Posted in music | pictures on October 10, 2012

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

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When you see them live the music is so intense that I always end up feeling like I'm on some type of crazy journey that involves a great deal of swimming, submerging and resurfacing, lol - no I'm not on drugs but I know how good you're supposed to feel and I certainly feel that way when I hear PiL's music live. They create these canvases filled with layers of sound but wrapped in a monotonous sick reggae or house influenced bassline - I apologize if I sound insane but this music speaks to me like no other. And when I finally tell myself to stop dancing and take a minute to listen to lyrics of songs I don't know, I'm always blown away by how much Lydon gives to you emotionally. -[Warehouse]
Public Image Limited played the first of two NYC area shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (10/10). Pictures are in this post.

With no supporting acts, the veteran post-punk crew ran threw fifteen tracks in total, three of which appear on the band's new LP This is PiL. Check out the full setlist below.

If you missed the show, luckily you can catch Lydon and co at Hammerstein Ballroom on 10/13. Tickets are still available for you procrastinators. For the rest of you, live vicariously through the photos and the setlist from MHoW below.


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PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED 10/9/12 SETLIST
This Is Not a Love Song
Deeper Water
Albatross
One Drop
Flowers of Romance
Disappointed
Warrior
USLS 1
Reggie Song
Death Disco
Bags/Chant
Religion
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Out of The Woods
Rise
Open Up
(Leftfield cover)

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Comments (27)

KCMU > KEXP

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 8:08 PM

show was great.. the sound the best I've ever heard in MHOW. PIL had me at Albatross , which is when I walked in.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 8:10 PM

PiL usually brings their own soundman and gear. Last time through they even made T5 sound sensational which proves that if you know what you're doing and have the right gear any room can sound good.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 8:13 PM

8:13: absolutely right, they sounded fantastic at T5. So much bass, so much clarity in all the instruments and the vocals.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 9:38 PM

Just KILLED it last night

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 9:47 PM

This is Religion

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 9:49 PM

Wow, last year's Music Hall show was longer and had a much better set list. Glad I skipped this year.

Also 8:13 and 9:38 are just wrong. A bad room is a bad room and even the most amazing sound guy could at best make it sound just ok.

Never believe anyone who says Terminal 5 sounded amazing. That is a person who does not know what good sound is,

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 10:00 PM

^ I'm glad you stayed home too---you sound like a douchebag. It must suck to be you.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 10:03 PM

^ You just have to be that loser in the picture holding up the setlist.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 10:19 PM

35 bucks for a tee shirt!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 10:58 PM

That is some serious old man hippy shit.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 11:45 PM

and they cancelled philly why?

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 12:28 AM

Everybody needs to pay rent

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 1:33 AM

I agree. it was the best sounding concert I ever heard there.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 2:36 AM

Johny Rotten still ripping it!
I am not surprised.

He was a sex pistol after all.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 3:03 AM

This is the story of Johnny Rotten.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 4:03 AM

@11:45 why don't do a little research and stop embarrassing yourself with what you don't know

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 9:04 AM

I could be wrong or I could be right, I could be black or I could be white

Truer words...

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 9:53 AM

Luuuuuuuuuuu
Love that guy.
15 songs, no opening act. Does that mean you were back on Bedford Street at 9:00?

Posted by Smack | October 11, 2012 10:22 AM

cancelled Philly because Lydon was sick. He kept gargling cognac between songs.

10:19: I'm the loser in the picture holding up your mom.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 5:21 PM

Well at least you got the loser part right 5:21. That's a start

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 5:37 PM

What a great gig! I too thought the sound was excellent, not to mention the band ... That guitarist is about as good as it gets

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 9:23 PM

I'm so hip. Nobody could make T5 sound good.


Please...

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 9:25 AM

what time did they go onstage ?

Posted by Weller Fan | October 13, 2012 7:50 AM

Great collection of cool pictures, really enjoyed watching these photos. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 11:35 AM

I wish I could of been here to see this.

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