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LIVE RECORDINGS

Live Recordings Information Resource by Dino Everett 2002. Updated by Steve PIL Head 2015 Updates in Blue

Part Four: 1996

June, 1996 - Tour Rehearsals, LA

Trt - 71:03
Number of Songs - 23
Format - cassette/CDR from video.
Sound Quality - decent but hollow sounding audience.
Rating - 6.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - this entire tape plus more from the rehearsals (photo shoot, standing around, etc) is available.

REVIEW
This is possibly taken from three separate days worth of rehearsals as there are clothing changes during the video. For instance, after "Submission" Johnny looks like he has a different hairdo, then again on the second "Holidays in the Sun" Johnny has changed clothes for what looks like a third time. The video runs just over 90 minutes but the music part of it is not quite as long.

DRAWBACKS
This is from a video so the audio is only so-so, and there are cuts here and there - most notably the beginnings of most of the songs - since there seemed to be a lot of down time in between songs.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Submission

----different day------
Lust For Life (Paul & Glen)
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Holidays In The Sun
EMI
No Feelings
Pretty Vacant
Problems
Anarchy In The UK (Funny)
Anarchy In The UK

-------different day-------
Glen & Steve jazzy
Holidays In The Sun
Submission
Anarchy In The UK
New York
Pretty Vacant

Europe

June 21, 1996 - Messila Festival, Finland

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST
?

June 22, 1996 - Helter Skelter Festival, Munich, Germany

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - clips of "Bodies" and most of "Seventeen" were shown on German TV.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST
?

June 23, 1996 - Finsbury Park, London, UK

Trt - 64:05
Number of Songs - 16
Format - CD
Sound Quality - very good soundboard.
Rating - 8.5
Official/Semi Official Release - Filthy Lucre Live, Fat, Forty and Back, & No More Heroes (same edit as Fat, Forty and Back).
Video - entire show is unofficially available. And clips appear in the "Pretty Vacant" promo video as well on various news pieces usually showing "Pretty Vacant" & "EMI".

REVIEW
This is the first UK gig in almost 20 years, so for that alone it is a very important one. Thankfully the band was smart and immediately released it, although I'm sure most people went out and picked up the boot version as well. A pretty well known boot company released this so it should be easy to find, but odds are you either have it or the official one is enough. A great concert but as with most of the 96 tour gigs, not much can be said in the sense of reviewing the tapes. I hate to say it but the 96 tour was pretty calculated. Although this one is interesting as both versions are edited. The official edits a lot of the talking bits, and the boot, taken from radio one edits out the bad words to the point of butchering the song "Bodies" miserably, an entire measure is missing. Johnny sounds a little hoarse during the gig as perhaps he was getting used to singing the Pistols songs again.

DRAWBACKS
The edits that plague both releases are pretty annoying. Especially the big portion chopped out of "Bodies" and the dropped curse words. It seems pretty confusing that on the radio version they would leave the "Fuck this, Fuck that" part of the song but edit out other times he says the word. Even the video seems to have a clip on "Did You No Wrong."

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Holidays In The Sun
Submission
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
No Fun

June 26, 1996 - Naval Museum, Stolkholm, Sweden

Trt - 72:33 (75:33 w/ soundcheck)
Number of Songs - 17
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - decent audience recording.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - soundcheck w/ portions of "No Lip" & "Pretty Vacant" is available, and Swedish TV did brief bits w/ clips from "Bodies" , "Seventeen" & "New York"……..

REVIEW
Well this gig is again like most a fairly smooth running gig. Thankfully on this tour Johnny was kind enough at most shows to say an identifier such as the "Good Evening Stolkholm" found after "Bodies" on this tape. Things like that always make it easy to peg a certain gig. The 96' tour seemed to be about proving something to those that said the band couldn't play and therefore every night seems to be a flawless execution of the songs, which to me was never what the Pistols were about. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they did what was necessary to shut up the nay Sayers but it doesn't make listening back through the tapes as much fun. I was very happy with the songs they chose for the tour though. A lot of the things that Johnny says during the tour are funny when compared to the 70's, for instance after "Did You No Wrong", John says "Come on now, don't be horrible. Blow Johnny and the boys a big kiss." Quite a contrast. There are bits of the old venom thrown in for good measure at times, such as during "Liar" he adds the line "I hate all foreigners period." Since this is one of the earlier gigs on the tour we get the additional encores including "Roadrunner" & "No Fun" in which John does as close to the "fuckology" recorded intro as we'll ever get. This is perhaps the longest set of the tour at 17 songs.

DRAWBACKS
There are some moments of interference from crowd members such as singing along or talking but nothing too overwhelming. From time to time there are a few bits of modulation which are probably just from crowd movement. There are a couple of versions of this gig floating around. One is pretty bad, sounding as if it was recorded out by the road outside the venue? You can hear cars driving by. The other, which is reviewed here, is quite an improvement from the earlier version. There is a slight break after "EMI" but that would be when the band left the stage and nothing sounds lost.

SETLIST
No Lip clip (soundcheck)
Pretty Vacant clip (soundcheck)
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Holidays In The Sun
Submission
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
Roadrunner
No Fun

June 28, 1996 - Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Trt - 18:45
Number of Songs - 5
Format - cassette/CDR from video
Sound Quality - average audience recording taken off the video.
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - Anarchy In Denmark LP.
Video - video of entire albeit short gig exists.

REVIEW
Johnny seems to start the gig in pretty good spirits even though it sounds like he is struggling vocal wise this first week of the tour. The band launch into "Bodies" and it appears to go OK until they get to the "Fuck this" part of the song and the band stops and John says, "If you continue to throw broken bottles we will just go home…do you want us to play or go away?". To which you can hear some of the crowd say "Go away", so the band decides to leave and then all of a sudden the crowd seems shocked…The band leaves the stage. They return and the tape fades back in as they pick up and finish the song. When they finish John picks up a broken bottle and again warns the crowd. They launch into "Seventeen" and make it through a couple more songs until they finish "Did You No Wrong" and that's it. You hear Steve say "You silly people", then John and Glen add something. Finally John says "If you're not going to police yourself…fuck off". End of gig!

