Public Image Ltd.
Public Image Limited Announce 2nd UK Show
Last Up-dated: 11th April 2012
Johnny Lydon’s influential post-punks, Public Image Ltd. (PIL) have announced a second Uk show for 2012. The reunited band is now playing Manchester's The Ritz on Tuesday, 7th August 2012 and the Kentish Town HMV Forum in London on Saturday, August 11th 2012.
Manchester, The Ritz (Tuesday, 7th August 2012)
London, HMV Forum (Saturday, 11th August 2012)
After leaving punk legends, The Sex Pistols, Johnny Lydon formed Public Image Ltd. with fellow members Keith Levene on guitar and Jah Wobble on bass.
To make a clear cut from his previous band, John Lydon and the his new band that saw themselves more of a creative corporation than a mere rock band with a sound often alien and dissonant at first, Public Image Ltd. songs often take a second or third attempt to fully appreciate.
Public Image Ltd. were one of the first band’s to be labeled post-punk, a musical style that extends the creative straightjacket of punk rock with more experimental leanings. In Public Image Ltd.’s case, it saw the break from the traditional song structures and influences of krautrock and dub-reggae.
The Public Image Ltd. debut album, First Issue or often referred to as self-titled ‘Public Image,’ featuring the top-20 hit ‘Public Image’ was released in 1979 and was followed-up by ‘Second Edition,’ but generally referred to as ‘Metal Box,’ due to the album’s unique metal box album artwork.
‘Metal Box’ stands as Public Image Ltd.’s masterpiece. The influential album arrived with post-punk classics, such as Death Disco, Poptones or the 10 minutes long intro tune, Albatross.
Several line-up changes followed and Public Image Ltd. progressed towards a catchier sound. Rise, This Is Not A Love Song or Acid Drops rewarded Public Image Ltd. with commercial success.
The band disbanded after 1992’s ‘That What Is Not’ album. After reforming the Sex Pistols, Johnny Lydon has now brought Public Image Ltd. back to life and introduced a whole new generation of alternative music fans to the ingenious Public Image Ltd.. The current Public Image Ltd. line-up includes Lu Edmonds, Bruce Smith, Scott Firth and, of course, John Lydon, who remains the only original member of Public Image Ltd..
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