on 5 August 2013
Alright, so this was filmed in 07, when the Pistols are all pushing/past 50. Fear not, for Uncle Johnny gives it loads of welly! He's ably backed by Jones, Cook and Matlock who sensibly concentrate on laying the musical foundations, whilst Rotten provides the music-hall face mugging, expletive ridden pronouncements and vocal histrionics.
Let's face it, this is the best recorded Sex Pistols gig we are going to get, so enjoy it: they sound great and have enough energy to provide plenty of wallop. The crowd go mental; young and old alike.
Put simply: get some booze in, turn it up and lose yourself in anarchistic reverie!
Highlights: a rocking 'Did You No Wrong'; a cracking 'Holidays'; an incendiary 'Bodies'; Lydon forgetting the words but coming off as strangely loveable for it; and Lydon spitting brandy into his own eyes!
The extras (Pistols' guide to London) are enjoyable; Lydon's anti-corporate rant is marmite, I love it!
on 2 August 2013
An unbiased opinion here as I'm not even a big Pistols fan, but was curious about this. I ended up loving every minute of it! The extras are, for a change, entertaining and substantial. Some of the negative reviewers need to take this a lot less seriously. Lydon isn't taking it seriously at all (even if some of the audience are). He knows it's nothing more than golden oldies night for the blank generation and he's having a ball. Relax and do likewise!
on 1 February 2014
I wasnt sure if this would cut the mustard being as the guys involved are getting on a bit now,but need not have worried. This blu-ray was very enjoyable and the band play with plenty of enthusiasm and look like they are having a lot of fun,I wish I could have gone to the real gig now but this disc gives a good account of the night so just crank up the volume and enjoy :)
on 30 May 2015
Anyone who has seen any of my other reviews may be surprised that I would have bought a copy of a concert by the Sex Pistols but in fact I have quite broad tastes, if it's good it's good and this is very good indeed. The Sex Pistols manage to be horrible but brilliant all at the same time, raw rock at its best, compulsive adrenaline fuelled viewing! Highly reccomend!
on 22 February 2012
What a concert live in Brixton Academy,only wish i was actually there but you felt as though you were.Cannot describe just how good it was,words fail me,you must see it for yourself.The sex pistols were on top form,fantastic show and ...well just buy it and see for yourself,it made you feel as if you had gone back in time. Quality.