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Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious (May 10, 1957February 2, 1979), born John Simon Ritchie-Beverly, was an English punk-rock musician who was bass player for the Sex Pistols.

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  • I'm not vicious really. I consider myself kind-hearted. I love my mum.
    • Daily Mirror, June 11, 1977, as reported in Fred Vermorel, Judy Vermorel, Sex Pistols: The Inside Story (1987), p. 169.
  • I'll probably die by the time I reach 25. But I'll have lived the way I wanted to.
    • Daily Mirror, June 11, 1977, as reported in Fred Vermorel, Judy Vermorel, Sex Pistols: The Inside Story (1987), p. 169.
  • Well, you know, like, I don't really give a fuck what the general public think.
    • Reported in Julien Temple, The Filth and the Fury: The Sex Pistols (2000), p. 104.
  • American audiences are just the same as anybody else. Except a bit more boring.
    • Reported in Julien Temple, The Filth and the Fury: The Sex Pistols (2000), p. 207.
  • The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his, like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance.
    • On leaving the Sex Pistols; reported in Julien Temple, The Filth and the Fury: The Sex Pistols (2000), p. 207.
  • You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you've got music.
    • Reported in Jon Savage, England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond (2001), p. 220.
  • We had a death pact. I have to keep my half of the bargain. Please bury me next to my baby in my leather jacket, jeans and motor cycle boots. Goodbye.
    • Reported in George Gimarc, Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock, 1970-1982 (2005), p 183.
  • All I did was cash in on the fact that I'm good-looking and I have a good figure and girls like me.
    • Reported in Stephen Colegrave, Chris Sullivan, Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution (2005), p. 306.
  • I'm not chic, I could never be chic. I was in it from its inception.
    • Reported in Stephen Colegrave, Chris Sullivan, Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution (2005), p. 306.

About Sid ViciousEdit

  • Everybody wanted to be with Sid, but unfortunately he came with Nancy. She was unbelievably thick-skinned, one of the most unlikable people I've met. Everybody could see through her, except Sid.
  • As soon as (Sid) realised how much everyone hated Nancy, man, he stuck to her like a stamp to a letter. That´s why he was called "Sid": he hated the name Sid, so everyone called him Sid. That´s what that whole scene was about. But when we got fucked up, he got very violent actually. He was shooting speed before he met Nancy, and when she got him into dope it was a very easy switch to make; then it was all over for him. He`d never been with a woman before, where she had that kind of control over him... Nancy was an opportunist. I'm not even going to say whether I liked her or not, but she had a negative effect on Sid and he didn't need that.

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