LIVE RECORDINGS Updated 2015
Sex Pistols and Sid
Information Resource by Dino Everett 2002
Updated by Hervé Labyre 2015 (1976, 1977, 1978, 2002-2003) & Steve PIL Head (1996)
this is just to be used as a help page for those folks out there that have acquired
tapes at record shows, etc. There are many altered tapes that claim to be something
they are not, this page will hopefully help you sort through the rubbish.
Tape traders all seem to
have their own grading scale that they use which can make things quite difficult
as well. I am no different, ha ha
but hopefully mine will help you understand
what a particular tape is supposed to sound like as I will fill in what information
I know about sonic problems to expect and what not to expect. Also when there
are distinctive things spoken in between songs that can help you pin point a particular
gig I will note those.
- 10 - doesnt exist,
that is for the gig that hasnt yet been played and therefore has not been
altered in any way.
- This would be used only for a sonically perfect, soundboard recording. Using
a grading of 9 is very dangerous as it leads people to believe they are getting
something straight from a master of a soundboard, which doesnt really exist
in the world of the Sex Pistols. One or two of the reunion gigs might fall under
this category or semi official releases.
- This is obviously a reasonably good sounding tape with almost no noticeable
disturbances, one you will listen to again and again, unfortunately most tapes
dont fall under this category because as soon as they have been dubbed a
few times the crispness is gone, the glitches appear, etc..
- Most of the Pistols and live tape in general will fall under this category
as they all seem to have some problems, whether it be the taper was too far away,
or they are slightly distorted, they have cuts here and there, all types of interferences.
If you pick up a live tape at a record show, or somewhere you should expect that
it will have some problems sonically. IT WILL PROBABLY NOT SOUND LIKE A NICE CLEAR
RECORD! Most of the tapes in this category are still quite enjoyable to listen
to from time to time.
These have serious problems and unless you only wanted any sort of record of that
one time that Sid farted in Amsterdam or what have you, avoid these tapes at all
costs as they will greatly disappoint you
By the way that whole SID thing
was a joke, dont go looking for that tape.
tend to also grade in between the levels (i.e.: 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, etc) as some are
not quite to the next level but are far better than the average 7, etc.
Last but not least, I
hope this page can help you but it is not a tape trading page, these are not tapes
that are available from this web site or anyone involved. There are plenty of
resources on the web, and elsewhere if that is your poison, this website is for
information only, please respect that.
would like to extend special thanks to Chet Eppert, plus Herve Labyre, Scott Murphy,
Jeff Dove, and Geant Vert.
Everett / www.sex-pistols.net 2002 - 2015. Updated by Hervé Labyre & Steve PIL Head 2015.
reserved. Not to be reproduced without permission.
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