Video: New Sex Pistols scenes in Holidays promo
The Sex Pistols’ classic track Holidays in the Sun has been given a video 35 years on, with collaborator Julien Temple compiling the promo from previously unseen footage.
It marks the limited-edition anniversary box set of Never Mind The Bollocks, due out on September 24.
The clip shows the band visiting the Berlin Wall, an experience which inspired frontman Johnny Rotten to write the lyrics. He said: “Berlin was a very different town then. It was like that scene in Apocalypse Now when they go up the river and they see the flares and the party going on, all the soldiers on acid.
“That’s what Berlin was like, with a chaotic war-zone wrapped around it. The Communists were looking in on this adventure playground. Quite mental.”
Temple says: “The live performance was shot in Penzance in September 1977 using one camera. It shows the extraordinary captivating quality of the band at the time.
“There was shock in the room, it was hypnotising, contagious, and unfolded right in front of you. The Pistols arrived unannounced and the audience couldn’t believe what they were getting.”