A story has emerged of the Irish government threatening to take action against the Sex Pistols in the '70s, due to concerns that they breached obscenity laws.

The Guardian unearthed the story, which referenced official documents that claimed that Gardai were considering prosecuting record stores that sold the band's album 'Never Mind the Bollocks'.

It's believed that the title was in danger of flouting the 'Indecent Advertisements Act' - but the case was dropped when it was revealed that the maximum fine that the band could be slapped with was £2, rendering the ordeal of a prosecution pointless.