EARLY PISTOLS LIVE SHOWS RELEASED!
THE SEX PISTOLS have a box set of live recordings from 1976 issued by Universal this summer.
The appropriately-titled Sex Pistols – Live ’76 compiles warts’n’all recordings from the band’s legendary shows over the course of the first summer of UK punk, across four CDs or vinyl LPs, as well as digital download.
The first disc features their 4 June gig from Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall; the one that famously inspired Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto to form BUZZCOCKS, which was also witnessed by such local future luminaries as jOY DIVISION, MORRISSEY, MARK E SMITH and TONY WILSON.
Disc Two captures their ‘Midnight Special’ show at Islington’s Screen On The Green cinema on 29 August, where they were supported by Buzzcocks and THE CLASH.
Disc Three contains the Pistols’ gig on 17 September at Chelmsford Prison, the only one to be officially record, captured to quarter-inch tape by soundman Dave Goodman.
The final disc is given over to a recording of a show at the 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent that has previously circulated as a bootleg. The sets feature contemporary photographs plus an original facsimile Sex Pistols Glitterbest press kit from the era.