October 11, 2007 12:00

Kate Nash: 'Sex Pistols got me through my boring Saturday job'

'Foundations' singer wants to buy 'God Save The Queen' this week

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Kate Nash has told NME.COM that the Sex Pistols saved her from the boring Saturday job she did before breaking through with ’Foundations’.

The singer was speaking as she backed efforts to send the band’s anthem ’God Save The Queen’ back into the UK singles charts (October 11) this week, 30 years after it was cheated out of the Number One spot.

“I’m a massive fan of the Pistols,” explained Nash. “I got into punk when I was 17. I used to listen to it on the way to work. I did all these rubbish jobs so I’d listen to it and get into this really foul mood before I went in just to give them attitude. It was great, it was how I got through it all.”

NME.COM is backing a campaign to send the record back to Number One next week after it was cheated out of the top spot 30 years ago.

’God Save The Queen’ was denied its rightful place at Number One because the authorities feared the punk anthem would spoil the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977.

Nash added that she thought it was great to get the song back into the charts.

“I’m backing the campaign a hundred percent! Fucking yeah!” she declared. “It would be wicked if it went to number one. I’ll post a bulletin on my Myspace page and try to get everyone involved.”

We want to right that wrong and are encouraging everyone to buy the record this week (from October 8) as the track is reissued on vinyl.

Either head down the record shop now or you can buy it from 7digital.com or other downloaders like iTunes.

Join the campaign to send Sex Pistols’God Save The Queen’ into the charts. Let us know what you think of the track by sending your thoughts to news@nme.com with Pistols as the subject and we’ll print the best.

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