After picking up the Heartbreakers album recently, and my sudden obsession with the early records from The Damned, I suddenly found myself unable to get enough of those early punk albums...specifically albums released in 1977. It was a huge year for punk with two albums from both The Damned and Ramones, debuts from The Saints and The Clash, the aforementioned record from The Heartbreakers, and of course The Sex Pistols.
Of course I had to include the Pistols album in my '77 Punk daily playlists, and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed giving it a spin after all these years. While re-igniting my love for Never Mind The Bollocks, it occurred to me that the only copy of the album that I own is that cassette that I bought when I was around 15 years old. Time to rectify that.
The pressing info on this record is crazy. There were so many different variations it makes a collector's head spin. Even though I grabbed a copy with the solid pink back cover, and the vinyl was pressed with only 11 tracks (missing Submission), and the song EMI doesn't have the Sid Vicious credit...all which lead me to believe this is a first pressing, I suppose that there is still a chance this might not be one of the initial 1,000 pressed as some info indicates. This one didn't include the bonus 7 inch or poster...but then again, I don't think all first pressings came with them. It's all good...I'm just happy to have an original Virgin UK pressing.