Anarchy in the U.K.


Anarchy in the U.K.

Infobox Single |
Name = Anarchy in the U.K.


Artist = Sex Pistols
from Album = Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
B-side = "I Wanna Be Me"
Released = November 26, 1976
October 1 2007 (30th anniversary re-issue)
Format = 7" single
Recorded = October 17, 1976
B-side recorded = July 13, 1976
Genre = Punk rock
Anarcho-punk
Length = 3:31
B-side length = 3:12
Label = EMI
Producer = Chris Thomas, Bill Price
Reviews =
Last single =
This single = "Anarchy in the UK"
(1976)
Next single = "God Save the Queen"
(1977)

"Anarchy in the U.K." is the title of the first single by Sex Pistols, released on November 26 1976. It was the second UK punk rock single, preceded by The Damned's "New Rose."Fact|date=January 2008

Information

The single was the only Sex Pistols recording released by EMI, and reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart before EMI dropped the group on January 6 1977, a month after the televised Bill Grundy incident. The song later appeared on the album "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols". The song's lyrics espouse a nihilistic and violent concept of anarchy. The lyrics mention several political/paramilitary organizations prominent at the time, comparing them to the UK: the MPLA, the UDA, and the IRA.

"Anarchy in the U.K." was number 53 on "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list. [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/6595898/anarchy_in_the_uk Anarchy in the U.K. : Rolling Stone ] ] In 2007 the surviving members (not including Glen Matlock) re-recorded "Anarchy in the U.K." for the video game "" because the masters could not be found. [ [http://www.spin.com/features/news/2007/09/070926_rotten_ghero/ Sex Pistols Re-Record 'Anarchy' for Guitar Hero; Grohl at Zeppelin's 'Beck and Call' | Spin Magazine Online ] ]

Track listing

A-side: "Anarchy in the U.K."
B-side: "I Wanna Be Me"

Megadeth cover

Infobox Single
Name = Anarchy in the UK


Caption = German release cover
Artist = Megadeth
from Album = So Far, So Good... So What!
Released = 1988
Recorded =
Genre = Thrash metal
Length =
Label = Capitol
Writer =
Producer =
Last single = "Wake Up Dead"
(1986)
This single = "Anarchy in the UK"
(1988)
Next single = "Mary Jane"
(1988)|

Anarchy in the UK was covered by American thrash metal band Megadeth for their third album "So Far, So Good... So What!", released in 1988.

As the song was written with incorrect lyrics, Dave Mustaine stated that he could not understand Johnny Rotten's singing, so he made up the parts he could not understand. The song's music video is a simply-styled cartoon featuring political figures. Steve Jones played second solo of this song.

Track listing versions

;flag|USA 7" Edition
#"Anarchy in the UK"
#"Liar" ;flag|UK 12" Edition
#"Anarchy in the UK"
#"Liar"
#"502";flag|Germany 12" Edition
#"Anarchy in the UK"
#"Good Mourning/Black Friday" (live)
#"Devil's Island" (live)

Personnel

* Dave Mustaine - guitar, lead vocals
* Jeff Young - guitar
* David Ellefson - bass, backing vocals
* Chuck Behler - drumswith:
* Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) - guitar solo

Green Jellÿ cover

Infobox Single
Name = Anarchy in the UK


Caption =
Artist = Green Jellÿ
from Album = Cereal Killer Soundtrack
Released = 1993
Recorded =
Genre = Comedy metal
Length =
Label = Zoo Entertainment
Writer =
Producer =
Last single = "Three Little Pigs"
(1992)
This single = "Anarchy in the UK"
(1993)
Next single = "Electric Harley House (Of Love)"
(1993)|

Anarchy in the UK was covered by American comedy metal band Green Jellÿ.

Green Jellÿ's is a parody cover of the original. This version takes the original song and combines it with The Flintstones references. Although the songs proper title is "Anarchy in the UK," it was originally titled "Anarchy in Bedrock" on Green Jellÿ's (Then Green Jellö's) "Triple Live Möther Gööse at Budokan" album.

William Hanna and Joseph Barbera took offence to this version and to Green Jelly mocking The Flintstones, but later relented, as this version was featured on the soundtrack to The Flintstones film that was released in 1994.

Track listing versions

#"Anarchy In The UK" - 3:29
#"Three Little Pigs (Blowin Down The House Mix)" - 6:34
#"Green Jellÿ Theme Song" - 2:15

Personnel

*Danny Carey - Drums
*Bill Tutton, Rootin' Bloomquist - Bass
*Marc Levinthal, Steven Shenar, Bernie Peaks - Guitar
*Bill Manspeaker, Joe Cannizzaro, Gary Helsinger, Greg Raynard, and Maynard James Keenan - Vocalists
*Kim O'Donnell and Caroline Jester - Back-Up Vocalists, Floor Tom Drummers

elected list of recorded versions

;"The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle"A French version called "L'Anarchie pour l'UK" was part of the soundtrack to the film, "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle".;Mötley Crüe
Mötley Crüe covered the song on their 1991 album "Decade of Decadence", with USA-centric lyric changes and some vulgar language.;Tito Larriva
Tito Larriva covered the song in the 2000 film "Million Dollar Hotel".;Caroline O'Connor
Caroline O'Connor performed an Edith Piaf-esque cover of the song on the Australian music quiz show Spicks and Specks.;Anna Tsuchiya
Anna Tsuchiya covered the song in Nana Best, NANA OST (a TV anime).;"Extasy Summit '91 at Nippon Budokan"Anarchy in the U.K." was also covered in 1991, by a joint concert in Japan, called Extasy Summit '91 at Nippon Budokan. Bands included were X Japan, Luna Sea, and Tokyo Yankees.;Public Image Ltd.
Public Image Ltd., Rotten's post-Sex Pistols project, have performed the song in concert.;The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain have released a concert DVD entitled "Anarchy in the Ukulele", featuring their own folk-rock version of the Sex Pistols' song.;Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias
Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, cover "Anarchy in the U.K." in their inimitable style.;Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton performed an acoustic version of "Anarchy in the U.K." at the 2008 Mobile Jam Fest;The UkrainiansBritish group The Ukrainians sing a Ukrainian language version of the song on their 2002 Respublika album

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