Kasabian: ”God Save The Queen’ is still relevant today’

Serge Pizzorno encourages fans to send Sex Pistols to Number One

Kasabian are backing the campaign to get Sex Pistols’God Save The Queen’ to Number One, insisting the track is as relevant today as it was when first released in 1977.

NME.COM is running a campaign to send the record back to Number One this 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.

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.

Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno has told NME.COM he’ll be among those trying to get the single into the Top Ten, declaring it is still a strong influence on bands today.

“I’m going to be buying a few copies. I think it’s a great idea to try to get it back to Number One,” he declared.

“It deserves it. It’s an amazing song, you just feel really strong and pumped up after you’ve been listening to it,” added Pizzorno. “We always have it on in the dressing room before gigs, we listen to it just before going onstage. I’m backing the campaign!”

Join the campaign to send Sex Pistols’God Save The Queen’ to Number One. 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.