Mojo (UK)

“PEOPLE TELLING YOU WHAT YOU CAN

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and can’t say is unacceptab­le,” says John Lydon talking to MOJO’s Pat Gilbert for this issue’s piece that commemorat­es the watershed year of 1977. In many respects the battles fought by the Sex Pistols and Virgin Records following the release of Never Mind The Bollocks… bought us the freedoms we enjoy today. The question is: at what cost? Four decades on, we ask those who survived the punk wars to reflect on a 12-month period of anger, turbulence, provocatio­n, persecutio­n, and what Gaye Advert refers to as a revolt against “boringness”. Their remarkable story starts on page 72 and suggests that there is still much to be learnt from what went down. In more ways than one…

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