- Festival Internacional de Benicássim, Spain
July 17th 2010
1. This is Not a Love Song
2. Death Disco
3. Tie me To the Length of That
6. Flowers of Romance
12. Public image
13. Open Up
84 minutes (approx)
(8.5) Recorded from internet webcast
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review by Mick C
I don't know if many people actually heard the live webcast of this gig. For a start the festivals website only opened for me on the 5th or 6th attempt. Then it refused to connect to the live cast. It tried literally about 30-40 times to get it to connect. Then eventually it connected and Not a Love Song started blasting out of my speakers, so I immediately hit the record button.
I do hope that I'm not imposing too much of an injustice upon the organisers of the live webcast but for fucks sake, what a shambles!
From the sound of it there was a pretty massive crowd (Benicàssim is a pretty huge festival after all!) and Lydon truly is at his best, working the crowd like only he can.
The bootleg is obviously a decent soundboard, although small parts of Religion clipped quite heavily (technical term meaning that the mics overloaded) resulting in a barrage of static noise, which is something that isn't really expected from such a high profile festival. Although as I've already said, the webcast was almost a complete shambles anyway.
The setlist has been edited heavily to fit into their allocated time slot and interestingly Rise is performed at the midway point rather than as an encore.
The end of the recording is where all the "trouble" happened, if you believe arsewanks like the NME that is... In short the band end the set with Open Up then leave the stage, although Lydon hasn't quite finished with the song which leads to a pretty explosive outburst. The band (humbly) return to the stage and finish the song. Lydon leaves the crowd with the words; "Thank you from Public image runaway Limited. Looks like I'm all alone as per fucking usual!" Readers of the aforementioned musical publication would soon learn that PiL had dramatically split up on stage... load of bollocks.
A fantastic bootleg!