I eventually realized that the music will overcome, regardless of the alleged rules and regulations that were always being thrown at us. Ultimately, the Sex Pistols created the defining clarion call for punk mayhem. And around the time Never Mind the Bollocks came out on October 28th, , the band caused chaos as much as it inspired anarchy. Its singles were blacked out on the British charts, a record store manager was arrested and charged with obscenity for displaying the album cover, and the band — banned all over England — had to tour undercover as S.
It was written after the group's contract with record label EMI had been terminated on 6 January after only three months, following the publicity storm caused by their appearance on the Today programme in December The song mocks the label for wanting to cash in on the growing punk phenomenon and sign the band, only to drop them when the group's antics damaged the label's reputation. Paste called the song "the group's middle finger salute aimed at the record industry and label that fired them out of fear of their lyric content".