Holidays In The Sun

Holidays In The Sun (The Sex Pistols)

  • 05 Oct 13:14
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"Holidays in the Sun" is a song by the English punk rock band The Sex Pistols. It was released on 14 October 1977 as the fourth and final single from their only album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. A number eight chart hit in the UK, the single proved to be the last from the group as a whole for 30 years. Steve Jones and Paul Cook would record one more single, "No One Is Innocent" with Ronnie Biggs as the band imploded, and Vicious would record solo covers of "My Way" and "Somethin' Else" under the Pistols name.

The song was inspired by a trip to the Channel Island of Jersey, "We tried our Holiday In The Sun in the isle of Jersey and that didn't work. They threw us out." That trip was followed by a couple of weeks spent in Berlin. Although they described the city as "raining and depressing," they were relieved to get away from London. Said John Lydon, "Being in London at the time made us feel like we were trapped in a prison camp environment. There was hatred and constant threat of violence. The best thing we could do was to go set up in a prison camp somewhere else. Berlin and its decadence was a good idea. The song came about from that. I loved Berlin. I loved...

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