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Sid Badge

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Due to an overwhelming demand & so many people asking us - we've had a limited run of Sid's "I'm a Mess" badge especially made up for all you Sid fans exclusively here on the SPEx store. These are not the small 1" button-badge type usually found, but much larger 1.5" badges - Just the same as Sid's. You will not be disappointed.!

The 'I'm a mess' badge that you've all been looking for, & upto now proving impossible to find -(other than the smaller cheap button badge copies) is so hard to find because it's not an 'off the shelf' product that you'd find in your high street gift shops. The original badge has a story behind it. As always we've done our research (as we do for all things related to the 'Sex Pistols Experience'). So,afew little known facts, & bit of info' for all you Pistols nerds out there..

In 1975 a little known & struggling band from the Isle of Wight called 'Stormtrooper' cut a demo tape in September 1975, then after having their songs rejected by one record company after another, and the band also being "Financially Destitute", desertion set in. The groups heroic appearance as the 'top-billing act' at Bath Pavilion on October 1st, 1975 was to be their last live appearance. By Christmas 1975 Stormtrooper ceased to exist. Two years later a self financed record had been cut from their original demo tape. The track I'm A Mess was conceived in 1973 & finally found its way onto vinyl 2yrs after the band split. It was a bit raunchy, but it was an archetypical punk, or post-punk song. The record sold around 3,000 copies, most of which were sold in & around London in 1975. The badge declaring 'I'm A Mess' was given away as a promotion free with each single sold. The lyrics of the song fitted perfectly with the Punk spirit & attitude of the soon to be Punk-Rock icon Sid Vicious, & so little wonder he proudly wore the badge declaring 'I'm a Mess'. The badge only became well known when Sid wore his on the lapel of his leather jacket during the Sex Pistols ill fated 1978 American tour. Although the song was well ahead of its time we feel it is still as relevant today as it was all those years ago.! Read the lyrics below & you'll see, Sid could've written every line himself..!

I'm A Mess I always go out drinking, On a Friday night, After a week of coming down, I'm bustin' for a fight, My brother gives me pills, And me mother gives me ice, 'cause every Saturday morning, My head don't feel so nice..


I'm a mess, But don't tell me, I'll beat you, Don't need no friends see,

My doctor says I'm down, And I need a two week rest, So I take it down in Soho, 'Cause I fight down there best, And the man from down the "dilly", Sells me bombers and hash, And I'm always found in Wardour Street, Where the junkies all crash,


Three o'clock on Friday night, A copper comes along, And after kicking me around, I started to run, But the law was all around me, So I just hit out, Now they've thrown me in the nick, Where I can scream and loon about,


Your a dirty mess, I'm a dirty mess

Order your Sid Vicious 'I'm a Mess' badge now while stocks last only available here. Note regarding shipping;- Please add �3.00 for shipping costs outside of the u.k (USA/South America/Austrailia etc) just add to your paypal payment. - thanks.

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