PiL - Cleveland, Agora Theater, USA
April 30th, 1980

Running Order:
1. Careering
2. Annalisa
3. Attack
4. Low Life
5. Chant
6. Poptones
7. Death Disco

Running Time:
35 minutes (approx)

Sound Quality:
(5.5) VERY muddy over modulated Audience Recording
Tape Gradings Explained here

review by DINO EVERETT

This gig is always overlooked in gig listings from the 1980 US Tour, in fact, until this recording surfaced no one really knew it had even been played.

This is one for historians only since the recording quality of this is almost unlistenable due to the overmodulation that occurs when the music starts. Some of the cheaper recorders in the 70/80's didn't have mikes capable of loud music and would get all muffled sounding once it starts because it can't handle it, which is frustrating since when the music stops the tape gets very clear sounding.

Anyway it is hard to properly review the gig since you can barely hear what is going on but Johnny doesn't seem to interact with the audience all that much and all that is really audible is the fuzzy over modulated sound of Wobble's bass. It cuts off on 'Death Disco' so it probably is incomplete as well. A real shame since this was a gig that I didn't even know had occurred for many years.


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