PUBLIC IMAGE LTD

FIRST ISSUE (METALLIC SILVER VINYL) (LIGHT IN THE ATTIC)

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD - FIRST ISSUE (METALLIC SILVER VINYL) 162024
Format:
1 LP
Release:
23.02.2024
Label:
LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
Kat.-Nr.:
162024
Barcode:
0826853100120
- New repress Edition - Pressed on Metallic Silver Wax - LP housed in an expanded gatefold jacket - Includes lyric insert and repro archival newspaper fold-out // Reissue of the pioneering group's debut album First Issue.

In 1976 Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols set the agenda for punk's year zero with 'Anarchy In The UK', a song that summed up the spirit, sound and attitude of the band in one shocking package.

Two years later, the Sex Pistols were in tatters, but Rotten was as unsentimental as you'd hope.

He reverted to his real name - John Lydon - and set about forming a band whose very identity kicked against press and media manipulation.

Featuring bassist Jah Wobble, drummer Jim Walker and guitarist Keith Levene, his new group were Public Image Limited.

The public image would be limited. PiL were a very distinct prospect from the Pistols, founded with a greater thought for rhythm, and with a sound that turned the page from snarling punk to a more experimental sound fusing rock, dance, folk, ballet, pop and dub.

But that's not to say Lydon's new outfit lacked vitriol. 'Public Image' hits out against the notorious British tabloid press, who never gave Lydon an easy ride, and against his own Sex Pistols public image - "You only saw me for the clothes I wore".

The debut single (and the album that followed) operated as a theme song and a manifesto: "_my entrance/My own creation/My grand finale/My goodbye," as the lyrics had it.

It is, essentially, the sound of four people letting loose in a studio - and not caring what anyone else thought.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THEME
  • 1.2. RELIGION I
  • 1.3. RELIGION II
  • 1.4. ANNALISA
  • 1.5. PUBLIC IMAGE
  • 1.6. LOW LIFE
  • 1.7. ATTACK
  • 1.8. FODDERSTOMPF