Recorded live at the’76 club, Burton on Trent, 24 September 1976. The line up consisted of Johnny Rotten (Vocals), Steve Jones (Guitar/Drums), Glen Matlock (Bass/Vocals) and Paul Cook (Drums).
The second disc is the last ever interview of the band recorded at an America Radio Station (‘The Winterland Show’) just before the group split in the autumn of 1978
The sleeve notes have been written by Alan Parker, who has written many books on the band, together with rare and unseen photos.
A review from ‘The Filth And The Fury’ December 1999 (issue 11)
I said back in F & F 6 that I wasn’t going to review any Burton on Trent CD’s ever again, and I meant it. However, at long ****ing last the whole gig has finally been released on official CD! For over 20 years we’ve had countless versions of this gig on vinyl and CD, sometimes officially, mostly not. Why it’s never come out in its entirety I’ll never know. It always seemed to be missing one track or another, or the tracks were re-titled and put in a different order, In short, it was a rip off, aimed at fans who didn’t always know better. For once this release is anything but a rip off, as well as getting the whole Burton 24.9.76 gig, even including the false starts to ‘Problem’, you also get a free bonus disc featuring out-takes from the Radio KSAN interviews which the band did before the Winterland gig. Of course parts of these interviews turned up on ‘Some Product’, but most of these out-takes don’t. It’s similar to the interview parts on the ‘Never Mind The Filthy Lucre’ CD, in fact, very similar!
The packaging is pretty good too, featuring sleeve notes by a F & F regular (I wonder who!), along with rare(ish) ’76 pics of the band… I was so bored with the Burton gig, that it had been ages since I listened to it properly, and I’d actually forgotten what a good gig it is, with ‘Anarchy’ being particularly strong. I think having the set run in the right order without gaps really helps it too… Almafame had originally intended to just release the incomplete gig, but all it took to get the whole gig released was to tell them it had never been released in full (except for on the rare Jap bootleg CD ‘Truly Indecent Exposure’), and that the fans were sick to the back teeth of it! I can’t help thinking that if someone had told Receiver that years ago, we could have been saved a lot of money and hassle! The CD is available as both a limited edition double CD of 5,000, and as a normal one set, and either way it’s certainly worth getting. If you’re a fan (for once) I can definitely recommend buying a Burton CD! In fact, I recommend taking all your old Burton records and CD’s down to your local second hand record shop, getting the money for them and putting it towards this, because as far as I’m concerned this should be the end of it, it never needs to be released ever again…
- Anarchy In The UK
- I Wanna Be Me
- New York
- No Lip
- Steppin’ Stone
- No Feelings
- No Fun
- Pretty Vac*nt
- [PA Trouble]
The last ever interview… recorded the morning of the Winterland Show