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Sex Pistols re-release 'God Save the Queen'

We wonder how the palace feels about this.

On Monday, the Sex Pistols re-released a limited edition, remastered 7-inch vinyl record of "God Save the Queen," according to their website. Apparently the last time the song hit the airwaves, it was not a royal time for the iconic punk band.

"It will be exactly 35 years and a day after it was first released, in a barrage of controversy the likes of which the U.K. had rarely seen," a description on the website said. "No one had ever dared question the Monarchy so publicly; and it wasn't without its repercussions. Members of the band were attacked in the streets; and Government Members of Parliament even called for the Pistols to be hung at Traitors' Gate."

The song was released in 1977 during Queen Elizabeth's Silver jubilee. The flip side of this limited vinyl release is a remastered version of the song "Did You No Wrong."