DRAWBACKS
The staticky and muddy sound of the video recording. The video fades out when the band leave the stage in the middle of "Bodies" but no music is lost. Too bad there isn't a proper audio recording of this gig, but in some ways it is more interesting to have the video to be able to watch a crowd ruin their own gig.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong

June 30, 1996 - Open Air Festival, St Gallen, Switzerland

Trt - 42:20
Number of Songs - 12
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - below average recording taken from video.
Rating - 6.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - entire gig available on faraway video.

REVIEW
The band make a small mistake on "Seventeen". After "New York" Steve states "You lot, you look like you're asleep." It seems they come alive after that but in the wrong fashion because after "No Feelings" John states "Lesson no.1, you do not throw at us or we go home.."..John seems pretty disillusioned with the crowd and it grows throughout the gig prompting a few comments before they play "Pretty Vacant" and closing with "Now you can get back to your fucking cuckoo clocks" after they finish "EMI".

DRAWBACKS
The sound quality of this is the biggest drawback since it is taken from a video recording and the video looks like it was shot from quite far away. Finally, the fact that the crowd was unruly enough to cause the band to leave kind of sucks too because that just meant the gig is short.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI

July 4, 1996 - Le Zenith, Paris, France

Trt - 01:10:50
Number of songs - 17
Format - CD-r
Sound Quality - soundboard
Rating - 8+
Official/Semi-Official release - none known
Video - unoffical fan shot video of full show

REVIEW
A wonderful soundboard recording. Great quality and a very enjoyable full show recording. Clear Lydon vocals and Cook & Jones.
Not very easy to get hold of as this has been kept back in trading circles. Definitely worth grabbing a copy if you can.

DRAWBACK
Matlock's bass can be a little hard to distinguish.

SETLIST
Recorded intro (Brotherhood Of Man - Save Your Kisses For Me)
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save the Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Holidays in the Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy in the UK
Problems
Roadrunner
No Fun


Previous review of version circulating prior to upgrade.

July 4, 1996 - Le Zenith, Paris

Trt - 68:15
Number of Songs - 16
Format - CD
Sound Quality - slightly hot audience recording.
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - Sir CD.
Video - entire show is unofficially available.

REVIEW
This was released as a boot CD, and is a decent one since they play the longer encore set with "Road Runner" & "No Fun". The whole show is also on video. John starts off with "Welcome to Paris" which makes it easy to peg if you only have a taped version of it. Overall the gig is pretty enjoyable even though it is obvious that John is having some trouble with his voice. You can hear him say, "I can't do it" after "Holidays", apparently referring to "Submission" which was not played at this gig. These early gigs on the tour at least seem to find the band in pretty good spirits all around.

DRAWBACKS
The biggest would be the distorted vocals and the fact that they drop 'Submission". Other than that this is an OK gig.

SETLIST

Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
Roadrunner
No Fun

July 6, 1996 - Arena, Berlin, Germany

Trt - 56:52
Number of Songs - 16
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - nice and clear audience recording
Rating - 8.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known
Video - none known.

REVIEW
This is a nice and clear audience recording and starts off rather smooth with Johnny sounding like his voice might be coming back. Apparently the crowd was well behaved as composed to the previous weeks couple of bad ones as John replies "My, what a fucking good crowd" and then blows them a kiss prior to the band launching into "New York". Overall the tape sounds really nice almost like a soundboard. The identifier comes before "Holidays in the Sun" when Johnny states "Anyone remember the Berlin wall?". That is really the only track where you can actually hear any crowd interference with them singing along.The show was moving along rather nicely until the final encore of "No Fun" where about 2 minutes in someone throws a bottle and Johnny says" Stop, this will not be forgiven" and just like that the show is over. In spite of the few drawbacks of this tape it is highly recommended. There is also a much less quality version available that does not have the blank spot on "Bodies", but is an inferior quality audience tape.

DRAWBACKS
There is a very small degree of modulation, which isn't that noticeable unless you have headphones on. Paul Cook also makes a brief mistake on the beginning of "Problems" which almost sounds like a digital skip. There are cuts after "EMI" and "Problems" but this was probably recorded on some digital source as they are almost undetectable. However, the biggest drawback is the fact there is a small blank spot in the middle of the song "Bodies" which could have been done accidentally by the taper or more probably by an unscrupulous trader as it sounds like the 3 second gap that you can add manually from a CD recorder. Some people feel the need to corrupt recordings so that they are the only person with a listenable copy.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
No Fun

July 7, 1996 - Sportshall, Prague, Czech Republic (updated Oct 2006)

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - 16
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available

DRAWBACKS
Set list confirmed, but no tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
No Fun

July 9, 1996 Hala Tivoli, Ljubijana, Slovenia

Trt -
Number of Songs - 16
Format - cassette/CD-R
Sound Quality -
decent audience recording.
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - clips of "Bodies" & "Seventeen" were run on Slovenian TV.

REVIEW
Decent audience recording. Slightly tinny sound.

DRAWBACKS
No Fun incomplete.
 

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
No Fun

July 10, 1996 - Curva Stadio, Rome, Italy

Trt - 54:00
Number of Songs - 14
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - decent audience recording.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - entire gig exists on video shot from a tripod.

REVIEW
Johnny wastes no time in reprimanding the audience who apparently throw bottles at the band yet again. Is this some European tradition? A promoter has to come out and say something and it seems the crowd comply and the band launches off into 'Bodies". The set seems to be going along pretty smoothly although Johnny does sound a bit hoarse again. After "No Feelings" Johnny says "Welcome to Rome Sex Pistols" which is definitely the identifier.

