Punk Night: 1/14/78

  • Track Count 27
  • Total Length 1:31:29
Sample this playlist
  1. 1 God Save The Queen The Sex Pistols 04:05
  2. 2 Introduction The Avengers 01:49
  3. 3 The American In Me The Avengers 01:51
  4. 4 Desperation The Avengers 02:09
  5. 5 Paint It Black The Avengers 03:12
  6. 6 Don't Throw It Away The Avengers 02:27
  7. 7 Open Your Eyes / No Martyr The Avengers 05:00
  8. 8 Teenage Rebel The Avengers 03:00
  9. 9 Crazy Homicide The Avengers 02:24
  10. 10 The End Of The World The Avengers 02:59
  11. 11 Change The Avengers 01:57
  12. 12 We Are The One The Avengers 02:23
  13. 13 I Believe In Me The Avengers 03:01
  14. 14 Car Crash The Avengers 05:18
  15. 15 I Wanna Be Me The Sex Pistols 03:28
  16. 16 Seventeen The Sex Pistols 02:22
  17. 17 New York The Sex Pistols 03:42
  18. 18 EMI The Sex Pistols 03:44
  19. 19 Belsen Was A Gas The Sex Pistols 02:13
  20. 20 Bodies The Sex Pistols 04:00
  21. 21 Holidays In The Sun The Sex Pistols 04:53
  22. 22 Liar The Sex Pistols 03:38
  23. 23 No Feelings The Sex Pistols 03:04
  24. 24 Problems The Sex Pistols 04:39
  25. 25 Pretty Vacant The Sex Pistols 03:17
  26. 26 Anarchy In The UK The Sex Pistols 04:03
  27. 27 No Fun The Sex Pistols 06:51
Playlist Description

This playlist presents all 3 sets and the entire 2 hours of music and stage banter that occurred at Winterland on January 14th, 1978. Bill Graham convinced Ian McLaren and The Sex Pistols that they could fill the 5,000 person venue and, once they were booked, he rounded out the bill with local San Francisco punk bands The Nuns and The Avengers. Within 48 hours of the show, The Sex Pistols would be broken up and this would become the last show to feature the Sid Vicious line-up. For personnel listings and more complete information, please click on the individual concerts in the Related Concerts box to the right. Here, I've taken the liberty of quoting some of my favorite parts of those summaries: The Nuns: -Listen to the lyrics of the closing number, "Suicide Child," on this rare live recording of the Nuns and you are likely to be creeped out. Alejandro Escovedo screams out the story of a drug addict's girlfriend who bled to death from a knife wound "on that dirty, filthy bathroom tile"...Only a few months later, Pistols bassist Sid Vicious would wake up from a heroin high to find his girlfriend dead from a knife wound on the tiled bathroom floor of the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan. -With songs like “Mental Masturbation,” “Cock In My Pocket,” and “Decadent Jew,” it’s clear that the band certainly knows how to make a statement. -During its heyday, the band was considered the West Coast answer to Blondie, but their music was too brooding and lyrical themes far too dark to become a comparable act commercially. The Avengers: -By 1977, the stinking fog of punk rock had crept all the way to the West Coast where untamed youth that might have been doused in paisley and patchouli a decade earlier were now taking razorblades to clothing and safety pins to earlobes. If peace and love were curious and troubling to establishment squares in the ‘60s, the abject nihilism of this new subculture must have been positively terrifying.