Glen Matlock & The Philistines – On Something

Onetime Pistol's third solo LP. Oh dear...

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It’s hard not to feel a little sympathy for The Sex Pistols’ original bassist. Ridiculed by the rest of the band for his haircut, love of melody and white-collar background?and vilified by history, essentially for not being Sid Vicious?Matlock has had quite a burden to bear. On the evidence presented here, rehabilitation isn’t gonna happen any time soon. On Something is a grim trudge across pub-rock terrain, each relentlessly chugging, jukebox-composite tune done further disservice by Matlock’s flat, nasal tones. Whither the talent that magicked up “Pretty Vacant”?

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