Sex Pistols kick off London residency

Plus John Lydon takes aim at Malcolm Mclaren's jungle adventure

Sex Pistols played the first night of their run at Brixton Academy last night (November 8).

Playing underneath a flag proclaiming ‘California Republic’, the group began with ‘Pretty Vacant’, following it with tracks including ‘Feelings’, ‘Bodies’ and ‘Holidays In The Sun’.

The predominately male audience were in high spirits throughout, answering back to singer John Lydon and even calling him “a fat bastard”.

“I’m a fat bastard in the best of British tradition!” countered Lydon, who also ticked off crowd members attempting to invade the stage.

Halfway through the show, a backdrop of rows of stamps featuring the infamous safety-pinned queen descended behind the otherwise plain stage and the group launched into ‘God Save The Queen’.

“Did you hear that Malcolm Mclaren is going on ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here?’ I warned you about that arsehole,” said Lydon, as the crowd booed.

The best reception of the night was reserved for ‘Anarchy In The UK’, throughout which the crowd sang back the whole of the song to the band.

The band are still set to play:

London Brixton Academy (November 9, 10, 12, 14)

Manchester MEN (17)

Glasgow SECC (18)