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8th November 2007
God Save The Sex Pistols Review

Set List: Pretty Vacant / Seventeen / No Feelings / New York / Did You No Wrong / Liar / Holidays In The Sun / Submission / Stepping Stone / No Fun / Problems / God Save The Queen / EMI. Encore 1: Bodies / Anarchy In The UK. Encore 2: Belsen Was A Gas

A night to remember.

The night began with an intro tape of There'll Always Be An England.... and then out they walked through doors at the back of the stage. John was adorned in his best Country Squire outfit, Steve in a Wild Thing T-shirt, Paul in a casual shirt, and Glen in a designer 3 piece.

The atmosphere crackled with excitement. These fans were on fire before the the first notes were played. When those notes rang out, they were unmistakable. Pretty Vacant. Oh my. The sonic rush of the guitar could have floored an elephant. The sound Steve, Glen, and Paul generated was soooo good, I was stunned. The indoor acoustics not only directed the sound, the individual elements of the music seemed alive in equal measure.

And John.... was out of this world. He began, "Nice to see you, to see you...." The crowd responded "Nice!" on cue. This set the mood. There were no negative feelings in the crowd or on the stage. The only time someone threatened to spoil it by climbing on stage, John reminded them to keep off his stage and he would keep out of the crowd. Well put.

John was alive, quick witted, focused, and revelling in the Sex Pistols being back performing. Moving around the stage, delivering those classic lyrics with venom and purpose. There is only ONE Johnny Rotten. He was in Brixton last night.

The songs came like sound waves washing over the crowd. There were many great moments; Problems kicking in at the end of No Fun; a phenomenal God Save The Queen delivered in front of a backdrop of GSTQ postage stamps.... But I can't pick favourites, I just took it all in, and watched this incredible band in action.

The Sex Pistols were themselves enjoying the occasion, the reaction, and I suspect, their own performance. Importantly, they were enjoying each other's company; the glances between them, John stating what a great band he has and how much he loves them.... The feelgood vibe passed back and forth from the stage to the audience all night.

I have no doubt why I put my heart and soul into this website - it was there right in front of me.

In a few hours it's time to do it all again. Another night to remember...

"There'll be blue birds over, the white cliffs of Dover..."

Review by Phil Singleton

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