SINGS (Virgin V2144) Released December 1979
Breakdown of the songs
featured on the album.
Researched by Dino Everett, 2005.
Born to Lose - This is the version from the kid's matinee at Huddersfield, Dec
25, 1977 (w/ Sid, Paul Cook & Steve Jones). If you listen to the bass it is
not very good and therefore sounds like Sid. Steve can be heard singing backups.
Sid sang two songs at the matinee, the other being Chinese Rocks.
I Wanna Be Your Dog - 1st set, Max's Kansas City, New York, September 29th
Take a Chance with Me - 1st set, September 29th
Stepping Stone - 1st set, Max's Kansas City, New York, September 28th
My Way - studio version
Belsen was a Gas - 1st set, September 28th
Something Else - 1st set, September 30th (info amended Jan 13. Previously '1st set, Sept 28')
Chatterbox - 1st set, September 28th
Search & Destroy - 1st set, September 28th
Chinese Rocks - 1st set, September 29th (info amended Jan 13. Previously '1st set, Sept 28')
My Way - 1st set, September 29th
are talking bits edited in from both the 28th & 29th sets, including quite
a few from the second set of the 28th, although no music is included from that
set. This helps at least make sense out of the fact that the LP's inner sleeve
shows a copy of Boogie's notes from the second set of the 28th used during compiling
the LP. Until this new tape surfaced I was unsure of which night's set those notes
were from. The tapes used for the LP along with the rare "Belsen" demo
are probably still in the hands of Boogie, since Virgin no longer has any of them.
There are also a few unidentified bits of talking which lead me to believe that
the entire second set from September 29th, or perhaps something from the 30th,
pointed out in his feature on www.sex-pistols.net,
the studio version of "My Way" is the one and only recorded backing
take from the Paris sessions. It was the third attempted session and was recorded
by sound engineer Emmanuel 'Manu' Guyot on April 10, 1978. Both Steve & Sid
were in a state so the studio musicians, Claude Engel (guitar), Sauveur Mallia
(bass), & Pierre-Alain Dahan (drums), laid down the initial tracks and is
the only recorded take that exists. As Steve pointed out on his radio show on
June 1, 2004, he then took the tapes back to the UK, added to them and that was
that. Any "new" versions are merely different mixes, not different takes.
song-by-song breakdown also appears in the Live Resouce section of the site.