5 January 1978 Atlanta, GA (Alex Cooley’s) Great Southeast Music Hall (First show of the tour)
All ODD TWO LP’s found with green ‘VON GROSSENSHUSS’ labels
Side 1 God Save The Queen / I Wanna Be Me / Seventeen / New York / Bodies / Submission
Side 2 Holidays In The Sun / EMI / No Feelings / Problems / Pretty Vacant / Anarchy In The USA
Audience recording. Sound quality: ?
Notes from THE Sex Pistols vinyl bootleg site. http://www.philjens.plus.com/pistols/pistols/pistols_bootlegs_vinyl.htm
(which can still use some improvements, additions & clarifications and I hope I can add to that here)
USA LP. Plain white sleeve with yellow insert and WL [no sightings with a white label that I know of]. Released in 1979 [ if that is correct, that would date all the releases found with the Von Grossenshuss label].
European ’80’s repress of ODD TWO stated the wrong date. Came in a plain white sleeve with a wraparound blue A3 xerox. Light blue label with black lettering.
German repress of ODD TWO came in plain white sleeve with a dark blue A4 insert. B&W labels.
Which version is this?
Repressed as K&S 023 on mcv PVC and also without the K&S logo on black PVC.
Another reissue of the ODD TWO master happened on Pistols Shock USA! – not to be confused with the 1984 European bootleg Shock USA!
10 January 1978 Dallas, TX Longhorn Ballroom
Also available with Ruthless Rhymes, bronze colored blank, yellow RECORD 1 – SIDE 1 – and reissued with Full Tilt labels. An eBay seller wrote: “To make it even more rare the label on the actual lp reads Serious Endeavour on Full Tilt Records which I believe was an early Clash bootleg LP”. Fact is that all FT labels are the same and say this, regardless of the performer.
Then, there is the ‘picture labels edition’:
Matrix: SP 2800 – A/B Re-1
philjens.plus.com says: Notes. Two pressings. 1) Black & white glued insert. 2) Red cover. [Must be the Full Tilt re-issue shown above]
USA LP. Also SP 2800, came with a 30 cm X 30 cm xerox cover not glued on the plain white sleeve. This version was sold only in the UK initially. There is a difference on the cover, with the ‘Made In England’ [‘Printed in England’ – as visible on the far left] line removed. Most of the copies came with plain full bronze labels.
Side 1: Radio Advert / God Save The Queen / I Want To Be Me / Seventeen / New York / E.M.I. / Bodies
Side 2: No Feelings / Problems / Pretty Vacant / Anarchy In The U.K. / No Fun
01. God save the queen 4:09
02. I want to be me 4:39
03. Seventeen 3:13
04. New York 4:33
05. EMI 4:34
06. Bodies 5:02
07. Belsen was a Gas 2:13
08. Holidays in the Sun 5:21
09. No feelings 4:04
10. Problems 4:40
11. Pretty Vacant 3:56
12. Anarchy in the UK 6:19
13. No Fun 6:13
14. Submission 4:55
15. Liar 3:47
Fan review: “This is one of the best bootlegs I own. Capturing the Sex Pistols during their whirlwind 1978 tour of some of the United States’ most elegant saloons, this features a zonked-out Sid Vicious as court jester (at one point referring to the audience members–in Dallas, Texas, mind you–as “faggots”), essentially leaving Steve Jones in charge of all the musicianship here. As Johnny Rotten blood-curdling voice roars an epic cover of the Stooges’ “No Fun” (which is, believe it or not, even better than the original!), Jones slashes away on this simple two-chord track as if his life depended on it, putting even Johnny Thunders’ guitarwork–the player Jones most clearly imitates–to shame. This live album is not about musical precision: it’s about the shambolic spirit of sloppy musicianship combined with precision of passionate onstage intensity that transcends anything capable by the likes or Rush and Genesis. This is the real shit right here.”
“A pretty good sounding recording of the show. I think the best boot of the ill-fated 1978 US tour is [the CD] “Kill the Hippies”.“
Rated as “Vgs”
14 January 1978 San Francisco, CA Winterland Ballroom
Notes again from the philjens.plus.com/pistols/pistols/pistols_bootlegs website [with changes ]
GUN CONTROL LP; SP2900 PLATES
Different color inserts: yellow, blue, green, orange, white, pink.
First Pressing: Ruthless Rhymes, cream labels.
Second Pressing: Ruthless Rhymes, yellow labels. [I removed “an original first pressing” from the description, as it says that on the generic Ruthless Rhymes labels, same as the non-image side for Dragonfly always says “Number 5 In This Series”]
Third Pressing: Dragonfly Records label.
Fourth Pressing: Slipped Disc Records label. Slipped Disc logo labels
Box Set (Sex Pistols File 1976- 1978 “A Four Record Set”). Plain Cream labels.Totally new insert made. (this was then copied in the UK as Blank Tapes (UK-5 plates).
Last pressing came with a dark red & white insert with a Sid Vicious picture by Dennis Morris. Black & white pictures from Ray Stevenson’s book, ‘Sex Pistols File’, on the labels. Some copies with yellow & black insert.
TAKRL # 916:
Same songs on both sides due to a mix up at the plant:
God Save The Queen / I Wanna Be Me / Seventeen / New York / E.M.I. / Belsen Was A Gas / Bodies / Holidays In The Sun
Copies are usually found with this generic BLANK/Spunk label, that was also used on other non-Sex Pistols titles in the 900 series, as well as reissues of older TAKRL titles with b&w printed covers done around the same time.
In the US, this label is generally linked to TAKRL # 929 SEX PISTOLS – SPUNK, a copy of the European bootleg of the same name, released in August or October 1977, depending on source, and first mentioned in the music press (Sounds) on 22 October 1977 (Matrix #s: LYN 4372-111 & LYN 4373-111.
Sex Pistols File 4 LP box
US version produced by Ruthless Rhymes, 250copies mentioned but as Hot Wacks states many were seized in a raid on an LA area pressing plant. This may be connected to Vicky Vinyl being taken out of business in February of 1980.
Contains re-pressings of the titles: Spunk / Indecent Exposure / Welcome To The Rodeo / Gun Control
Wrap around box slip sheet. Numbered & unnumbered versions issued, not particularly rare. Numerous label versions for each record exist (more than 30 identified).
On the original numbered pressings, the bottom right corner will say :
“limited edition. – 250 sets only – This is No ____” (handwritten number entered)
US Tour Dates:
29 December 1977 Homestead Pennsylvania Leona Theatre CANCELLED
31 December 1977 Chicago Illinois Ivanhoe Theatre CANCELLED
1 January 1978 Cleveland Ohio The Agora CANCELLED
3 January 1978 Alexandria Virginia Alexandria Roller Rink CANCELLED
5 January 1978 Atlanta Georgia Great Southeast Music Hall
6 January 1978 Memphis Tennessee Taliesyn Ballroom
8 January 1978 San Antonio Texas Randy’s Rodeo
9 January 1978 Baton Rouge Louisiana Kingfish Club
10 January 1978 Dallas Texas Longhorn Ballroom
12 January 1978 Tulsa Oklahoma Cain’s Ballroom [the only venue that still exists today]
14 January 1978 San Francisco California Winterland Ballroom