‘Sex Pistols’ lyrics changed the world’

The Kooks' Luke Pritchard pays tribute to the punk pioneers

The KooksLuke Pritchard has paid tribute to the Sex Pistols, claiming the punk band changed the world with their lyrics.

The singer was speaking as he 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.

“The Sex Pistols were important not so much musically, it was more they had incredible lyrics,” declared Pritchard. “They changed the world at the time, I suppose, in a way. So if they make it to Number One then good luck to them, man.”

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.

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.