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Albums That Shaped Me: 1. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks

Posted by Matthew Davies on

Choosing 10 albums that shaped me so not necessarily the ten favourites which shift like the sands anyway.

First off has got be Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’. Hearing this at 12 in 1979 was an absolute revolution in my head. Music had all been largely nice and poppy until I heard this - the anger and the energy just blew all the childish cobwebs away and fed directly into a growing sense of teenage angst. The day ‘shit got real’. Don’t listen to it much nowadays but when I do or hear any of the singles, it still sounds big and dangerous. The crunching jackboots at the start of ‘ Holidays in the Sun’ and we’re off...     

- Matt Davies                     

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