Release Date: 07 August 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Sex Pistols Spunk Limited Vinyl LP
"Spunk" is the alternative debut album by the Sex Pistols, appearing a few weeks before the release of "Never Mind The Bollocks". Some journalists in the music press, immediately suspected that the band's manager, Malcolm McLaren, was responsible. The evidence for McLaren's involvement is speculative, although it can be noted that his company, Glitterbest, retained the rights to the demo recordings as well as the master tapes - and the demos appearing on "Spunk" were presented in excellent quality. McLaren always publicly denied responsibility for "Spunk", but said that he preferred it to "Never Mind the Bollocks".
Some Sex Pistols fans agree with McLaren and producer Dave Goodman that the raw versions of the songs on "Spunk" are superior to the officially released ones, particularly since "Spunk" is a faithful reproduction of the original Sex Pistols line-up's live sound. The album also features the bass-lines of Glen Matlock, which were not reproduced when guitarist Steve Jones took over bass duties for the recording of "Never Mind the Bollocks".
A tape of part or all of "Spunk" had been played to Tony Parsons as early as March 1977, and became the subject of his NME article, "Blank Nuggets in the UK", which described the recordings as if they represented an imminent debut album release.
3. Feelings (Aka No Feelings)
4. Just Me (Aka I Wanna Be Me)
6. Nookie (Aka Anarchy in the UK)
7. No Future (Aka God Save the Queen)
9. Lots of Fun (Aka Pretty Vacant)
11. Who Was It (Alias EMI)
12. Looking for a Kiss (Aka New York)