DRAWBACKS
The guitar sounds sort of weird on the beginning of "No Feelings". There is a weird blip in the middle of "Satellite". Beware as there is also a radio version floating around where an announcer speaks over every song.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK

July 11, 1996 - Parco Aquatica, Milan, Italy

Trt - 61:35
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR from video.
Sound Quality - hollow sounding audience.
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - entire show is available on video.

REVIEW
This is the second Italian show and apparently the crowd are a little better behaved. They start off a bit rowdy and throw bottles but Johnny reprimands them and then after "God Save The Queen" someone comes out and speaks to them in Italian and it is smooth sailing from then on. Johnny's voice is starting to sound a little bit better so his cold or whatever it was is clearing up. He also seems in good spirits in spite if the fact that the first half of the gig the crowd was unruly. He opens the show saying "Hello Milan" which serves as the identifier. A decent gig but not quite as memorable as some of the others.

DRAWBACKS
The biggest drawback is there seems to only be the video recordings of this gig, which make the sound a little bit hollow. There are no real breaks to speak of. The band false starts on "Liar".

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

July 13, 1996 - Munster Festival, Ochtrup, Germany

Trt - 60:31
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - very muffled low volume audience recording.
Rating - 5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
Johnny starts off with "You big fucking wanker, don't you just love cowards". All in all it is hard to properly review this gig as the tape is so bad. The band does make a little mistake starting "Stepping Stone". Basically this is a tape only for the completely hardcore collector. There is never a clear identifier but Johnny does say something in German right before the encore of "Anarchy" and this one popped up almost immediately so I don't really doubt the date. Where are the rest of the German shows???

DRAWBACKS
This is by far the worse sounding tape from the 96 tour. From the sound of it I feel pretty confident it was recorded on one of those tiny dictation recorders, since it gets totally overloaded and muffled when the music starts and then clears up when it is in between songs. If that isn't enough there is a cut in the middle of "Pretty Vacant" so some of the song is lost.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

July 14, 1996 - Unierfrankenhalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

July 16, 1996 - SECC, Glasgow, Scotland

Trt - 61:31
Number of Songs - 16
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - nice and clear audience recording.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
This is more like it. The crowd for this show sounds like they are at a football game all singing along. Must have been a breath of fresh air for the band to be back on sort of familiar soil after all of the seemingly hostile crowds. After the band play "New York" Johnny announces that his "bagpipes" are shot, but you'd never know it listening to this gig. He sounds great. The identifier comes after "Holidays" when John states "Good to see that Glasgow is still on the map". This is a great gig, only too bad this one isn't on video.

DRAWBACKS
There are fade outs after "Pretty Vacant" and again after "EMI" and finally after "Problems". There is a small blip on some versions during "Bodies". There was an earlier version floating around that was much worse quality but thankfully that version seems to have been replaced. The overall sound quality is pretty clear but the venue does seem a bit boomy which does take away a bit from the clarity of the recording. This is real close to an 8 rating.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
No Fun

July 17, 1996 - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

Trt - 66:14
Number of Songs - 17
Format - CD
Sound Quality - nice and clear audience recording.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - Shepherds Bush Empire/Bollocks to the Bush CD.
Video - entire gig is available on video.

REVIEW
This is another of the UK gigs so I would imagine there was a little more enjoyment going on, and it seems to show in the fact that they play the full long set yet again, only now they are almost 1 month into the tour. Anytime on this tour we get "Roadrunner" it is a good thing. Finally Johnny seems to have no trouble singing all the way through the set, which is good and he is finding a comfortable ground between his Pistols voice and his PiL voice. After "No Feelings" Johnny gives a well-deserved speech about spitting. You would think that 20 years later people would know better. The identifier seems to come after "Holidays in the Sun" when he says, "What has happened to London" and then riles the crowd up before "Pretty Vacant". This is definitely one of the ones I listen to more often.

DRAWBACKS
From time to time the vocals get a tad hot but really there aren't too many complaints about this tape. There are small clips after "EMI" and "Problems" but nothing sounds lost.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
Roadrunner
No Fun

July 20, 1996 - Axion Beach Festival, Zeebrugge, Belgium.

Trt - 56:40
Number of Songs - 14
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - average audience recording.
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - 7 songs from "Seventeen" til "Satellite", are on video, including the "incident".

REVIEW
Well the first thing John says is "I'm completely pissed out of my head" and that is the truth. I don't think I have ever heard Johnny like this…He sounds like he is totally out of breath and keeps fumbling over his words and yelling that he can't hear from the monitors. And then there is that "Did You No Wrong" acappella. OH MY! Then there is the tirade before "Liar", the microphone boink during "Satellite", another tirade during "Holidays". As for the rest of the band, they just keep patiently waiting for him to start each song or they start when he goes on too long. For instance check out the quick beginning to "EMI". You can hear more laughter from the crowd than anything else. You don't really need an identifier for this one, trust me there was only one gig like this on the tour. Ha ha!

DRAWBACKS
The tape starts out with a bit of modulation, which seems to pop back from time to time, probably due to the outside conditions and the taper being sort of far away. It is especially noticeable on the first song "Bodies" and again on "EMI". The tape flip break comes after "EMI" then there is a couple of other breaks before they start playing again. I have to admit as funny as it is Johnny's condition is definitely a drawback since he butchers quite a few of the songs. The rest of the band deserves a round of applause for hanging in there for this one.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Holidays in The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

July 21, 1996 - Phoenix Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Trt - 74:04
Number of Songs - 17
Format - CD
Sound Quality - decent soundboard from video.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - entire gig is available on video. 9 songs, Bodies, Seventeen, New York, No Feelings, God Save The Queen, Liar, Holidays In The Sun, Pretty Vacant, & Anarchy In The UK were broadcast in various forms on MTV in Europe and two songs Anarchy & Problems appear on the Live in Japan VHS & DVD.

