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Friday, 26 August 2016

PIL gigs & Super deluxe boxsets coming soon

From PIL Official
We are pleased to announce a further four UK dates for November 2016 starting at Salisbury, City Hall on Tuesday, November 15th 2016. See dates below.
PiL will follow the UK shows with a main support appearance at the Sinner’s Day Festival in Hasselt, Belgium on Sunday November 20th.  
Tickets for the UK dates go on general sale today Friday, August 26th at10am. See for ticket links and additional information.
UK / European Tour Dates
Salisbury, City Hall, UK, Tuesday, November 15th 2016  
Tickets on sale now
Leamington Spa, The Assembly, UK, Wednesday, November 16th 2016  
Tickets on sale now
Birmingham, O2 Institute, UK, Friday, November 18th 2016  
Tickets on sale now
Leicester, O2 Academy, UK, Saturday, November 19th 2016  
Tickets on sale now
Sinner’s Day Festival, Hasselt, Belgium, Sunday, November 20th 2016
Tickets on sale now

Super-deluxe box set editions

PiL are also set to re-issue legendary albums ‘Metal Box’ and ‘Album’ as super-deluxe box sets via Universal UMC in October 2016. More information to follow…

Saturday, 20 August 2016

My PIL bootleg wants list - August 2016

Every now and again I post a request for recordings that I would like for my collection. This list contains bootlegs that I either know exist or have heard exist. Some of the rumours may be incorrect.

 Also I don't pretend to know everything, so you may have a recording that's not listed that I still may need. Please take a look and if you can help me with any please email me

All additions are welcome.

I prefer lossless quality but to be honest I will take any recording in any format or quality if its something I don't already have - Thanks for looking.

Cornwall Coliseum, St Austell 6 November 1983
Leeds University, UK 18 November 1983
Hammersmith Palais, London 5th December 1983
Rock City, Nottingham 7 December 1983
King Georges Hall, Blackburn 11 December 1983
Odeon Theatre, Birmingham 12 December 1983
Top Rank, Cardiff 13 December 1983

Starry Night Club, Portland OR 16 October 1984
Crest Theatre, Sacramento 20 October 1984
DVD Olympic auditorium CA 16th November 1984
ANU Performing Arts Centre Canberra, Australia 16 December 1984
The Palais, Melbourne, Australia 18 December 1984 (full gig only)
The Barton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia 22 December 1984
RSL Club, Ballina, Australia 28 December 1984
Rock Arena @ Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Australia 29 December 1984

Cronulla Sutherland Leagues Club, Sydney, Australia 3 January 1985
Royal Antler Hotel, Sydney, Australia 4 January 1985

Arts Centre,Poole, Dorset 22 May 1986
Temple Concert Hall, Toronto, Canada 16 June 1986
Phantasy Nite Club, Cleveland, OH 17 June 1986
Riviera Theatre, Chicago 20th June 1986
Hollywood Palladium, LA 5 July 1986
Arcadia Theatre, Dallas, Texas 12 July 1986

Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway 10 August 1987
Canecao, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 21 August 1987 (full video or audio)
Apollo Theatre, Manchester 25 September 1987
Das Metropltheatrer, Berlin, Germany 21 October 1987
Riviera Theatre, Chicago 28th November 1987

The Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, GA 3 March 1988

Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN 27 June 1989
Master Builders Club, Illawarra, Australia 10 August 1989
The Hills Centre, Castle Hill, Australia 12 August 1989
The Workers Club, Newcastle, Australia 15 August 1989
Easts Leagues Rugby Club, Brisbane, Australia 18 August 1989
Arts Factory Lodge, Byron Bay, Australia 20 August 1989

The Shrine Mosque, Springfield, MO 8 April 1992
Aston Villa Centre, Birmingham 5 May 1992

Showbox at Market, Seattle 20 April 2010
Midland Theatre, KansasCity, MO 26 April 2010
Rock Zottegem Festival, Belgium 10 July 2010
O2 Academy, Liverpool 14 July 2010

The Empire, Middlebrough 1 June 2011
The Coal Exchange, Cardiff 2 June 2011
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium 4 June 2011
53 Degrees, Preston 7 June 2011
Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan 15 August 2011

Impact Festival, Warsaw, Bemowo Airport, Poland, July 27th 2012
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall, UK 3rd August 2012
Newcastle, O2 Academy, UK, August 6th 2012
Manchester, HMV Ritz, UK, August 7th 2012
Split Festival, Ashbrooke Sports Ground, Sunderland, UK, September 22nd 2012

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Sex Pistols bootlegs now removed

With the release of the Sex Pistols Live 1976 boxset this coming Friday I have now removed all the original bootlegs from this blog.

If you want to hear the gigs I suggest you buy the official release. The recordings (official or unofficial versions) will never again be shared on this blog. Also they will not be shared privately so please don't ask.

Support the artist and buy their officially released products.

Monday, 15 August 2016

The London SS - 29th July 2016, Dublin Castle, Camden, London

The London SS is a group founded in March 1975 by drummer Geir Wade, bassist John Brown, guitarist Mick Jones, and guitarist Eunan Brady. In 2012 Brady put together a new lineup, featuring himself along with Jimi McDonald, Taj Sagoo, Michael Kane, and Andi Emm.

Here's a recording I made of their recent gig at Dublin Castle in Camden, where they played along side with Bloody English.

Set list:
King Drag
Blow It All Away
Jet Boy

The band are extremely entertaining and well worth seeing if you get the chance, with Jimi being very partial to jumping off the stage, running around the crowd and singing on top of tables and the bar.

DISCLAIMER: THE LONDON SS neither support nor condone nazism, neo-nazism, fascism, racism, sexism, bullying, homophobia or random acts of twatism.

A PILHead Recording - PH005

Bloody English - 29th July 2016 - Dublin Castle, Camden, London

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend an event that was a celebration of all things Indie with Kathy Di Tondo .

One of the bands playing was a group of young lads who epitomise the Indie spirit - they are called Bloody English. No big money backing. Doing it on their own and for the love of it. I recorded the gig and I'm sharing it with you today.

It really was a great performance and I hope you enjoy the recording.

They have great energy and a passion for what they do....and they have a sense of humour too.

The recording is straight from my master and apart from being track separated its exactly as was played. It comes with cd artwork which I created myself. I urge everyone to check them out if you get the chance, you wont be disappointed.

Thanks to Sean and Larry from the band for allowing me to share this recording with their full consent. Support the artist. See them live - you'll love them

A PILHead Recording PH004