Live & Loud
The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they lasted just two-and-a-half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they were one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music, initiated a punk movement in the United Kingdom, and inspired many later punk and alternative rock musicians. The first incarnation of the Sex Pistols included singer Johnny Rotten, lead guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bass player Glen Matlock. Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious early in 1977. Under the management of Malcolm McLaren, a visual artist, performer, clothes designer and boutique owner, the band provoked controversies that garnered a significant amount of publicity. Live and Loud!! is a series of live albums released by the British label Link Records. The label started releasing live albums by punk bands under the name Live and Loud!! in 1987 and released them through 1992. In 1989, the label started releasing live albums by rockabilly/psychobilly bands under the name Live and Rockin', and released them through 1990. Prior to 1989, the albums were exclusively released on vinyl. Many were released on CD later on, with some being released on vinyl and CD simultaneously.