REVIEW
This is a nice one to have since it is the final UK gig until Crystal Palace in 2002. The video is nice since it was pro shot for television broadcast. Johnny is in the best spirits probably because he knew it was the last UK gig for quite some time, possibly ever. When the crowd starts yelling, "You Fat Bastard", Johnny and Steve butt bellies. After "Stepping Stone" Johnny points out as he calls a "rasta asshole" who threw a bottle, but even so he seems to be dealing with it much better than some of the earlier gigs when he would threaten to leave. It's really great when they come back for the second encores. Johnny runs through a list of what everyone is doing whilst saying that it is the last time they will ever play in the UK "unless you want us back here next year" he finishes with before they launch into "Roadrunner". A fucking great gig! This is the closest to Crystal Palace as far as the looseness of the guys and the overall enjoyment of listening back to this gig. They should release this gig to the fans by all means.

DRAWBACKS
Well even though the audio is from a soundboard it is still a shame that it comes off of a somewhat generated video, but it is still really good sounding in spite. There are a few glitches most notably a loud blip on "No Feelings" that interrupts a few seconds of the audio, and then in the middle of "Roadrunner" there is a slight drop out due to a tracking problem on the video which is really a shame. The long length is caused by some extended crowd noise in between encores.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays in The Sun
Pretty vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
Roadrunner
No Fun

North America

July 31, 1996 - Red Rocks, Denver, CO

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - clips of "Bodies" and "Seventeen" along with an interview shot in Denver were shown on Australian TV.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

August 2, 1996 - Music Complex, Dallas, TX

Trt - 55:30
Number of songs - 15
Format - CD-r
Sound Quality - audience recording
Rating - 7
Official/emi-Official release - none known
Video - none known

REVIEW
Pretty much straight down to business gig. Lydon does make a comment or two relating to a 'grassy knoll'. At the start of GSTQ Lydon introduces it as 'a little anthem for some little bitch we know back in Blighty''. At the end of Stepping Stone he askes the audience if they think Michael Jackson will fancy him. At the end of Holdays in the Sun he has a pop at a lot of bald people in the audience. Overall a very good, clear sounding (if not a little bit boomy) recording.

DRAWBACK
Roadrunner & No Fun encore is missing from the recording

SETLIST
Intro
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save the Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Holidays in the Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy in the UK
Problems

August 3, 1996 - International Ballroom, Houston, TX

Trt- ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

August 4, 1996 - Mud Island Ampitheatre, Memphis, TN

Trt - 61:47
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - average slightly distorted audience.
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
So far this is the first of the US gigs to show up on tape and it is interesting in that this is one of the few cities the band has actually played before. The identifier comes right away at the end of "Bodies", John says "Hello Memphis". A decent if average gig overall, not unlike most of the US gigs.

DRAWBACKS
There is some definite modulation on the first song, which is possibly the taper just getting themselves situated. It does show up again on "Stepping Stone". There is a clip after "Holidays" but no music is lost. There is another clip after "Pretty Vacant" which is the end of the tape side.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 6, 1996 - Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA

Trt - 56:40
Number of Songs - 14
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - decent audience from video.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - entire gig is on video tripod shot from upper left balcony.

REVIEW
Another decent show, this one is better to watch since the taper seems to use a tripod to keep the shot pretty steady. Johnny identifies the show right before "Satellite" by talking about Democrats, etc..Johnny in his shorts just never ceases to amuse me. Considering the audio is pulled off a video, it is not bad.

DRAWBACKS
There is some microphone noises heard on the first song as the taper gets set, and bits of static throughout.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 8, 1996 - Roseland ballroom, NYC, NY

Trt - 57:31
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/ CDR
Sound Quality - average audience recording.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - clip of "Bodies" and "Seventeen" were shown on MTV news w/ an interview with the band & Kurt Loder.

REVIEW
This being the bands first New York gig ever you would think it would be a little more volatile. John even says "Well for New York, you lot are fuckin laid back" after "Did You No Wrong", which can serve as the identifier. A decent tape of an historic gig.

DRAWBACKS
The beginning of the tape goes through a serious warble then clears up, almost like there was a crease in the tape. There is a bit more modulation on the rest of the song and some on the second song as well. All of the modulation seems to be clear be the completion of "Did You No Wrong." You can hear a small clip after 'Seventeen" but no music is lost. There is a tape break after "EMI" but again no music is lost.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 9, 1996 - Roseland Ballroom, NYC, NY

Trt - 60:30
Number of Songs - 15 (incomplete)
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - decent audience recording.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
John starts right off with the identifier after "Seventeen" in which he says "Good Evening New York. You're a lot fucking better than the crowd last night"…An interesting moment comes after 'No Feelings" when Steve who rarely seems to talk on this tour says, "Where's all the pussy?" John promptly replies with "Well, some of it's onstage." Perhaps the love is starting to wear thin within the band again. No, what am I talking about, of course the Pistols Love each other. Oh yeah, the music was played flawlessly as always on this tour. Johnny confirms the fact that they taped the Letterman show on this day, by slagging him before the band plays "Pretty Vacant". Also this is one of the rare tapes on the US leg of the tour where the band plays an additional encore of "No Fun".

DRAWBACKS
The biggest drawback is that "Bodies" is not on this version. There is also the same sort of modulation on the first couple of songs, which clears up around the end of "Did You No Wrong". There is a break after "EMI" but no music is lost.

SETLIST
Bodies (NOT ON TAPE)
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
No Fun

August 10, 1996 - Great Woods Center, Boston, MA

Trt - 01:07:22
Number of songs - 16
Format - Digital download from Master recording
Sound Quality - audience recording
Rating - 7
Official/Semi-Official release - none known
Video - none known

REVIEW
It's the full show and there's not much interaction from Lydon until he has a go at someone spitting at him at the beginning of No Feelings. Lydon offers to put the offender in hospital. The spitting doesnt stop & at the end of the song Lydon tells the offender again he's getting fed up with him. At the end of GSTQ he asks the audience to ''please stop that asshole from fucking spitting'' At the start of Satellite Lydon says ''Good evening, Great Woods''.

