190 – The Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant (1977)
Written by Cook/Jones/Matlock/Rotten
Produced by Chris Thomas, Bill Price and Dave Goodman
Label – Virgin
There’s an argument (that I concur with) that the demise of The Sex Pistols began with the departure of bass player Glen Matlock in February 1977. His songwriting contribution was vital, and 10 of the 12 tracks on “Never Mind The Bollocks…” are co-credited to him. “Pretty Vacant” is three minutes of sheer adrenaline pumping genius, an iconic intro, and a trademark sneering lyric from Johnny Rotten.