Interview with a Sex Pistol: Glen Matlock


Glen Matlock, the original bassist of the Sex Pistols, took over Montreal's Pirhana Bar to play an acoustic set a couple of weeks ago. Glen is currently on the Acoustic Anarchy Tour with Scott Kempner from the Dictators.

The small venue was packed with younger and older fans. A tour-like Acoustic Anarchy drew a certain type of fan base, afan base that rocked tattoos, piercings, black clothes, spiked jackets and crazy hair. Despite their tough exteriors, the crowd embraced Glen when he walked up on stage. 

Glen's set included songs from his latest album, Born Running. He also played a couple of Sex Pistols songs, and most memorably he played Ambition, a song he wrote for Iggy Pop's album Soldier. He introduced the song with great pride saying it was the only song that he wrote entirely that Iggy put on the album. An extra amount of gusto was put into the words, "Don't lose your grip, don't lose ambition!" He finished the show with a rocking, acoustic duet with Scott that got the crowd charged with energy. 

After his set, Glen sat at a table along with his beautiful wife and met  any fan who approached to sign autographs and take pictures. He even took a few minutes to give us an interview.

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