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Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols by Artichoke

$15.00

acoustic-folk covers of the seminal sex pistols album in its entirety

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Yes, it’s THAT record from 1977. We invented melodies where there were none, frequently changed time signatures from the originals, and played all the songs with acoustic instruments. Some old punks laughed, some were dismayed. And yes, I paid the people at Harry Fox for the rights.

“Anarchy in the UK” never sounded so pastoral:

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KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine, CA Kyle Olson, music director
Artichoke – Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols by Artichoke (Greeen): Previously, all I knew about this band is that KUCI had a copy of their album “20 Grit” which was covered in sandpaper and fucked up CDs around it and it sort of always twisted my biscuit. Now, when this album came, I learned they working on a two-album set of songs for Scientists (one for every letter of the alphabet). So far, they have one volume, Anning through Malthus, done. Now they put out an album which is, as the title suggests, a song-by-song cover of the famous Sex Pistols album. I was completely ready to pass it off as novelty, but you REALLY haven’t heard “Pretty Vacant” until you’ve heard it sung over a ukulele. No joke: this is REALLY FUCKING GOOD. It’s sort of folksy with great vocals, but with some more upbeat songs fused with electronics. “God Save the Queen” has a kazoo solo for Christ’s sake. What will it take to sell you this?!

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Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 5 x 5 x 0.5 in