Cash Pussies – The Label 1979

99% Is Shit

Cash Flow

The ghost of Sid Vicious telling it like it is, with help from Alex Ferguson (ex Alternative TV, soon to become a member of Alternative TV again, and near to becoming a Psychic TV founder). Diana Rich (pretty girl on the rear of the sleeve) banging on about ‘London town where the Jews all pray’ (not sure of the relevance of that line, perhaps a dig at McClaren or the media perhaps?) over a power pop backing. All organised and paid for by McClaren school buddies Fred and Judy Vermorel, authors of the first Sex Pistols biography ‘The Inside Story’. Cash Pussies were engineered by Dave Goodman, engineer of the original line up Sex Pistols, studio sessions, that eventually produced the much loved ‘Spunk’ bootleg in mid 1977.

The track ‘Cash Flow’ I think is the superior of the two, if this was released as the ‘a’ side in 1979 it would have been massive i.e. top 10 baby…but anyway, knock yourself out…try both of them!

  1. Chris Low
    Chris Low
    January 19, 2008 at 3:18 am

    this is such a ‘memories’ record for me. remember me and my mate bunking off school to go and get it from the local record shop as we’d been told there was “a new sid vicious single out”. and although that wasn’t the case I loved it and played it to death.

    alex fergusson is a top bloke too, and a brilliant guitarist. used to bump into him and had a few drinks when he was running stalls in camden.

    think this came out around the same time as another amazing – and also ‘vicious related’ record – ‘sid did it’ by ‘nazis against fascism’ which fused some amazing, nasty lyrics to a very steve jones-esque backing. Glorious stuff!

  2. Steve
    January 19, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    I used to see a bloke who looked incredibly like Alex Fergusson manning a clothes stall on Charing Cross Rd in the late 80s/early 90s every day on my way to Tottenham Court Rd tube. I always meant to ask him if he was indeed AF but the notion seemed so bizarre I never did. Now I’m beginning to think it *was* him. Typical.

  3. Nic
    January 19, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I could never find anything exciting about this record (apart from the “100% Punk” cover picture): Powerpop, indeed, but of the most pedestrian variety…

    I still have it somewhere, but it’s in the “store-at-bottom-of-old-wardrobe
    -in-spare-bedroom-in-case-I-change-my-mind” collection…

    I agree about Nazis Against Fascism though…
    Heathcote Williams wrote the lyrics>Williams appeared as Prospero in ‘The Tempest’ by Derek Jarman>Jarman featured Adam Ant in ‘Jubilee’>and the Ants are the link to KYPP…;)

    This single (and the ‘reply’ single by The Surgeons called ‘Sid Never Did It’) are available from this blog (along with some other great records):

  4. Chris Low
    Chris Low
    January 21, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Cheers for the link, Nic, some great stuff on there. been enjoying the Banshees bootleg.

  5. eggbut
    January 21, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Had the record when released, loved it. Lost it. Now found it again. Thank you

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