Sex Pistols: God Save the Queen (2002, dance mix)

 |   |  <1 min read

Sex Pistols: God Save the Queen (2002, dance mix)

One of the more confusing and alarming posters I saw in Britain in 2012 was on a wall in Dover. It was this one, a DJ celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee -- and given the massive unemployment and fragile economic conditions, I couldn't help but reflect on that earlier Jubilee year when the young people of Britain (a significant number anyway) exploded with rage about the banners and bunting.

If you were young you had nothing to celebrate, there was "no future" as Johnny Rotten spat out on God Save the Queen.

Ah well, different and perhaps more complacent times. Who knows?

It just struck me that a night of dance and celebrating the monarchy -- especially in Dover which didn't seem to be bright and bustling, on the contrary -- was an anachronism.

But then again, in 2002 Neil Barnes -- with permission -- delivered this nine minute remix of the Pistol's classic song of rage and bile.

I wonder if they played at the Escape (hmmm) in Margate on the night? 

For more one-offs, oddities or songs with an interesting backstory see From the Vaults

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

Mark Dinning: Top Forty, News, Weather and Sports (1961)

Mark Dinning: Top Forty, News, Weather and Sports (1961)

The rather sad Mark Dinning has appeared at From the Vaults previously because he was the voice on the great death ballad Teen Angel of '59 which had been written by his sister Jean. That's a... > Read more

Howard Tate: Keep Cool (1972)

Howard Tate: Keep Cool (1972)

In this column about shameful record covers I'm proud to own, I noted you should never judge Eastern European -- or bellydance -- albums by their covers. They are often an afterthought and the... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF OSLO, PART THREE (2017): Operaen; The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF OSLO, PART THREE (2017): Operaen; The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

In the first two parts of this brief series about the architecture of Oslo, we looked at the new developments in the Barcode area and around the Renzo Piano-designed Astrup-Fearnley Museum of... > Read more

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . RAY CATHODE: Electronic pioneer or just another knob twiddler?

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . RAY CATHODE: Electronic pioneer or just another knob twiddler?

In the encyclopedias of electronic music one name stands out for its absence, that of the British experimenter, producer and musician Ray Cathode who, in the very early Sixties, made two... > Read more