Pretty Vacant

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"Pretty Vacant"
Single by Sex Pistols
from the album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
B-side"No Fun"
Released1 July 1977 (UK)
27 October 1977 (US)
15 October 2007 (30th anniversary re-issue)
GenrePunk rock
LabelVirgin (UK)
Warner (US)
Songwriter(s)Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock
Producer(s)Chris Thomas, Bill Price, Dave Goodman
Sex Pistols singles chronology
"God Save the Queen"
"Pretty Vacant"
"Holidays in the Sun"

"Pretty Vacant" is a song by the English punk rock band The Sex Pistols. It was released in 1977, as the third single from their album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.

The song is infamous for vocalist John Lydon's phrasing of the word "vacant", emphasizing the last syllable making it sound like the vulgar word "cunt".[1]

The B-side is a cover of The Stooges' "No Fun" which they played on the spot without a proper rehearsal.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jon Savage, England's Dreaming. Sex Pistols and Punk Rock. London, Faber and Faber, 1991 0-571-16791-8, p. 378.