Either way, God Save The Queen was released on 27 May as the nation prepared its bunting and its street parties. The band and McLaren sensed skulduggery, believing that the record industry had colluded to keep the song off the top spot. When the kids started climbing the playground fence to see the band spill out of a Bentley with bottles of vodka cascading behind them, the headmistress called the police. On 7 June —the Jubilee holiday itself—the band attempted to play the song from a boat named the Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames , near the Palace of Westminster. The papers, rather predictably, went bonkers at the blatant disrespect. At the evening of the same day, the BBC's Newsnight programme ended its nightly broadcast with a statement that it was happy to accede to Rosindell's request. This campaign totally undermines what The Sex Pistols stood for. The whole thing was a brilliantly calculated publicity stunt. Bored of strikes and limited job prospects, and disenchanted with the stiff and accepted ways of doing things, young people found their voice by adopting a DIY ethic in what they wore and the music they played. Planned concerts were cancelled by universities and town halls. After a scuffle involving attendee Jah Wobble and a cameraman, eleven people, including Malcolm McLaren , the man who organised the concert, and several other members of the band's entourage, were arrested when the boat docked. A later version was released on the Pistols' debut album. One of the songs was God Save The Queen, a rant about the monarchy. Lead guitar player Jones gave the song almighty welly, its bassline mimicking the main riff. According to Glen Matlock , who had co-written the song although he was no longer a member of the band by the time it was released, the bass was inspired by The Move 's " Fire Brigade ". The album was recorded piecemeal between late and summer at Wessex Sound Studios, a converted Victorian church hall in Highbury, London.