DRAWBACK
The recording has quite loud audience noise but that doesn't detract from the performance. The vocals are not as prominent as I would like.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save the Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays in the Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy in the UK
Problems
Roadrunner

August 12, 1996 - Molson Ampitheatre, Toronto, Canada

Trt- 58:15
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - average audience recording.
Rating - 7.5/6.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
Thankfully a cleaner copy of this gig showed up (making three versions in total). The identifier comes in "God Save The Queen" in which John changes the line to "Canada's dreaming".

DRAWBACKS
On the clean version the overall sound is very slightly distorted vocally and sounds like it was possibly from far back in the venue. There is a small noise like mic interference before "Liar" and very small moments of modulation, but other than that is pretty solid except for the singalong on "Problems".
On the earlier circulated version the sound is also distorted and really drops out for a bit on "Did You No Wrong" and again in the beginning of "No Feelings" and then sporadically throughout the rest of the tape..What a drag! It sounds like the taper was having mic problems. There are also a couple of breaks after "EMI". There is a third incomplete version that starts off as slightly better quality but the batteries run out so by "Satellite" it speeds up and is un-listenable.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 13, 1996 - Nautica Stage, Cleveland, OH

Trt - 58:38
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - muddy audience recording
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - none known
Video - none known.

REVIEW
Well this is one of the later 96 tapes to make the rounds, but has sufficiently by now. Unfortunately it is not one of the better ones sonically. John's identifier comes right at the beginning with a "Good evening Cleveland," he also makes references to the Rock n roll hall of fame after "New York". It is a decent enough gig.

DRAWBACKS
There is some modulation and an overall muddy/muffled sound to this audience tape. You also get some crowd interference in the form of singing/talking from time to time. There is a very quick clip at the end of "Holidays" apparently for a tape flip that doesn't really cut anything but it is so abrupt it is distracting.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 16, 1996 - Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI

Trt - 56:53
Number of Songs - 14 (slightly incomplete)
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - boomy audience recording.
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
A decent overall gig but nothing all that memorable unless you were there I guess, much like most of the US tour.

DRAWBACKS
The sound of the hall is somewhat boomy which makes the tape's enjoyment go down slightly. There are some clips, most notably is the fade out at the end of "Submission" and then the fade back in on "Holidays". Also the tape seems to cut off on "EMI" like the end of a tape side came up without the taper realizing it, making the tape slightly incomplete. There is also a female voice that speaks and sings along a couple of times.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 17, 1996 - Aragon ballroom, Chicago, IL

Trt - 60:53
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - boomy sounding audience.
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
Another decent but average audience recording from the US leg of the tour. You do get to hear Steve talk again when he says "Who wants to suck my willy?." The Pistols were actually scheduled to play in Chicago on the original US tour. The gig was scheduled for New Years Eve in 1977 at the Ivanhoe Theatre but the bands' visas did not go through.

DRAWBACKS
There is some modulation from time to time and a small blank spot on "EMI", and of course the overall boomy sound of the recording.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays in the Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 18, 1996 - Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

Trt - 58:34
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - decent clear audience recording.
Rating - 8
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
This is slightly better sounding than the previous couple of tapes from this leg of the tour, so that is at least something to be happy about. Johnny gives and identifier after 'Seventeen" by saying "good evening Mil-fucking-waukee." You can hear John's boredom with the crowd after "God Save The Queen when he says "It is important to make noise, without it you will never be heard." Then about a minute into "Liar" you hear a thud and the music stops. Johnny either fell or was bumped off the stage. Based on what he says, "Sorry about that I just got winded", I think he just fell because had someone actually knocked him off the stage I think he would have given the crowd a right lashing for it. They don't finish the song instead they start right up with "Satellite". After "Holidays" John spots someone with an Arsenal shirt and points it out.

DRAWBACKS
There is some modulation on the first track but not too bad. There is a tiny blank blip after "God Save The Queen" but nothing sounds like it is lost. There are a few clips on "Liar" after the whole John falls off stage bit. There is one bit of modulation on "Holidays". There is a tape break after "Pretty Vacant" then again after 'EMI".

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 20, 1996 - The Guvernment, Toronto, Canada

Trt - ?
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.

Video - some footage exists of John scolding the crowd for throwing beer" was shown on a Canadian Much Music special, and also on Japanese TV.

REVIEW
This was the unannounced Molson Canadian blind date show that was held at a small venue (capacity 900), only contest winners were informed of the gig. Apparantly the crowd was throwing beer and the band left early through the set. They did come back and play "Anarchy" & "Problems" .

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST - ?

August 22, 1996 - Universal Ampitheatre, Los Angeles, CA

Trt - 61:39
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - clear audience recording.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
The first gig in Los Angeles and it was a good one. I remember being front and center. Johnny gives the identifier after "Seventeen" when he says "Good evening LA." The tape doesn't show the electricity that was going on inside that venue, but believe me it was. There was as much hatred as love, it was weird! For each person who yelled out in admiration, there was a "Fuck you Glen" or something to that nature, anyhow it was an awesome show. There were rumors that the band were going to play a secret show afterwards at a local celebrity hang called The Viper Room , but basically it turned out to be just a private party for the band, everyone but John showed up. I remember asking Paul if they were going to play at the club and he said "doubt it". I said, "Isn't John coming?" "Hell we can barely get him to the shows" he joked, and that was that, no Sex Pistols club date.

