In two years, the Sex Pistols realized the potential for rock and roll to challenge authority and enrage the masses. In giving birth to punk, their expressions of angst against government would further spawn other artists who’d do it, be it, scream it, just as the Pistols did on fascism, abortion, apathy and the queen. British society feared them, emboldening generations to come. Decades later and across the pond, Green Day couldn’t call out any American Idiots if not for "Anarchy in the UK."
The Sex Pistols were not only the most influential cultural band in the 70's that started the Punk movement, their anti-establishment also gave a new and independant voice to an entire generation after the sixties generation.