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Glen Matlock’s Post Pistols Band Rich Kids Was The Group That Never Took Off

by Paul Cashmere on February 20, 2024

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After Sex Pistols broke up, Glen Matlock formed a new group Rich Kids with Midge Ure pre-Ultravox on vocals but the band never kicked in, was short lived and broke up after one album.

Rich Kids was a complete change of sound for Matlock after Sex Pistols and Glen says that was the problem.

“I’m proud of those songs,” Glen tells “There is some good stuff on there. I think we were a little bit ahead of our time. I think we should have waited longer. I think we came from not being an out and out punk band on the back of the punk thing. I’d already done that with the Pistols and wanted to do something different”.

At his solo shows, even in 2024, Glen performs a number of songs from the album. He says they may not have been big, but they were influential.

“People came to see us who went on to form bands,” he says. “The Duran Duran guys, in fact they tried to steal Steve New, our guitarist and in London the Spandau Ballet people came to check us out. Music is like a baton race. You take the baton then do your thing and then people come along afterwards and pass the baton on to. That’s the way it goes really but that’s true of lots of things in life”.

What the Noise11 interview with Glen Matlock:

Glen Matlock is currently the bass player for Blondie and will visit Australia in April for the Pandemonium Festival with Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Placebo and Psychedelic Furs.


Saturday, April 20: Caribbean Gardens, Melbourne
Thursday, April 25: Cathy Freeman Park – Sydney Olympic Park Precinct, Sydney

Saturday, April 27: Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast
Sunday, April 28: Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island*

*Blondie not performing

General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale for all venues at and

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