Various Artists – Sex:Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die

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Twenty sides culled from the jukebox of SEX, the iniquitous Kings Road clothes store and Sex Pistols hang-out run by Malcolm McClaren and Vivienne Westwood. Hailed by compiler Marco Pirroni, SEX regular and former Ants guitarist, as “music by outcasts for outcasts”, this selection ranges from the late ’50s to the mid-’70s, from ’60s garage classics by the likes of The Castaways, The Strangeloves, and The Sonics’ brutally raucous take on “Have Love Will Travel”, to rock’n’roll gems such as Vince Taylor’s killer “Brand New Cadillac”, later covered by both The Clash and the Pistols, Johnny Hallyday’s “Joue Pas De Rock’n’Roll Pour Moi”, and Alice Cooper’s “Eighteen”, to which it is said Johnny Rotten auditioned for the Pistols using a shower head as a mic while leaning against the shop jukebox. Being a freak never sounded so good.

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