1: The Pistols are filmed performing Anarchy In The UK by Granada TV for the So
It Goes programme. They also perform Problems as a warm up, but this is not filmed.
2: Nags Head, High Wycombe.
3: Le Châlet du Lac, Paris.
Entrance is free. The concert is promoted
by Pierre Benain. Members of the Bromley Contingent have travelled from London
to see the band play. Most of the audience don't know either the Sex Pistols or
what is called PUNK; they are here to spend time drinking and dancing and they
don't like the music of the band and the way the Bromley Contingent are dressed.
French journalist Patrick Eudeline remembers Siouxsie narrowly escaping a fight
with someone in the club because of her swastika armband.
According to Pierre
Benain, the band arrived late, the equipment having being lost somewhere at Heathrow
airport. There was no soundcheck, and the Sex Pistols started their set early
in the morning of Saturday 4th. The sound was awful, and the owner of the club
wanted to stop the show after only 4 songs, which did not happen.
concert took place on Sunday 5th. Rumours claim the show was recorded. During a French radio show on July 19 1985, Pascal and Julien Regoli are interviewed. They have a tape of the concert, and play Submission.
4: So it Goes is shown on British TV and the nation witnesses Anarchy In The UK.
This can be seen in "The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle", the "Number
One" film, "The Filth & The Fury" bootleg video and the Granada
documentary "I Swear I Was There". The first full colour presentation
of the performance of Anarchy since the original broadcast came courtesy of the
video "Rock Revolution" in 1984.
5: Le Châlet du Lac, Paris.
The concert takes place in the afternoon.
Both concerts in this club are later reviewed by Brenda Jackson in the French
11: Royal Ballroom, Whitby.
12: Fforde Grene Hotel, Harehills, Leeds. The Pistols were billed to appear the
week before but didn't show. A local prog-rock band 'Captain Cook's Dog' played
13: Quaintways, Chester.
17: Maximum Security Prison, Chelmsford (recorded). Set List (possible order):
Anarchy In The UK / I Wanna Be Me / Seventeen / New York / No Lip / Stepping Stone
/ Satellite / Submission / Liar / Substitute / Pretty Vacant / Problems / Did
You No Wrong / No Fun.
The show is recorded by producer Dave Goodman and is
available on the "Live at Chelmsford Prison" CD (Dojo Rec. DOJO CD 66).
A Japanese version with false chat added in between songs is also available (Vap
Rec. VPCK-85080). The order of the songs has been changed on both releases.
20: The band sign their management contract with McLaren / Glitterbest.
Festival, 100 Club, London (recorded + filmed) Set List: Anarchy In The UK / I
Wanna Be Me / Seventeen / New York / No Lip / Stepping Stone / Satellite / Submission
/ Liar / No Feelings / Substitute / Pretty Vacant / Problems / No Fun / Anarchy
In The UK.
According to the set-lists of the gigs of August and September,
it is obvious Stepping Stone is played but the song does not appear on the recording.
bands: The Clash, Siouxsie & the Banshees (with Sid Vicious on drums) and
Subway Sect. Brief parts of the gig can be seen in "The Filth & The Fury"
21: Top Rank, Cardiff.
22: Stowaway Club, Newport.
23: Circles Club, Swansea.
24: 76 Club, Burton Upon Trent (recorded). Set List: Anarchy In The UK / I Wanna
Be Me / Seventeen / New York / No Lip / Stepping Stone / Satellite / Submission
/ Liar / Substitute / No Feelings / No Fun / Pretty Vacant / Problems.
show is recorded by Dave Goodman and later appears incomplete on the bootleg LP
called "Indecent Exposure" before being officially released under many
titles in the 80's and 90's. In 1999, the complete set is released on the CD called
"The 76 Club" (Almafame records), but even this has small edits between
tracks. The complete unedited version is available on a Japanese bootleg CD called
"Truly Indecent Exposure" (Colosseum 96-C-004).
