A Sex Pistols set of shows would be good for an off day. ... Maybe on an off day when the Sox need a good kick in the arse.That day sounds like today, so here are four Pistols shows:
April 3, 1976, London. This is the earliest circulating recording of the band. There are cuts in the tape. Audience recording. As you might imagine, audience recordings of the band are not of the finest audio quality, but these are all decent.
January 10, 1977, Dallas, TX. "Welcome To The Rodeo". Audience recording.
January 5, 1978, Atlanta, GA. "Kill The Hippies". Soundboard recording.
January 9, 1978, Baton Rouge, LA. Audience recording. This guy was there:
when the pistols hit the stage it was as though a bomb went off. the pistols were covered with talcum powder, (for some un-godly reason), and it hovered around them like smokey halos. ... drinks and spit hit the stage, while coins and bottles pelted the backwall ... when they kicked into 'god save the queen', i thought the building would take off. it was like a 747 of rock and roll, all the hype was out the door. how did these guys get so good? they shouldn't have been. ... it was a hurricane of a rock show, the likes of which i had never seen ... in a week and a day they broke up.Bonus: Probably the best mash-up I have ever heard: "Ray of Gob", which combines "Pretty Vacant", "God Save The Queen" and Madonna's "Ray of Light".