Monday, July 2, 2018

The Final Curtain




On July 2, 1978 Sid Vicious's piss take cover of "My Way" entered the UK charts at #18. Vicious changed some of the lyrics that made Frank Sinatra famous. For instance, instead of "My friend, I'll say it clear", he sings "You cunt, I'm not a queer". The song was recorded for The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle, a mockumentary directed by Julian Temple, and ends with Vicious shooting the audience.



In three and a half months, Vicious would be arrested by New York City police, charged with the murder of Nancy Spungen. Four months after that, he would die, overdosing on heroin.




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