27: Outlook Club, Doncaster.
28: The Place, Guilford.
29: Strikes Club, Stroke.
30: Cleopatras, Derby.
1: Didsbury College, Manchester.
2: Johnny Rotten is on the front page of the NME which includes a 2 pages article
on the band.
6-10: Photographer Bob Gruen takes pictures of the Sex Pistols in various places
including the Wessex studios, EMI offices, Club Louise and the Denmark Street
8: Sex Pistols sign a recording contract with EMI records.
9: Article in Sounds about the Sex Pistols and punk bands The Clash, the Damned,
and Siouxsie & the Banshees.
10: The band records some tracks at Lansdown and Wessex studios with producer
Dave Goodman. Tracks: Anarchy In The UK / Substitute / No Lip / Stepping Stone
/ Johnny B Goode-Roadrunner / Watcha Gonna Do About It? / No Fun / Through My
The demo of Anarchy In The UK featuring on the "Complete Italian
Job" bootleg CDR comes from this session. This is the only studio version
of Through My Eyes available to this day. It is available on the official 3 CD
12: Technical College, Dundee.
13: Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
14: Mr Digby's, Birkenhead. The band are interviewed by Mary Harron for the US
magazine PUNK. Photographs are taken by Bob Gruen.
15: Eric's, Liverpool.
17: Wessex Sound Studios, London. The band records Anarchy In The UK at Wessex
Studios with producer Chris Thomas. The version of the song will be used for the
20: Bogarts, Birmingham (recorded). Set List: Anarchy In The UK / I Wanna Be Me
/ Seventeen / Satellite / Substitute / Liar / No Feelings / No Fun / Pretty Vacant.
21: Queensway Hall, Dunstable.
(exact date unknown): One of the band's concerts during the month is filmed and
appears in "The Filth & The Fury" movie. The set includes Anarchy
In The UK and Substitute. Parts of this concert also appear in the 1992 Anarchy
In The UK video.
magazine reviews the concerts at Le Châlet du Lac from September 3rd &
October / early November, the band is photographed by Barry Plummer. Some pictures
appear on various cd covers such as "Early Daze", "The 76 Club"
back cover, etc.
6: Melody Maker has a front page feature on the Sex Pistols and the forthcoming
Anarchy Tour, "Punks On The Road."
11: Nationwide TV show recorded.
12: Nationwide TV show broadcast. Recorded in the BBC studios, London, it includes
the band performing Anarchy In The UK, and Johnny Rotten and Malcolm McLaren being
interviewed by a TV presenter and Giovanni Dadamo from Sounds magazine. Sid Vicious,
Catwoman and Siouxsie are present. It can be seen in the "The Filth &
The Fury" movie and the "Number One" film.
15: Notre Dame's Hall, London (recorded + filmed for the London Weekend Show)
Set list: Anarchy In The UK / I Wanna Be Me / Seventeen / Pretty Vacant / No Feelings
/ No Lip / Whatcha Gonna Do About It?/ Did You No Wrong / Seventeen / Stepping
Stone / Satellite / Problems / New York + No Fun / Submission.
The songs filmed are Anarchy In The UK, Pretty Vacant, No Fun,
Submission and Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
The first four songs are later used in the London Weekend Show along
with an interview with the band conducted by Janet Street Porter in
their Denmark Street flat. No Fun and Submission are only available on
the video, the other songs are audio versions used in the documentary.
The crowd footage including Sid Vicious and Siouxsie is in "The Great
Rock 'N' Roll Swindle". Whatcha Gonna Do About It? features in "The
Filth & The Fury" movie and live shots of the band are in the "Number
19: Hendon Polytechnic, London.
26: The single Anarchy In The UK / I Wanna Be Me (EMI 2566) is released in the
UK. The b-side is the demo recorded in July by Dave Goodman.
27: The single is reviewed by Carolin Coon in the Melody Maker. The NME advertises
the single and the Anarchy In The UK Tour.
