This is a recording of one of the last gigs in the UK that the band were to play, only Keithly and Huddersfield on the 'Never Mind The Bans' tour. Rotten who was apparently suffering from a bad cold on the night wound the audience up and courted their support in equal measure. The famous Gooner's comment 'I see the Arsenal won!' was a reference to the fact that Coventry City had lost 2-1 at home that afternoon. 'We played to a load of ponces dahn South last night.... nice to be back' referred to the band's gig at Brunel University in Uxbridge.
The sound is pretty good taking into consideration it's age and the packed club environment in which the recording was made. It is pretty chaotic but when they do get to playing the songs they are played well... mmm maybe not the bass!
The gig was a sell out and 500 or so punters were cranked up to fever pitch such that the band had to remain backstage for two hours after the gig whilst the audience dispersed. Eventually, the band were lead out via a back entrance to the venue and taken to the nearby Leofric Hotel where Sid observed the age old rock 'n' roll tradition of smashing up his hotel room.
(Leofric Hotel, Coventry 18th December 1977)
02. New York
05. Belsen Was A Gas
06. Holidays In The Sun
07. Anarchy In The UK
08. Pretty Vacant