It seems strange that a piece of vinyl by veteran punks The Sex Pistols would be fetching off-the-charts prices, but as Dangerous Minds points out, that seems to be the case. According to editors at Record Collector magazine, a rare pressing of one of the band’s most iconic songs “God Save the Queen” has gone on sale for £10,000, or roughly $16,000.
The website said that the record is so collectable because The Sex Pistols were dropped by the record label A&M. In turn, they destroyed the printed batch of “God Save the Queen” singles, with very few of them making it out in one piece.
The record is on sale at a collectors website called 991.com, and you can take a look at it here. The description on the website is as follows:
SEX PISTOLS God Save The Queen (Well, this certainly shouldn’t need any introduction. Quite simply, a MINT unplayed copy of the legendary withdrawn 1977 UK original A&M 7” b/w No Feelings, in the A&M company sleeve. Obtained from an ex-industry source with impeccable credentials, this is not only one of the rarest records in existence but is certainly the most sought after and no serious record collection is complete without it, regardless of your thoughts on the band or indeed the music itself. A period piece of punk/musical/social/history. I hope this goes to someone who will love and cherish it as much as i would. Be quick before the original reluctant seller wants to buy it back…)