PiL - Bordeux, Chat Bleu, France
October 20th, 1986
3. Low Life
5. Pretty Vacant
7. Flowers of Romance
11. Holidays in the Sun
12. Public image
65 minutes (approx)
(8) High quality audience recording
Tape Gradings Explained here
review by Mick C
There's a cut after Low Life and another before Poptones (Fishing has been edited out!)
There's a cut between Flowers and Bags.
There's a cut between Bags and Home.
There is a cut between Home and Rise.
There is a cut between Holidays and Public image.
The most interesting thing about this show and the Spanish shows is that they clearly illustrate how much tighter the band had become since the British and European dates 5 months earlier. It's also interesting to note how the set-list evolved over that time.
The fantastic quality of this recording make it a joy to listen to and the band seem much more confident and relaxed than at the outset of the tour.
Show high-light has to be a blistering Low Life, which has to be heard, not least for Lydon's lyrical re-arrangements to include the line: "I hate the French". After Flowers there is a cut which leads me to believe that Banging the Door or 4 enclosed walls (or both) had been edited out by the bootlegger. Then again, there are quite a few bootlegs with a cut in the same place (Hamburg!), so perhaps not.
I am also inclined to think that Round has also been edited out due to the fact that we hear the drum intro but then there's a cut in the tape, and we resume with Home. This is unfortunate, but perhaps an unedited copy exists somewhere.
A fantastic bootleg, well worth finding despite it having been cut to pieces.