I'm going to address this post in sections, because so much is wrong with it that it's necessary for me to do so. Also, before we get too far into this, I'm going to state up front that personally, I don't really care for The Sex Pistols' music.
What....? How can one of the first punk bands EVER be the symbol for "fake punk?" Other than the Ramones, The Sex Pistols were one of the first punk bands, and the first punk band in England.
|they were just trying to cash in on the movement of people willing to pay for it. their approach and ethos was absolutely calculated to do so. "putting the genre in the spotlight" sure, but how much is that worth? what they paved the way for is shit, really-- they're kinda universally known as one of the big bands to be so superficial so I'd say they paved the way for Hot Topic shit and artists who don't even really like their own music as opposed to anything worthwhile|
First of all, punk rock is never about money. People who want to be famous and get rich don't say, "Hey, we should start a punk band!" Go up to any random person on the street and I guarantee they've never even heard of Sid Vicious or Johnny Rotten. In the mid 1970's, the economy in England was absolute shit and people were fed up with the Royal Family. People were angry. So they got together and wrote punk songs about how pissed they were. Just listen to God Save The Queen or Anarchy In The UK.
|that being said, Never Mind The Bollocks has a few fun singles on it, though its entirety is pretty ehhh|
I don't know why people ignore actual worthwhile albums from that era in favor of acclaiming the sex pistols (wipers, husker du, flipper, black flag, negative approach, void, faith, ugh too many)
Never Mind The Bollocks, musically, is a horrible album BUT, one cannot deny the fact that it is one of the most influential punk albums of all time. People do not "ignore actual worthwhile albums from that era." All of the bands you mentioned came after The Sex Pistols and were more than likely influenced by The Sex Pistols. Just give credit were credit is due.