29: Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry.
(exact date unknown):
Sex Pistols mime to Anarchy In The UK for the EMI promo video directed by Mike
Mansfield. This video is now officially available on John Lydon's DVD "Best
of British One Pound Notes". A bootleg version also exists, which consists
of the same video dubbed with the rejected studio version with the extra solo
(available on SEXBOX 1).
1: Bill Grundy interviews the Sex Pistols on the Today programme, Thames TV. The
bad language used by the band shocks TV viewers. This interview features in the
"The Filth & The Fury" movie and the "Number One" film.
2: Most of the British newspapers report on the Bill Grundy interview.
6: Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds (recorded + filmed) Set list: Anarchy In The UK /
I Wanna Be Me / Seventeen / Stepping Stone / God Save the Queen / Substitute /
No Feelings / Liar / Pretty Vacant / Problems. Press reviews report that the band
also played two encores: Whatcha Gonna Do About It? and No Fun (probably not recorded).
is the first concert of the Anarchy In The UK Tour which includes The Clash, Johnny
Thunders & the Heartbreakers and the Damned, replaced by the Buzzcocks after
tonight's show. Malcolm McLaren is interviewed before the show, this features
in "The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle". A very brief part of the concert
features in the "Number One" film. The audio recording is available
on the "Anarchy in Leeds 1976" bootleg LP (ANIL76) and 2CD bootleg set
"Never Mind The Bans."
9 : Electric Circus, Manchester (full gig recorded). Set List: Anarchy In The
UK / I Wanna Be Me / Seventeen / Stepping Stone / Satellite / Submission / Substitute
/ No Feelings / Liar / Pretty Vacant / God Save The Queen / Problems.
on the bootleg LP called "Anarchy Tour '76" (incomplete) and 2CD bootleg
set "Never Mind The Bans."
11: Manchester Square Studios, London: God Save The Queen / Liar / Problems /
No Feelings (instrumental). Produced by Mike Thorne. All the tracks are available
on the 3 CD box set SEXBOX1.
NME reviews the Leeds Polytechnic concert and
the Bill Grundy interview. The Record Mirror issue includes an article on the
Sex Pistols and an interview with Johnny Rotten.
14: Castle Cinema, Caerphilly (filmed). Outside the cinema some people from Caerphilly
show their discontent at the Sex Pistols coming to play in their town. The band
are interviewed before the gig by a local TV crew which also films the demo outside.
This can be seen in "The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle" and the "Number
One" film. A short part of the concert features in the "Punk And The
Pistols" TV documentary and "The Filth & The Fury" movie.
17: Capitol Radio's Roger Scott claims that the Sex Pistols have had trouble recording
Anarchy In The UK for EMI, so the song was recorded by studio musicians, not by
the Sex Pistols themselves. Malcolm McLaren phones Capitol Radio to say it is
not true at all, but this started the rumour that the band don't play on their
records and will keep on being repeated for many years
(filmed): Electric Circus, Manchester. Some parts of the show feature in "The
Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle" and "The Filth & The Fury" movies
and the 1992 "Anarchy In The UK" promo video.
20 : Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes (recorded) Set List: Anarchy In The UK / I Wanna
Be Me / Seveteen / Stepping Stone / Satellite / God Save The Queen / Substitute
/ Liar / No Feelings / Pretty Vacant.
21: Woods Centre, Plymouth.
22: Woods Centre, Plymouth. The performance is great but the sound is bad. Dave
Goodman has some problems mixing the sound.
25: Article in Rock Star magazine about the Anarchy Tour.
27: Wessex Studios, London : Pretty Vacant (instrumental) /Anarchy In The UK (instrumental)
/ God Save The Queen (instrumental). Produced by Mike Thorne. Available on the
3 CD box set SEXBOX1.
(exact date unknown): Radio Luxembourg broadcasts an interview with Johnny Rotten
and Malcolm McLaren.