Received this CD in the post at work and thought I would pop it in the car sound system on the way home for a quick listen, result being that my wife was looking conernedly out of the kitchen window wondering why I was still sitting in the car with an inane grin on my face 20 minutes after having pulled into the drive.
From the crashing opening intro to "Bodies" the boys rocket through this best of collection like a runaway train, gathering momentum as they go,and lifted by an obviously adoring crowds noisy vocal participation.Steve Jones's superb guitar work is more than aqequately underpinned by the throbbing bass and pounding drums of Messrs Matlock and Cook and, whilst Johnny still has the odd problem holding a note, nobody sings with the same level of vehement conviction as this boy. I have a large and eclectic CD collection, and in one listen "Filthy Lucre Live" reduced every other live album in my collection to the status of also rans making me wonder what the Pistols might have achieved if they had not imploded and employed a drug addled scarecrow in place of the vastly more talented Matlock. Whilst musical purists may continue to say that the Sex Pistols are not "real music",any album which generates this much passion, adrenalin and, dare I say it, downright enjoyment epitomises what music is supposed to be representative of and so God Save the Sex Pistols I say, and long may you reign. An absolute 5 star,gilt edged,copper bottomed classic which improves with each listen. Buy it now while you are still young enough to appreciate it.