PiL - Chicago, Riviera Theatre, USA
June 20th 1986

Running Order:
1. Kashmir
2. FFF
3. Low Life
4. Fishing
5. Poptones
6. Pretty Vacant
7. Banging the Door
8. Four Enclosed Walls
9. Flowers of Romance
10. Bags
11. Round
12. Home
13. Public image
14. The Order of Death
15. Rise
16. Annalisa
17. World Destruction
18. Ease

Running Time:
85 minutes (approx)

Sound Quality:
(8.5) Excellent quality audience recording
Tape Gradings Explained here

review by Mick C

Excellent quality audience recording. (Possibly soundboard recording) 85 minutes approx.
There is a cut after Flowers of Romance where the tape was turned.
There is a cut between Annalisa and World Destruction.

This has to be the best quality PiL bootleg audience recordings that I have ever heard. The guy who sent me the tape also sent recordings of PiL from the same venue from 1980, 1987 and 1989 and also claimed to have recorded all the shows personally, which would account for the unbelievably good quality. It's almost difficult to believe that they're not direct from the soundboard.

This was probably the longest set PiL had played until this point in their careers (18 songs!) and the whole band seem much more relaxed playing to an appreciative American audience rather than the aloof Brit crowds who'd come to see Rotten and hear Pretty Vacant.
Performance wise the band sound incredibly tight which is amazing considering the short period of time that they'd been together by this point.

If you only choose one bootleg from 1986 this probably should be it.


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