DRAWBACKS
There is some definite modulation from crowd movement on the first song and at times throughout. You also hear quite a bit of crowd interference through talking, etc. sort of low in the mix, except there is one annoying woman who is louder and yacks through the whole show and then screams into the mike after "EMI", "That was fuckin great." The tape flip break occurs after "Holidays" and is the only break.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 23, 1996 - Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

Trt - 60:14
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - very nice and clear audience recording.
Rating - 8
Official/Semi Official Release - Pist In Hollywood 23/08/96 LP (taken from internet).
Video - real video was broadcast over the internet the night of the show and was available for viewing for a few months thereafter, I don't know if there was a way to save the concert, or uncompress it once it was saved..Very doubtful.

REVIEW
This gig features some of my favorite quotes from the tour from Johnny when he asks "So where's the fucking competition?" Where indeed! Also there's the sing songy "Wanker… hiding in the crowd" rap after "Submission". Although as I have said before I would have rather this tour been more like the early days or even the 2002 gigs, this tour did prove night after night that the band could annihilate any other band around, still 20 years later. After "No Feelings" Steve chimes in with "Where's all the pussy?" to which John quickly responds "Next to the clichés." When will Steve learn that John won't let those innocently pass. Ha ha. Although he does sneak in a "Smoke the beefy" comment after "Holidays". Overall this is a much better gig in performance and recording than the previous nights show at the Ampitheatre. It was a slightly smaller venue so perhaps that had something to do with it. I am surprised that Johnny doesn't make any KISS comments as they were both in town during the same week.

DRAWBACKS
There are 2 versions of this one floating around. The Internet broadcast which is a soundboard can often be a little flawed from dropouts and just a generally odd sound, and an audience recording which I prefer and I have reviewed here. On the audience there is one point of major modulation in the first half of "Pretty Vacant" but it doesn't last very long. The tape flip break then comes after "Pretty Vacant".

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 25, 1996 - Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

Trt - 61:21
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - decent audience recording.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
Another decent show but I still think the 23rd is the best of the 3 LA shows. It just seemed to have more interaction with the crowd and the versions of the songs did actually sound a bit more exciting. Also it sounds like Steve makes a major flub on "Submission" during this show, which is uncharacteristic of this tour.

DRAWBACKS
There is some definite modulation from time to time, most notably on the first track, and again on "Holidays InThe Sun". On the tape flip the very beginning of "Pretty Vacant" seems to be clipped a tiny bit.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 27, 1996 - Shoreline Ampitheatre, Mountain View, CA

Trt - 60:43
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - very clear audience recording.
Rating - 8
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
This would be the last of the California shows and basically the Northern, SF gig, which is why Johnny keeps referencing hippies and "flowers in your hair", even calling the crowd a "fucking laid back bunch of wankers" at one point. The tape is great sounding but the performance just seems to lack some of the excitement as the crowd apparently just was way too laid back.

DRAWBACKS
There is a small break after "Pretty Vacant" and there is a fade out after the song "EMI" which was the end of the tape side and a small pop at the end of "Anarchy" but other than that this is a pretty strong sounding tape.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 29, 1996 - Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR

Trt - ?
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST - ?

August 30, 1996 - Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA

Trt - 59:30
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR from video.
Sound Quality - average audience.
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - entire gig is available on video shot with tripod.

REVIEW
This is the final US gig and it was the opening night of a 3 day festival in Seattle. In the US they seem to throw shoes up as opposed to the broken bottles in parts of Europe, either way it annoys the band. The identifier comes after "Seventeen" when Johnny says "Hello Seattle." Overall it is a pretty decent gig, would like to hear a proper audio recording.

DRAWBACKS
The same as all the ones taken from video recordings the overall sound quality is not that great, also the US gigs never got the additional encores. There are no real edits to speak of.

SETLIST-
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

August 31, 1996 - Pacific Nat. Exhib. Center, Vancouver, Canada

Trt - 56:15
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - hollow sounding audience recording.
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
This was the final North American gig and the 3rd Canadian one. A rather large venue at 7000 people it definitely sounds that way on the recording. The band really has an agenda by this point in the tour plowing through the set making sure they are done in an hour. Johnny doesn't talk to the audience much this gig. Steve actually provides the identifier on this one. Before "EMI" he shouts "Does anybody suck dick in Canada?" to which Johnny once again replies, "Boring!"

DRAWBACKS
The overall sound is that of an audience recording from distance giving a definite hollow sound to it. You can hear some interference from the crowd at times such as singing, etc. There is a cut in the tape after "Stepping Stone" which manages to clip the beginning of "Submission". There is a major edit in the middle of "EMI" and then a cut after the song ends. The taper also seems to blow on the mike near the end of "Problems". There apparently is a better version of this one taken from a DAT floating around to which the review will be amended should that surface.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
Did You No Wrong
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

Australasia

October 5, 1996 - Super Top, Auckland, New Zealand

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

October 9, 1996 - Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

October 11, 1996 Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

October 12, 1996 - Selina's Nitespot, Sydney, Australia

Trt - 59:36
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - nice and clear audience recording.
Rating - 8.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
This tape turned up as one simply labeled Sydney 96, but it was pretty easy to peg the date since they only played 2 Sydney dates and the fact that Johnny starts with "Well we're here" implying it is the first night in a town, plus there was a very in-depth review of the Hodern Pavillion (2nd Sydney gig) featuring lots of quotes from John, none of which are on this recording. Overall it is a pretty clear recording and a decent enough gig. While the playing may sound a bit lifeless at times Johnny chimes out quite a few gems in between songs like, "Have a little patience it requires skill to be this out of tune" after the band runs through "Did You No Wrong".

