Sex Pistols crash Queen’s Jubilee again with new music video

God save the Queen – again.

The Sex Pistols have re-released their banned hit “God Save the Queen” ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum anniversary celebrations.

A new music video was cut from footage of the performance video shot by Julien Temple in the marquee in May 1977 and clips from the Thames boat party on Silver Jubilee Day in June of the same year.

It also includes exclusive footage of some of the band’s earliest, most important and influential female fans including Vivienne, Jordan, Debbie and Tracey, Catwoman and Helen of Troy.

The song, with the same title as the UK national anthem, was originally released in 1977 during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

Banned by the BBC and other major commercial radio stations for its anti-royal lyrics, the iconic punk song still managed to top the charts, reaching No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart – although some even speculated that the chart was changed to push the song from #1.

The song’s re-release comes just in time for this year’s platinum anniversary, which will see a four-day public holiday from June 2-5 to celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.

The Sex Pistols have also released the Pistol Mint Commemorative Coin to honor the Queen’s celebration. The nickel-plated coin features artist Jamie Reid’s Union Jack flag design on the obverse and a pierced lip of the Queen on the reverse.

Queen Elizabeth II’s reign is the longest that any monarch has reigned in Britain.

The song, with the same title as the UK national anthem, was originally released in 1977 during the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
The song, with the same title as the UK national anthem, was originally released in 1977 during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
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Despite the company’s harsh lyrics to “God Save the Queen,” Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) recently reiterated that the song isn’t aimed at the Queen as a person, but at the royal family as an institution.

“It’s anti-royalist, but not anti-human,” he told Piers Morgan. “I have to say to the world: everyone assumes that as a person I’m against the royal family, I’m not.”

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Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon reiterated that he loves his country and the royal family’s “pomp” but wants to criticize the system.
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“I just think if I’m paying my tax money to support this system, I should have a say in how it’s spent,” he explained. He told Morgan he loves the “splendour” and finds it a “shame” that “it may be the end of the monarchy because Prince Charles won’t be able to handle it.”

He even went so far as to congratulate the 96-year-old Queen on surviving so long.

"I'm really, really proud of the Queen for surviving and doing so well.  I applaud her for that and it's a fantastic achievement.  I'm not a miser" said John Lydon.
“I’m really, really proud of the Queen for surviving and doing so well. I applaud her for that and it’s a fantastic achievement. I’m not a curmudgeon,” said John Lydon.
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“I’m really, really proud of the Queen for surviving and doing so well. I applaud her for that and it’s a fantastic achievement. I’m not a curmudgeon,” Lydon said.

In addition to the royal celebration this weekend, the song’s re-release also coincides with the May 31 premiere of the TV series Pistol. The Hulu FX Miniseries is a biographical drama that follows the rise of the British pop-punk band’s revolutionary music and culture in the ’70s.

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Emma Bowman

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