1) An Ephiphany
2) The Sex pistols
He was a face, and a figurehead for those who wanted all of it and dreamt of doing and getting away with everything he ever did. Perhaps he represented a dream for those so incredibly dulled and jaded by the lifes they were forced to live. The young and shocking face of Anarchy.
But he was more then that too, he was important to the band and the movement and without him the Pistols wouldn't have the fans they do, the loyalty they have inspired or the minds they have changed. There are some who say that he wasn't important to the band because he couldn't play so brilliant, but the point of "punk" was D.I.Y, just doing it, the musical rebellion was a reaction to bands who thought that all music was, was playing, Bugger the importance of words, bugger truth or something actually enjoyable to listen to. Four minute drum solos are not impressive, just pretenious. Sid did what he could, and although they didnt write many new songs after Glen left, he did write Belsen Was A Gas, he was a good singer, if you listen to Somethin' Else and C'mon everybody, you find they are uplifting and they sound like the singer means it. Because with all of this he was a real person, he wasn't a fake who sat on a stage singing about things he knew nothing of. I think thats why his version of "My Way" has so much impact, He DID do it all. Everything he sang and played about.
When you carry on changing lives, even though yours has finished, your Sid Vicious.