DRAWBACKS
Basically this is one of the better tapes out there. The only real drawback I can think of is the guitar is a little low in the mix but other than that this is a nice clear tape, obviously recorded on a digital source since there are no real breaks.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

October 14, 1996 - Hordern Pavillion, Sydney, Australia

Trt - 01:12:59
Number of songs - 16
Format - CD-R
Sound Quality - audience recording
Rating - 8
Official/Semi-Official release - Best Of The 1996 Tour Box set
Video - none known

REVIEW
A fairly good quality sound on this recording. I originally had it as an MP3 download that someone sent me for my blog but I also bought the Best of 96 Tour CD box set which this is on. Even though the boxset doesnt list the exact dates of the gigs, by comparing the two I could tell this was the Hordern date from Lydon's banter. Although it is the exact same recording as my MP3 it is clearer sounding. It's a good show, the crowd are enjoying themselves & Lydon seems to be as well. There's the usual Lydon banter with the audience between a lot of the songs and it all seems in good humour.

DRAWBACK
There seems to be a very minute cut between Seventeen & New York when Lydon says ''introducing the best of British''. Other than that I have no complaints.
 
SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save the Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays in the Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy in the UK
Problems
Short Interview with John Lydon

October 17, 1996 - The Royal Theatre, Canberra, Australia

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

October 19, 1996 - Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

October 20, 1996 - The Place Nitespot, Melbourne, Australia

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

October 22, 1996 - The Barton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

October 24, 1996 Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

Japan

October 28, 1996 - Club Citta, Kanagawa, Kawasaki

Trt - 56:09
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - nice and clear audience recording.
Rating - 8.5
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
Johnny is very subdued at this gig considering it is the opening night of the Japanese tour and Johnny has always done very well in Japan. Perhaps he has jetlag since the band just came from Australia. He barely says anything except for a "Cheers" every now and then and his voice sounds hoarse. The band play well however the gig does sound somewhat lifeless due to Johnny's lack on interplay with the audience. Johnny does give a small Japan identifier on "God Save The Queen" when he changes a line to "Japan's dreaming."

DRAWBACKS
There is a small amount of audience interference with singing along but for the most part it is nice and clear. There is no break on this CDR.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

October 29, 1996 - Club Citta, Kanagawa, Kawasaki

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

October 31, 1996 - Imperial Hall, Osaka

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 1, 1996 - Imperial Hall, Osaka

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 2, 1996 - Imperial Hall, Osaka

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 4, 1996 - Nippon Budokan, Tokyo

Trt - 62:04
Number of Songs - 15
Format - CD
Sound Quality - average audience recording
Rating - 7
Official/Semi Official Release - Culture Days CD.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
This is the first gig at Tokyo's legendary Budokan although the quality isn't quite as good as the other Budokan gig. The identifier comes before they play "No Feelings" when Johnny says "Thank you Johnny & the boys for coming to Tokyo" The interesting thing about the Japanese gigs is Steve seems to have added a delay effect on his guitar which is most noticeable on the lead break during 'Did You No Wrong" I hate to say it but it winds up sounding like Billy Duffy of the Cult. This show also seems to be the first recorded version of the "Anarchy" breakdown sing along.

DRAWBACKS
There are various points of modulation throughout and you can hear the taper messing around with the microphone on the first track. There is a ½ second drop out on "Stepping Stone" and there is a cut before "Submission" but no music is lost. However before "EMI" there is another cut and the beginning is indeed cut.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

November 5, 1996 - Nippon Budokan, Tokyo

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 7, 1996 - Sun Palace, Fukuoka

Trt - 63:33
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - nice and clear audience recording.
Rating - 9
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
This is a very nice and clear audience tape with very little interference from anything. This is probably the best sounding one from the whole tour and the band seems to play really well throughout. Nothing really makes this show stand out besides the good quality of the recording but at one point John does state, "I'm a very sick boy" before they launch into "Liar" but without the visuals it is hard to tell why he said that. The identifier comes before "Satellite" when John says "Is this Fukuoka or Fuck U OK?".

DRAWBACKS
Steve kind of flinches on the intro to "God Save The Queen" but other than that there is no real interference, no breaks.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

November 9, 1996 - Diamond Hall, Nagoya

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 10, 1996 - Diamond Hall, Nagoya

Trt -  01:04:22
Number of songs -  15
Format - CD-R
Sound Quality - audience recording
Rating - 8
Official/Semi-Official release -  none known
Video - none known

REVIEW
Lydon walks on stage and shouts a long drawn out ''Enjoooooy''. At the end of New York he says ''ell there is life in Nagoya'' - confirming where the gig is.
It's a strange recording in places as at the end of songs you can hear the crowd being loud, then then become quiter & you can hear what sounds like about 2 or 3 people clapping. I have it on good authority thats how Japanese crowds can be - very silent between songs.
At the end of EMI Lydon says it is goodnight unless they want more & if they don't know how to ask for one they had better start learning. At this point that the crowd actually make a bit more noise & show some enthusiasm.

Overall the sound quality isnt that bad, I would say its about on par with most of the good sounding audience recordings from the 96 Tour.

DRAWBACK
The crowd's lack of enthusiasm between songs can sometimes make this gig feel that the band are playing to a small crowd.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save the Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays in the Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy in the UK
Problems
Short Interview with John Lydon on recording

November 11, 1996 - Diamond Hall, Nagoya

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 13, 1996 - Imperial Hall, Osaka

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 14, 1996 - Imperial Hall, Osaka

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 16, 1996 - Nippon Budokan, Tokyo

Trt - 67:44
Number of Songs - 16
Format - CD
Sound Quality - excellent soundboard
Rating - 9
Official/Semi Official Release - Anarchy in Japan CD
Video - entire gig is available on video however the encore of "Roadrunner" has been edited out of the officially released "Filthy Lucre Live in Japan" VHS/DVD.

