3rd August 2005
Filming 'Death by excess' for Sky1
Filming was completed during July 2005 for the Sid Vicious episode of 'Death By Excess' a series shown on Sky1, each episode detailing how the excessive lifestyle of various rock stars lead to their untimely passing, featuring the likes of Jimmy Hendrix, John Bonham, & Jim Morrison. 'Kid Vicious & Nancy Pungent' played the part of the two departed Punks arrived at the studio's just after a looki-alike Curt Cobain had blown his head off again, a few minutes in the make-up chair and Kid & Nancy were looking like they'd not slept for a month, with heroin tram-lines, blackened eyes, looking drugged up & weary, they took to the studio floor with a passion, re-enacting the murder scene in room 100 of New York’s Chelsea hotel, with all the drug's, mess, and mystery surrounding the death of Nancy in October 1978. Also with graphic scenes of drug abuse, Sid 'self-harming', and strumming a bit of Bass guitar, it all looked good, with the whole studio bursting into spontaneous applause upon the director’s shout of "It's a wrap"
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Toward the end of the day's shooting Sid Vicious biographer Alan Parker called by to say 'Hello' and cast his eye over the reconstruction scenes. Looking suitably impressed, but saving any constructive criticism for his own project, when in summer 2008 filming began for 'Who killed Nancy' featuring members of the 'Sex Pistols Experience', with the starring roles again going to 'Kid Vicious & Ms Pungent'. Filming for that was all done by the end of October 2008 in London & destined, once & for all, to be the final word, and the truth as much as we know, on the whole Sid & Nancy story.
After the Death By Excess filming was all done, with the sun still shining, we all took a walk around Maida Vale, on a guided tour led by Mr Parker to see Sid & Nancy's old flat on Pindock Mews, and having (quite-a-few) beers in Sid's ex local pub, the same boozer where Glen Matlock & Sid came up with the idea of 'The Vicious white kids' project in July 78', which led to Sid's only ever u.k solo appearence, the 'Sid Sod's off' gig at Camden's Electric Ballroom, and then leaving later that same week bound for a new life with Nancy in New York.
Onwards then after the pub shut to Alan's apartment, giving us a good opportunity to have a dig through the old Pistols memorabilia collection, certainly one of the finest collections we've seen to date, pride of place going to the A&M God Save The Queen 7"single (see below). After a good long natter, & many a laugh later, saw the band wandering off in the early morning daylight hours, completely pissed, and staggering back toward the hotel. A great day/night was had by all, and not a note played for once! We looked forward to doing it all again soon for 'Who killed Nancy'...
For more on the Sid story, try going here:- http://www.popmatters.com/music/features/011108-25up5.html
or for in-depth report on the murder etc..:- http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/sid_vicious/index.html
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