PiL - London, Brixton Academy, UK
May 27th, 1986

Running Order:
1. Kashmir
2. FFF
3. Low Life
4. Fishing
5. Poptones
6. Pretty Vacant
7. Banging the Door
8. Flowers of Romance
9. Bags
10. Round
11. Home
12. Public Image
13. Rise
14. Annalisa

Running Time:
70 minutes (approx)

Sound Quality:
(8) Quality Audience Recording
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review by SCOTT M

Slight drop out on 'Annalisa'.

"Still gobbing. This is the last time I'm ever going to play London again, you do not deserve me. You are filth, you are a product of the Daily Mirror and you deserve what you get. Die bastards!"

So, John Lydon addresses members of the audience at this volatile PiL gig. This tape is pretty well known and as you all probably know JL's 1986 home-coming almost ending up in a riot, due to certain "punx" who were out to wind John up and cause trouble. It's certainly an eventful gig, and more reminiscent of Sex Pistols USA 1978, than eighties PiL. It's absolute chaos, at one point John even offers to fight one of the offenders on stage.

But anyway enough of that, quality wise it's very good, a little tinny, and maybe not the loudest recording ever, but it's still an excellent audience recording. It was once rumoured to be available on bootleg CD, but I've never seen any evidence of it. The only blemish on the whole tape is a slight drop out on the last track 'Annalisa' . I've had loads of different copies over the years and they all seem to have this defect, though some seem to be worse than others.

Despite all the chaos PiL actually play well, and to be honest the anger adds an edge to John's performance, it's certainly one of the 'must haves' for PiL fans. "You deserve nuclear war, you really do!"


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