REVIEW
This is probably the best recording from the tour since it is taken from a soundboard recording and not bleeped or edited like the radio broadcast of Finsbury Park. Also, unlike some soundboard recording you can hear the crowd screaming which is nice so perhaps they had some room mikes to specifically pick up more ambience in the hall. Johnny clearly points out again that the key to his heart is through his football club since he notices someone with a shirt and quietly and gleefully says: "Arsenal?" On the video you can see his face light up when he sees this. This is also one of the gigs with Johnny in his hilarious short pants outfit…

DRAWBACKS - The biggest drawback with this is not with the audio recording but the official video which for some reason has cut out the final encore song, the rarely played "Roadrunner" and edited straight to the actual ending of the show where the band says goodbye and "we're not worthy". To compensate they have inserted 2 songs from the Phoenix Festival, which is nice, but not at the expense of interfering with having the complete Tokyo show.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
Roadrunner

November 17, 1996 - Syakaibunka Kaikanm Matsumoto-Si, Matsumoto

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 19, 1996 - Club Citta, Kanagawa, Kawasaki

Trt - 58:47
Number of Songs - 15
Format - CD
Sound Quality - decent audience.
Rating - 7.5
Official/Semi Official Release - A Cellarful of Noise CD.
Video - none known.

REVIEW- Another one of the Japanese gigs and actually the last one we can listen to until the Sendai tape pops up for trade. It is interesting because at one point before "Liar" you can hear a security person telling someone to move, now this gig is in Japan and the guy is speaking in English. Johnny gets very upset at the crowd when they come back for the encore since the crowd has been so quiet throughout the gig. It's probably better than the folks in Europe who were throwing bottles at them.

DRAWBACKS
The biggest drawback is the modulation on this recording possibly from crowd movement. It seems there is a constant wave throughout the recording sometimes worse than others. There is a clip after "EMI", but no music is lost.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

November 21, 1996 - Hokkaidou Kouseinenkin Kaikan, Sapporo

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 23, 1996 - Sun Plaza Hall, Sendai

Trt - 01:12:59
Number of songs - 15
Format - CD-R
Sound Quality - audience recording
Rating - 6
Official/Semi-Official release - none  known
Video - none known

REVIEW
It's very hard to hear the band clearly & there's hardly any Lydon interaction between songs (either because it is inaudible or edited out).
Probably one for the completists like me who like to have a copy of any gig regardless of how painful it is to listen to.
 
DRAWBACK
The poorest quality of all the recordings from the Japanese leg. It sounds like it was recorded at the back of the hall far away from the stage or sound system.
It sounds like there may be a small cut out of crowd noise between the end of Liar & the beginning of Satellite. The same again between Submission and Holidays in the Sun. In fact you hardly hear any chatter fom Lydon between songs this is partly because of the poor quality of the recording but also because the taper appears to paused his recorder between a lot of the songs, maybe to save on battery power or length of tape. Being in the modern era I often assume most bootlegs are now recorded on some digital phone/recorder etc. This could have been recorded on a good old fashioned C-90 cassette for all I know.
 
SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save the Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays in the Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy in the UK
Problems

South America

November 29, 1996 - Praca Da Apoteose, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

November 30, 1996 - Pista De Atlotismo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

December 4, 1996 - Obras, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Trt - ??
Number of Songs - ?
Format - ?
Sound Quality - ?
Rating - ?
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
None available.

DRAWBACKS
No tape of this gig has surfaced as of yet.

SETLIST -?

December 5, 1996 - Obras, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Trt - 55:10
Number of Songs - 15
Format - cassette/CDR
Sound Quality - average to below average audience (soundboard w/ annoying announcer interrupting the songs).
Rating - 6.5 audience (7.5 radio).
Official/Semi Official Release - none known.
Video - none known.

REVIEW
The identifier comes after "Seventeen" when John says "Good Evening Buenos Aires!" The crowd for this recording is amazing, singing along with the band, check out the breakdown sing along on "God Save The Queen" and chanting in between songs, "Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole…Pistols…Pistols", and there is a longer one after GSTQ. Man, at least the angry, bottle-throwing fans came at the beginning of the tour and crowds like these were at the end. It would be tough for them as tired as they must have been at this point to meet up with hostile crowds. Thankfully they seem like they were appreciative of the Pistols being there, as I know I was when they played in LA.

DRAWBACKS
My copy of the audience recording seems to have a lot of hiss, which is a drawback, but overall is still quite listenable. There is a small dropout in the middle of "Stepping Stone" and a break after "Holidays In The Sun" and then again at the tape side end after "EMI". There is also a soundboard radio broadcast that is of excellent sound quality but has a very annoying announcer shouting "Sex Pistols Exclusivo" every couple of minutes. The biggest drawback, much like the Australian leg is that only one recording seems to have turned up. Surely there are more out there.

SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save The Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays In The Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy In The UK
Problems

December 7, 1996, - Monumental, Santiago, Chile

Trt - 00:55:44
Number of songs - 15
Format - CD-R
Sound Quality - taken from FM Broadcast
Rating -  8
Official/Semi-Official release - Best of the Sex Pistols Tour 1996 Box Set
Video - none known

REVIEW
Great quality sound, but it should be seeing as it's sourced from FM Broadcast..
At the start of New York John Lydon greets the audience with 'Good evening San Tiago...Chile' confirming the gig's venue. At the end of GSTQ John shouts ''Salute!" and at the end of EMI John shouts ''because we love you.'' The recording finishes with Problems and John wishing evryone Goodnight at the end.
There's very little Lydon/audience interaction betwen songs but the crowd seem to be enjoying it & the band play a fast set with little or no gaps inbetween each song, not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion.

I can't tell from the recording whether there was an encore (maybe due to clever editing) or whether the band just played one complete set with no breaks.
 
DRAWBACKS
Bodies fades in at the start - probably to remove DJ chat from the FM broadcast. At the end of the show the recording goes into a Sex Pistols advert on the Chilean radio station and a bit of DJ chat, but this is after the gig has finished & it does not interfere with the show.
 
SETLIST
Bodies
Seventeen
New York
No Feelings
Did You No Wrong
God Save the Queen
Liar
Satellite
Stepping Stone
Submission
Holidays in the Sun
Pretty Vacant
EMI
Anarchy in the UK
Problems

         
   

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