IT’S THE SID AND SCABIES SHOW!
Forty-two years after his untimely death, SID VICIOUS has a new single out, thanks to friend and Damned drummer Rat Scabies.
Having met on the London punk scene, Vicious and Scabies briefly played together after their bands first broke up, performing in the Vicious White Kids at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in August ’78.
More recently Scabies, working with recently departed Heartbreakers guitarist Walter Lure, took some vocal outtakes from Sid’s recordings of ‘My Way’ and The Monkees’ ‘(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone’ and built new tracks around them.
Scabies also created a bran new mix of ‘My Way’ and a unique track featuring Sid’s studio chat.
Says Scabies today, “Working with Sid was always a laugh, often stimulating and sometimes illegal, so it was good to be able to work on these tracks to remind myself of his intellect and humour.”