Steve Jones on Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

It’s an album that was so bizarre for these 19, 20-year-olds to do in the structure of the songs. It’s just one of them classic albums, if you will. I’m not pumping myself up. But it’s a bizarre record. We didn’t go for like, ‘We need to write a hit song for the record company.’ There was none of that. But there’s a lot of catchy bits in some of the songs. I don’t know. It’s just a really weird album.

When I do listen to it, I love it.

I do like the sound of it.

The highlight of my Sex Pistols career was recording the album.

That’s when I had the most fun and could be the most creative. And Chris Thomas allowed me to be creative and Bill Price to get the best out of me, ’cause literally I’d only been playing a year. And I don’t know. It’s quite extraordinary it turned out the way it did.

Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones looks back in timeRolling Stone