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Chris Claridge | Managing Director

  Album | Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks

It’s February 1978, I’m 14 and arriving at a new school. The first thing I hear is this album blaring on the 3rd form common room record player. That was in the U.K. and I’d just arrived from Christchurch, New Zealand which was officially 5 years behind the rest of the world. Life would never be the same again and “Never Mind the Bollocks” served me well through high school.

When I returned to New Zealand in 1980 I was amused to find that the album was still considered to be new. As a bonus being able to name-check punk rock bands kept me on the good side of the punk rockers and saved me from physical damage over a number of years.



Chris Claridge