The Godfathers: Shot Live At The 100 Club

Sarf Landan’s finest ’80s nihilists in CD/DVD combo.

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Despite killer studio albums like Hit By Hit and Birth, School, Work, Death, The Godfathers were really all about the live experience.

This frills-free set from the currently beleaguered 100 Club was recorded one sweaty night in June this year, Peter and Chris Coyne’s quartet hoisting the bunting to celebrate 25 years in the biz.

Everything you might demand (and more) is here, from arguably their greatest post-Sex Pistols moment – I Want Everything – to near-perfect gems Love Is Dead and the punkoid R&B of I’m Unsatisfied.

Long-haul followers will be particularly giddy about the inclusion of Back Into The Future and I Can’t Sleep Tonight, the first new Godfathers songs since 1995. What’s more, the accompanying DVD brings it all to monkey-rocking life.

Rob Hughes

Freelance writer for Classic Rock since 2008, and sister title Prog since its inception in 2009. Regular contributor to Uncut magazine for over 20 years. Other clients include Word magazine, Record Collector, The Guardian, Sunday Times, The Telegraph and When Saturday Comes. Alongside Marc Riley, co-presenter of long-running A-Z Of David Bowie podcast. Also appears twice a week on Riley’s BBC6 radio show, rifling through old copies of the NME and Melody Maker in the Parallel Universe slot. Designed Aston Villa’s kit during a previous life as a sportswear designer. Geezer Butler told him he loved the all-black away strip.