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Filthy Lucre: 8 punk credit cards we'd like to see

Virgin Money have launched a series of credit cards bearing the artwork for Sex Pistols’ 1977 album, ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols’ and their single ‘Anarchy In The UK’.

Virgin boss Richard Branson – who signed the Sex Pistols to his label in 1977 – said in a statement: “When Virgin Money suggested celebrating Virgin’s unique music heritage by launching Sex Pistols credit cards, I thought it was a great idea. I was looking forward to seeing the classic Never Mind The Bollocks slogan loud and proud across our advertising. It’s fun, iconic and would certainly catch the eye.”

He adds: “Who would have thought the guy who brought you the Sex Pistols would own a bank?

Quite. All this punk rock consumerism got us thinking: which credit card designs would we like to see? It’ll be a chilly day in Hell before these would be manufactured…

Born in 1976 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Simon Young has been a music journalist for over twenty years. His fanzine, Hit A Guy With Glasses, enjoyed a one-issue run before he secured a job at Kerrang! in 1999. His writing has also appeared in Classic RockMetal HammerProg, and Planet Rock. His first book, So Much For The 30 Year Plan: Therapy? — The Authorised Biography is available via Jawbone Press.