Good Afternoon from Tallahassee.
December 31, 2014: I took the first- and second-ever PiL bootlegs out
for a stroll. For all the endless format/quality yammering over the 36
years since these albums were issued, it's no surprise that half-focused
audience recordings have always instilled the most profound thrills. Nubes was particularly inspiring. During Keith Levene's lacerating solo in
"Theme," you can hear a Rainbow Theatre audience member (presumably standing near
the taper) wilt and crumble with an agonized "Aaaauugghhhhhh!"
Sounds no one had ever before heard. I've since acquired (near) soundboard editions of
their first ten gigs, but these, my friends, engendered mystery...