your order. Either way, God Save The Queen was released on 27 May as the nation prepared its bunting and its street parties. Thank you for your support.
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