Thursday, 17 August 2017

Public Image Ltd. - "Futurama Sci-Fi Festival, Leeds 8th september, 1979" (Bootleg)

Post-punk's 'woodstock' was the 1979 Futurama Festival in Leeds,and the opening night was headlined by PiL, above such luminaries as Joy Division ,Cabaret Voltaire and a raft of nearly every other hip band of even had Hawkwind, despite them being more science fantasy in their outlook than science fiction.
PiL's performance had mixed reviews from brilliant to terrible,with Lydon spending most of the gig with his back to the audience.A stance I've always approved of. 
Wobble's outfit was an all white combination of socks, sandals and shorts,as if he was drafted in from Wham!'s 'Club Tropicana' video.
This band had a fantastically terrible attitude that matched the brilliance of their groundbreaking music. They had every right to put on a terrible performance; that's why they(PiL 1978-80) were always brilliant no matter what they did.


5.Public Image
7.Death disco
9.No Birds Do Sing

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luca mururoa said...

Thank you for all those great PiL' bootlegs!
Are you interested in "First Issue" in .flac?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hi,glad you enjoyed the PiL thanks for the Flac offer.The vinyl version is good enough for me.

luca mururoa said...

I'm listening to those crazy fellow Italians, Axis Sally, right now, watching silent UKR war news. You got some interesting tapes for sure!
Always liked to use tv for the moving images, while listening to crazy music (well, I can remember Cabaret Voltaire' early videos...)
Think I have in my archive a quite unsettling AREA track, electronic/noise, "Citazione da JL JACKSON", 1974, a single sold only at their concerts, to raise money for the defence of an anarchist who killed a fascist... Crazy and eerie story and track. Jackson was a Black Panther killed while assaulting a prison in USA.

Jonny Zchivago said...

I too enjoy improvised video accompaniment,like improvised music.It seems to fit if you are open minded.
Lots of Crazy Italian Prog out there,and indeed in here too.
No familiar with that Area track...will investigate.