There'll Always Be an England (2008) Review
(More customer reviews)Almost 30 years to the day of the release of the band's only studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, the original four members played five raucous - and sold out - nights at London's Brixton Academy.
Director Julien Temple - who worked with the group back in the 1970s (The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle) - takes the highlights from a pair of the shows for a 77-minute adventure in the power-chords of Steve Jones, solid bass work of Glen Matlock, drum-work of Paul Cook and the iconic John Lydon patrolling the stage like a crazed anti-hero. This is not a group just going through the motions, but an incredibly powerful look back, while demonstrating punk rock's relevancy during the swirling morass of a new century. The bonus feature is a hilarious tour of the band's old London haunts, with particularly pointed commentary by Lydon and Jones, with the latter oftentimes looking like a disheveled Elvis Costello.
This is a nice collection that perhaps is a testament to each band member's seriousness to carry on in the music industry after the mind games played by Malcolm McLaren that caused the implosion after the ill-fated U.S. tour in 1978.
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Ultimate punk icons, the Sex Pistols revolutionized rock 'n' roll with the epic anarchy and rawness of their sound and attitude, on record and onstage. For their first-ever authorized live DVD release, the band is captured during a five-night stand at London's Brixton Academy in Novemeber 2007. Featuring the original line-up of Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock, this DVD reunites the group with director Julien Temple. Recorded in HD/5.1 Surround Sound, this DVD also boasts a new 80-minute Temple-directed feature.