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The Sham Pistols were a punk rock composed of guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols, and vocalist Jimmy Pursey and bass player Dave Treganna of Sham 69.

At what was intended to be Sham 69's final concert at the Glasgow Apollo Theatre on June 29, 1979 Jones and Cook had joined Sham onstage for the encore of "Pretty Vacant", "White Riot", "If the Kids are United" and "What Have We Got"? This was to be the start of the new band. Time was spent in the studio where at least four songs were produced - "You & Me", "Trainspotter", "Individual" and "Natural Born Killer" (which was later reworked as The Professionals' "Kick Down the Doors"). Another song "Some Play Dirty" was quoted with lyrics by Pursey in an interview with Nick Kent in the NME of October 1979.

In July 79, Pursey told the NME that they had recorded 10 songs — seven originals and three cover versions — and that they would be ready to tour by September that year. Among the songs the group were planning to play live were "Silly Thing", "Lonely Boy", "Submission" and "Pretty Vacant" from the Sex Pistols and "Joey's on the Street" and "If the Kids are United" from Sham 69. However contractual problems with both Virgin and Polydor, problems around deciding the name of the new group (Pursey favoured using 'The Sex Pistols') and...
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