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  • Paris au Printemps [Virgin, 1980] B+

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Paris au Printemps [Virgin, 1980]
Supposedly let out of the pen to head a bootleg off at the specialty shops, this live album has a suitably cynical look, but mostly it just sharpens the drums and guitar of songs from 1978's flat and hasty First Issue, "Public Image" unfortunately not among them. It cuts deepest on the previously unrecorded (I think) "Psalmodie," which could almost make you think John Lydon liked rock and roll. B+