RAW IN YOUR FACE FUN FROM THE CHAMPIONS OF PUNK!!
Alfred Tam | 11/10/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Johnny Rotten is screaming right at you in a small English pub and everyone is gonna get thrashed. That's the way I felt the first time I heard this awesome live album in 1988 and the way I felt yesterday hearing it again for the zillionth time. The album includes most songs from "Never Mind the Bullocks" only they're cranked up to hardcore punk speed! This is punk at it's worst/best!!"
Actually, better dead
Alfred Tam | Staten Island, New York USA | 05/06/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Better Live Than Dead is an excellent example of what a live album should NOT sound like. It may have been recorded in the late 70's, but even by late 70's standards, the audio quality is poor. In fact I have heard better quality Sex Pistols material from sidewalk vendors. The concert itself is really lacking in the legendary energy the Sex Pistols have been known for. There is no witty banter with the crowd at all. Not a hint of antagonism from Mr. Rotten and not a single "loogie" is heard coming from the equally dead crowd. Simply a big let down if you're a Sex Pistols fan looking for a good live material."