Public Image Ltd – First Issue (Reissue)

The Sex Pistols were always going to be a hard act to follow, even for 22 year old anarchist frontman, Johnny Rotten. Following the band's collapse, Rotten reverted to his birth name, Lydon, and formed Public Image Ltd (aka PiL) with Clash castaway Keith Levene and Can nut / bassist Jah Wobble. It saw the unpredictable Lydon returning to his arty, … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Albums: AOA#4 (Chris Brokaw on Metal Box/Second Edition)

Chris Brokaw on... Public Image Ltd.'s Metal Box/Second Edition (Virgin Records/Warner Brothers, 1979) In 1977 I went to London with my mother and sister for a holiday. I turned 13 that summer. "Pretty Vacant" by the Sex Pistols had just been released.  I saw the huge posters for it on lorries. I went to the Virgin store and listened to it … [Read more...]