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tigermeat
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I saw Stephen Stills there a few nights later


I'm jealous as hell. He's one helluva talented musician. Talk about brilliant.






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Nuzhuz
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I was sitting next door at Uncle Earls laughing at the punk rockers going see the sex pistols..

I saw Stephen Stills there a few nights later


Wow! That's awesome...Stills still lives in NOLA I believe






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Cdawg
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I'm jealous as hell. He's one helluva talented musician. Talk about brilliant.

same here and agree. Stills Alone is one of my favorite albums. Honestly never cared for CSN except for Stills on Southern Cross, but I can listen to Stills solo stuff all day long.






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tigermeat
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Stills Alone is one of my favorite albums



Have you listened to, 'Just Roll Tape?' It's fantastic. Sounds like you're sitting on the floor listening to him play. Amazon review:

"Captured fly-on-the-wall style in an impromptu live-in-the-studio burst after a Judy Collins session on which the 23-year-old Stephen Stills played, the soon-to-be ex-leader of Buffalo Springfield (and Collins's ex-boyfriend) unleashes unplugged, occasionally incomplete versions of songs he had recently written and wanted to get on tape. Discovered in 1978 and nearly discarded, the reels found their way to Graham Nash in 2003, who encouraged Stills to release them. He finally did so in 2007, nearly 40 years after the original session, and the result is the most revelatory album in Stills's bulging catalog. Even with remastering, the sound is on the crude side."






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Kafka
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Read this thread. At least two people who attended the show posted in it:

LINK







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shinerfan
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Sex Pistols were the epitiome of the punk rock movement



The Clash were better musicians and much more politically subversive & coherent.



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Nuzhuz
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thank you





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TFTC
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Don't try to deny the Sex Pistols and their influence on punk rock...





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MountainTiger
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I didn't go to that show (and have no idea why) but I saw a lot of good shows at The Kingfish in the late 70's. It was the best small venue in BR by a long shot. It was probably similar to what The Chimes is today. Talking Heads did a good show there early in their career (77, MSABAF era). I also remember seeing a really good Jean-Luc Ponty band there (Allan Holdsworth, Daryl Stuermer, Eddie Jobson, Ralphe Armstrong, Steve Smith) in about '78-79.





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waybackinc
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I attended LSU from 1976 to 1981 and in those days I was very much a tune to the music scene in the area. However I didn't go to the Sex Pistol show at the Kingfish. Their first 4 concerts on that American tour were canceled due to visa issues, the band was having difficulties getting into the country. The American authorities reluctance to issue visas to the band members considering their criminal records. The Baton Rouge show ended up being the 4 on the tour. Every "want a be punk rocker" within a 4 state area was going to be at that show and I just didn't want to deal with it, several of my friends felt the same way. The few I do know that did see the show weren't that impressed. The band was falling apart at this time and Sid and Johnny were both sick and or going through heroin withdrawals. 3 shows later they ended the tour in San Francisco which was the last show for the bands original lineup. Two days later the band broke up and Warner Brothers cut all ties with the band leaving them stranded in California.

I saw several wonderful shows at the Kingfish including the Ramones, the Runaways, the Divinyls, the Psychedelic Furs, and Stevie Ray Vaughan on several occasions. It was a great place to see a band!






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Baloo
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Don't try to deny the Sex Pistols and their influence on punk rock...

Meh. Almost all of it was bad. The Sex Pistols are no more real a band than N Sync. Malcolm McLaren found a few stupid dopes to stand in costumes to market his store and ape much more talented bands. He tried the same crap with Dolls.

It's a shame they are the standard templar for punk, as they are one of the very worst punk bands and just a terrible example of the whole genre. They sucked, but became famous for essentially being obnoxious and outrageous on TV a few times. Guh.

The Pistols are pretty much Example A of why American punk is so much better than British punk. Dude, they have a song whining about major labels not siging them. STFU. Do it yourself. We didn't need corporate overlords like you did.






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REG861
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best SP song = Bodies





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vandelay industries
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Meh. Almost all of it was bad. The Sex Pistols are no more real a band than N Sync. Malcolm McLaren found a few stupid dopes to stand in costumes to market his store and ape much more talented bands. He tried the same crap with Dolls.

It's a shame they are the standard templar for punk, as they are one of the very worst punk bands and just a terrible example of the whole genre. They sucked, but became famous for essentially being obnoxious and outrageous on TV a few times. Guh.

The Pistols are pretty much Example A of why American punk is so much better than British punk. Dude, they have a song whining about major labels not siging them. STFU. Do it yourself. We didn't need corporate overlords like you did.


no arguments here.

while i do like several songs on 'never mind the bollocks', the reality is they were more posers than punk. they might've given the movement as a whole some media attention, but their music & attitude hardly influenced any punk bands. perhaps, if anything, they inspired some (mostly) next-gen glam washouts to start some bands, but that's the extent of it. IMO of course....






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Sayre
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Meh. Almost all of it was bad. The Sex Pistols are no more real a band than N Sync. Malcolm McLaren found a few stupid dopes to stand in costumes to market his store and ape much more talented bands. He tried the same crap with Dolls.

It's a shame they are the standard templar for punk, as they are one of the very worst punk bands and just a terrible example of the whole genre. They sucked, but became famous for essentially being obnoxious and outrageous on TV a few times. Guh.

The Pistols are pretty much Example A of why American punk is so much better than British punk. Dude, they have a song whining about major labels not siging them. STFU. Do it yourself. We didn't need corporate overlords like you did.


Congratulations. Not everybody works that hard to prove they're clueless.

In specific reference to your last paragraph, do you have even the most basic understanding of the music industry in England at that time. Do you really think DIY was something viable for English bands?

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shinerfan


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The Clash were better musicians and much more politically subversive & coherent.


Arguing who were better musicians out of that crowd is an exercise in futility in many ways. None of them were all that technically proficient, but I could make a strong assertion that the opposite of what you wrote is true.

Never Mind The Bullocks is actually a pretty damn good sounding record. The Pistols had a lot of time to sit around 'cause they couldn't get any gigs in England due to all the controversies. Paul Cook and Steve Jones in particular spent a lot of time nailing their parts down. It's pretty well polished.

Wish I'd been able to see them when they came to town. I'm sure it would have been a show I'd not have forgotten.



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Sayre
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vandelay industries


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but their music & attitude hardly influenced any punk bands.


That's strange. I can think of a bunch of them off the top of my head who've said otherwise.






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Draconian Sanctions
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So where was this bar?





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vandelay industries
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like who? not trying to start shit, i'm genuinely curious. keep in mind, the "punk" i'm referring to wasn't/isn't what the mainstream perceives it to be, but rather the scene that was/is in place before & after the sex pistol's existence. i won't doubt if a few bands were inspired by them, but influenced? i mean, musically speaking, 'never mind the bollocks' has more in common with hard rock/metal (albeit much sloppier & lacking any technical proficiency) than anything i've heard from other punk bands....





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Dr. Rockso
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Do you know anyone who was there? Does anyone know anyone who was there?

If they were they witnessed history


Best $3.50 I ever spent! I thought they were really good. Sid was the weak link, but Steve and Paul brought it! Johnny was simply...rotten.






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checkurhead
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Where was the Kingfish located? Not originally from BR.





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bleeng
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In. Got there early. Stood about 3 or 4 persons from the stage. Just missed getting hit a big Johnny Rotten loogie. Raucous.





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