No, they weren't The Sex Pistols, but not every punk band during that time period should have to be compared to them. It's like comparing Green Day to The Ramones. Same genre, but a lot different. The Adverts recorded a few albums but slowly became forgotten over the years. Hiding in an admirable shadow cast by The Sex Pistols. They had some good songs and YouTube is littered with some old footage from television appearances and such. Research CAN be fun!