Sid burst upon the scene in 1977 when he was drafted in by Johnny Rotten to replace Glen Matlock in the Sex Pistols. Glen had fallen out with the others. The irony was that Glen could play and Sid couldn’t. But he was John’s friend and he looked good. Besides – it was Punk. All you needed was attitude.
Having said that the Sex Pistols were not only a breath of fresh air but Johnny wrote some amazing songs.
Sid didn’t last long. He rapidly entangled himself with Nancy Spungen and heroin and ended up probably murdering her and killing himself with a overdose.
I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.
I think a lot of the attitude was fabricated. He was a good looking lad out of his depth. The violence and attitude was a cover. He was quite mild mannered really.
I just cash in on the fact that I’m good looking, and I’ve got a nice figure and girls like me.
That was the problem. He didn’t have a lot of talent – just attitude.
I’m not vicious really. I consider myself to be kindhearted. I love my mum.
His mum supplied him with heroin!
You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’re got music.
Hmmmm – probably the problem. There’s a bit more to it than that. The novelty wears off.
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