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Episode #02 | 2.20.18

Sid Vicious: Love Kills… Even a Mother’s Love

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It’s long been believed that punk rock icon, Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose. That is true. However, new evidence suggests that his overly affectionate and increasingly dependent mum may have given him a hotshot in a final, maternal act of mercy.

Extra Credit

This episode was co-written with Pat Healy.


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Deborah Spungen: And I Don't Want to Live This Life

Noel Monk: 12 Days on the Road, the Sex Pistols and America

The Telegraph: It was Sid Vicious's Mum Who Gave Him Fatal Final Dose of Heroin Says Sex Pistols Photographer

The Guardian: After 30 Years, a New Take on Sid, Nancy, and a Punk Rock Mystery

Sid Vicious Timeline: SidViciousLives.com

The Filth and the Fury, dir. Julien Temple

Who Killed Nancy, dir. Alan G. Parker

The Final 24: Sid Vicious, dir. Paul "Stan" Griffin

Disgraceland is a podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. It melds music history, true crime and transgressive fiction. Disgraceland is not journalism. Disgraceland is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes.


Score by Jake Brennan. 

Mixed and Engineered by Sean Cahalin.

Disgraceland theme song, "Crenshaw Space Boogie" written and produced by Jake Brennan. Performed by Jake Brennan, Bryce Kanzer, Jay Cannava and Evan Kenney. Mixed and engineered by Adam Taylor.

This episode featured the songs, "School Night" and "Mr. Ray's Neighborhood" written, performed and produced by Bodega Girls with Adam Taylor and Paul Q. Kolderie.

The song, "Electric Jesus" by Jake Brennan was also used in this episode. 

*illustration by Avi Spivak @avispivak