God Save the Queen, Sex Pistols (1977)

rongreezy:

Check out this interesting little piece of music history on The Sex Pistols and their heavily banned single “God Save The Queen” from 1977. The Pistols rode the wave of punk rock sweeping England in the late 70s and made one of their greatest and most polarizing musical statements with this song, released the year of Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Anniversary. It actually brings to mind some of the more recent censorship battles we’ve seen in music with Rick Ross and Tyler the Creator, but this is definitely more in line with what some of the members of the band Pussy Riot are going through over in Russia. I wouldn’t mind seeing an entire documentary on this musical history moment, being that I’m becoming more and more enthralled with the era of punk rock and everything it did in the late 70s.

Originally posted on Library of Eve:

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On 30 April 2013 something very important occurred. At least if you are Dutch, that is. The reigning monarch of The Netherlands, Queen Beatrix, abdicated allowing her son King Willem-Alexander to take the throne. Amazingly, he is the first King of The Netherlands for 123 years. And how do you feel about this, Inge Bosman, asked the Calgary Herald.

“Well at least one person got a job”

Inge has a point. Unemployment in The Netherlands is on the rise, currently sitting at 6.4%. (See article at: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Gallery+Royalty+from+around+world+coronation+Netherlands+King+Willem+Alexander/8315041/story.html

Somethings stay the same. In 1977 the Sex Pistols were so pissed off at the lack of opportunity for people in Britain’s lower classes they wrote the song ‘God Save the Queen,’ for the Queen’s silver jubilee.

God Save the Queen

God save the Queen
The fascist regime,
They made you a moron
A potential H-bomb.

God…

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