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SEX PISTOLS - Psychotic Reaction LP
SEX PISTOLS - Psychotic Reaction LP (unknown bootleg label)
This features 13 of the 15 songs from the band's gig at the Kingfish Club in Baton Rouge Jan 9 1978, missing Submission and No Fun. The gig has been released on two CD bootlegs - The Spirit of '76 and Live Kingfish Club... - both featuring the complete gig. I guess someone thought it was a bit too long to put on one LP (it isn't). The sound quality is pretty much the same on this as on the CDs, so maybe one of the them were the source for this album.

The gig is pretty decent audio wise and along with San Antonio the best of the US shows, which makes for a really good album. The band is quite clear even though there's a lot of the audience in the mix. Too bad about the missing tracks.

If you want something else than Burton, San Francisco or Dallas this is quite a good LP to buy. That is, if you only buy vinyl this is highly recommended. The rest of you - find one of the CDs mentioned above.

I like the cover and it's nice to have this one on vinyl anyway.

SEX PISTOLS - Anarchy In The E.U. LP (Alien Records)
This starts off with 3 of the 4 songs that were broadcasted on Dutch radio from the gig at Mafcentrum in Maasbree on Dec 11 1977, and they're good songs. Why they didn't include Pretty Vacant I don't know. Good show anyway.

Then it's live at Bogarts in Birmingham on Oct 20 1976, a short but pretty good gig, though certainly not their best. Except here it's really disappointing.

All the tapes of this gig that circulate among traders are superior to what's on this album. The gig is complete (or at least includes all the songs that we know they played that night) - except that No Fun is faded for some reason - which is a plus, but the sound on this LP is awful compared to the tapes. What a waste - could have been a really good one had they used better sources.

Just another one for the collection, that's all.


SEX PISTOLS - Anarchy In The EU LP
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