I was just reading through this old copy of Music week the other day (like you do ) and came across this interesting article from 1977 regarding the display of the “obscene” Sex Pistols album “Never mind the bollocks ” in shop windows. It occurred that a Virgin shop in Nottingham was actually charged under the 1889 indecent advertising act and had an album confiscated by the police. I bet, at the time, Richard Branson was lapping this up, I mean you couldn’t buy that sort of publicity , could you? Certainly beats having to jump from planes, go round the world in balloons and into space in rockets to get a mention in the news!
What a load of Bollocks
To find out more https://www.acc.umu.se/~samhain/summerofhate/courtcase.html
Welcome to Rascal Records
My name is Ripley Ripley and I am a Market Trader. The first rule of being a market trader in South Molton is: you always talk about being a market trader in South Molton. The second rule of being a market trader in South Molton is: you ALWAYS talk about being a market trader in South Molton.! Third rule is: When it’s 1 o’clock the markets over. Fourth rule: only two entrances to the market. Fifth rule: one record playing at a time . Sixth rule: No fighting between customers and traders, definitely no weapons. Seventh rule: Market goes on till 1pm (it’s a point worth repeating). And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at South Molton Pannier market – then you have to BUY SOMETHING.”
Please note – Smoking is not permitted in South Molton Market therefore Brad Pitt would not be allowed in as a trader or a customer (not sure but this may be the ninth rule )
This is my first post and this is me …
I’m Ripley Ripley ceo of Rascal Records ( South Molton) and head of marketing, IT, Sales and distribution. I’m also known as Adrian and I’m the guy who sets up the Record market stall every Thursday at South Molton Pannier Market where I sell 12″ singles and LPS from 8am till 1pm.