Play the Anarchy in the Year Zero playlist above. Click here for the full listing.
Sex Pistols – Butler’s Wharf, London, February 14th, 1976
Video. Earliest known moving images of Sex Pistols. Recorded on Valentine’s Day at Andrew Logan’s party at Butler’s Wharf. (The audio is dubbed, taken from Chelmsford Prison, September 17th, 1976)
Sex Pistols – Nashville Rooms West Kensington, April 23rd, 1976
Audio. The night of the famous fight down at the Nashville Rooms. Sex Pistols were supporting Joe Strummer’s 101ers.
The 101’ers – Elgin Avenue Breakdown Revisited
Audio. Elgin Avenue Breakdown is a compilation album by The 101ers, Joe Strummer’s band before he joined The Clash. A mixture of live and studio recordings, see this Wiki entry for full track listing and recording details.
Patti Smith Group live at the Roundhouse, London, May 17th, 1976
Audio. Patti Smith brought her brand of New York Punk over the Atlantic for a highly publicised gig at the Roundhouse. The Stranglers supported.
Sex Pistols – Lesser Free Trade Hall Manchester, June 4th, 1976
Audio. 6 tracks from the Sex Pistols’ infamous first concert at the Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester.
I Swear I Was There – Sex Pistols documentary
Video. Granada TV documentary about the Sex Pistols’ Lesser Free Trade Hall gig on June 4th, 1976.
Ramones – Roundhouse, 4th July, 1976
Audio: The Ramones first English gig at the Roundhouse on Independence Day 1976. The same night, Clash were making their debut, supporting Sex Pistols at The Black Swan in Sheffield.
The Sex Pistols Early Daze Dave Goodman Demos
Audio. The first six tracks of this bootleg album are the fabled Dave Goodman demos recorded at the Sex Pistols’ Denmark Street rehearsal rooms in July 1976.
Sex Pistols – Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, July 20th, 1976
Video. Footage of Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall second gig.
Buzzcocks – Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, July 20th, 1976
Video: Buzzcocks at Lesser Free Trade Hall, including footage of Howard Devoto ripping Pete Shelley’s guitar strings. Dubbed with ‘Breakdown’.
Buzzcocks – Screen on the Green, Islington, August 29th, 1976
Audio. Buzzcocks set from The Screen on the Green Mid-Nite Special.
Clash – Screen on the Green, Islington, August 29th, 1976
Audio. Clash set from The Screen on the Green Mid-Nite Special, their second public gig and first time they were billed as Clash.
Sex Pistols – Screen on the Green, Islington, August 29th, 1976
Audio. Sex Pistols set from The Screen on the Green Mid-Nite Special
Sex Pistols – So It Goes, Granada TV, September 1976
Video. Sex Pistols perform ‘Anarchy in the UK’ on Tony Wilson’s Granada TV show, So It Goes.
Clash – Roundhouse, September 5th, 1976
Audio. Clash’s gig at the Roundhouse, the first gig they played without the Sex Pistols, and their last with Keith Levene.
Sex Pistols live in Chelmsford Prison, September 17th, 1976
Audio: Playlist with full set from HMP Chelmsford gig.
Siouxsie & The Banshees – 100 Club Punk Festival, September 20th, 1976
Audio: The proto Siouxsie & The Banshees, with Sid Vicious on drums and Marco Pirroni on guitar, played the 100 Club Punk Festival with an extended racket of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’.
The Clash – 100 Club Punk Festival, September 20th, 1976
Audio. Playlist that covers the full set from The Clash at the 100 Club Punk Festival.
Sex Pistols – 100 Club Punk Festival, September 20th, 1976
Audio: Full set from Sex Pistols at the 100 Club Punk Festival.
Sex Pistols – 76 Club, Burton Upon Trent, September 24th, 1976
The famous Indecent Exposure bootleg.
Sex Pistols – Lansdowne Studios, 9-11 October, 1976
Audio. A playlist that features 7 tracks recorded with Dave Goodman at Lansdowne Studios.
Buzzcocks – Time’s Up
Audio. First Buzzcocks recording, with eleven songs captured in a single afternoon at the four-track Revolution Studios in Manchester on October 18th, 1976.
The Damned – New Rose b/w Help
Video. The First punk single, The Damned’s ‘New Rose’ with a cover of ‘Help’ on the B-side, released on Stiff Records on October 22nd, 1976.
The Clash – Barbarella’s, Birmingham, October 27th, 1976
Audio. Full set from The Clash in Birmingham.
Sex Pistols – BBC Nationwide, November 11th, 1976
Video. A retrospective feature on the Sex Pistols segment on BBC’s primetime magazine show, Nationwide, broadcast on November 12th, 1976
The Clash – Polydor Demos, November 1976
Audio. Playlist of 4 of The Clash’s 1976 Ploydor demo.
LWT Punk Special
Video. Janet Street Porter presents a Punk Special TV show, recorded in Year Zero and features interviews and concert footage of Sex Pistols recorded at Notre Dame Hall, London, on November 15th, 1976.
Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK, single
Video. Sex Pistols ‘Anarchy in the UK’ single, released on EMI on November 19th, 1976.
The Damned – Peel Session
The Damed recorded a Peel Session at BBC’sStudios 4, Maida Vale, on November 30th, 1976.
Sex Pistols – Today show, hosted by Bill Grundy
Video. The infamous TV appearance with Bill Grundy that brought expletives into living rooms and provoked fury throughout the tabloid nation.
Malcolm Mclaren – ITN news, December 1976
Video. Sex Pistols manager Mclaren talks about the cancellation of shows on the Anarchy tour. Recorded in Leeds, December 6th, 1976.
The Damned – Anarchy Tour, Leeds Polytechnic, December 6th, 1976
Audio. The Damned perform ‘New Rose’ on their first, and only, appearence on the Anarchy tour.
Sex Pistols – Anarchy Tour, Leeds Polytechnic, December 6th, 1976
Audio. Full set from Sex Pistols on opening date of Anarchy in the UK tour.
Anarchy in the UK Tour
Video. Short film profiling the Anarchy in the UK tour.
Caerphilly on the Anarchy Tour
Video. Two short films looking back at the protests and antics at the Caerphilly leg of the Anarchy in the UK tour.
Sex Pistols – Manchester Square EMI Demo, December 1976
Audio. Two tracks from the demo session recorded with Mike Thorne at EMI’s Manchester Square studio after the furore of the ‘Anarchy in the UK’ deletion. ‘No Future’ (‘God Save the Queen’) & ‘Problems’.
Buzzcocks – Spiral Scrath EP, December 28th, 1976
The infamous Spiral Scratch EP was recorded at Indigo Sound Studio, Manchester, by Martin Hannett on December 28th, 1976