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Sex Pistols connection

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:35 pm
by callous_little_bleeder
1.) All Pistols members were big fans of the show apparently, especially Sid.

2.) Captain Sensible of The Damned once identified Johnny Rotten's voice as being uncannily similar to Albert Steptoe. "We were all waiting for this big album (Never Mind The Bollocks) and what do we get? Old man Steptoe and his band!"

3.) During the infamous ITV Bill Grundy interview from 1976, guitarist Steve Jones says, "you dirty old man" before calling the host a "f**king rotter."

4.) In the Sex Pistols film The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle, Steve Jones (again) pays a visit to a fictional child rapist record boss, who is imprisoned in a cage. He climbs on top, ruffles his hair, and repeats more emphatically like Harold, "you dirty old man!!!"

Punk was huge in the wake of Steptoe & Son, especially with the 1978 repeats on the BBC. In fact, I would even go as far to say that Derek & Clive's (Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore) records were inspired in a slight capacity to the scum humour born from Galton and Simpson.

Anyone else clock this?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:51 pm
by NSteptoe
I've always loved the Sex Pistols, they're my favorite band. I think it's very cool that my favorite band got inspired by one of my favorite shows. When I watched Steptoe & Son and heard Harold yelling at his father "You dirty old man!!" I thought about Steve right away!

I love Derek & Clive as well, they're my heroes. 8)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:59 pm
by callous_little_bleeder
Click for video. 1:08 is the mark.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:42 am
by Karl
The pistols are the B******S! my fave album ever! take away all the hype and just listen to the album,a classic piece of rock n roll!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:48 pm
by PhilGlass
I can understand this.

Steptoe was to comedy what the Pistols were to music - Steptoe WAS anarchic at the time, a big two fingers to society's rules.

I wonder which of the Steptoes would have been the sex pistols fan? Harold or Albert??... I can imagine Albert swapping all Harold's scratchy classical records for Sex Pisols ALbums... lol

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:08 pm
by callous_little_bleeder
Karl wrote:The pistols are the B******S! my fave album ever! take away all the hype and just listen to the album,a classic piece of rock n roll!

Quite agree. Easily my favourite album of all-time.

PhilGlass wrote:I wonder which of the Steptoes would have been the sex pistols fan? Harold or Albert?

Going by this picture, definitely Albert. 8)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:51 pm
by NSteptoe
callous_little_bleeder wrote:
Karl wrote:The pistols are the B******S! my fave album ever! take away all the hype and just listen to the album,a classic piece of rock n roll!

Quite agree. Easily my favourite album of all-time.

PhilGlass wrote:I wonder which of the Steptoes would have been the sex pistols fan? Harold or Albert?

Going by this picture, definitely Albert. 8)


It's my all time favourite album as well. All the songs on it are excellent.

That's a great pic, Brett. Love it!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:12 pm
by Archie
I was a secret Pistols fan - if I went home with one of their albums (no CD's back then) mum would have gone mad :oops:

Derek & Clive are another favourite even today I have to hide 'The Horn' DVD as mum cleans the house.

47 year old and I still have to hide risque things :oops:

Love the bit about Lord Longford :) :)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:45 pm
by PhilGlass
Archie wrote:47 year old and I still have to hide risque things :oops:


You dirty old man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:24 pm
by callous_little_bleeder
Archie wrote:Love the bit about Lord Longford :) :)

"I reckon it's the way he does his hair..." :D

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:16 pm
by NSteptoe
callous_little_bleeder wrote:
Archie wrote:Love the bit about Lord Longford :) :)

"I reckon it's the way he does his hair..." :D


He's so f*cking fanciable, that Longford. :D

I think I know every word, I don't know how many times I've been listening to that tape. lol.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:24 pm
by callous_little_bleeder
Another probable reason why the Sex Pistols loved the show so much is that guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook both grew up in Shepherd's Bush. I just thought of that now.

Also, I do believe John Lydon once said in Q magazine that his family lived in two rooms with an outside toilet, "very much in a Steptoe & Son world."

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:28 am
by Karl
NSteptoe wrote:
callous_little_bleeder wrote:
Archie wrote:Love the bit about Lord Longford :) :)

"I reckon it's the way he does his hair..." :D


He's so f*cking fanciable, that Longford. :D

I think I know every word, I don't know how many times I've been listening to that tape. lol.


you can't beat a bit of Derek & Clive-"Dolly,get a polaroid of that!!".
absolutely mental comedy,i think i know all the words too..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:13 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
It's no surprise theres loads of punk fans here despite what was a commonly misinterpreted
and misreported theme: that punk was* utterly antithetical to popular culture.
Those interested in the scene this side of the pond once upon a time, might enjoy:

(editing post; better & more current titles to follow...)

All essential, historic video documents in spite of the occasional teeth grinding flaw.
Wouldn't be punk without flaws though would it? It'd be MTV....talk about teeth grinding.
A few minutes watching that homogenized tripe and you'll end up with a smile like Albert's :roll:.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:36 pm
by Archie
Now despite being in her 60's 'Blondie' the Queen of Punk is back in the charts :o

Do they still have the Charts - it used to be based on the sales of 45 records in my day :?