Tag Archives: PiL

Review Revue: Invaders of the Heart – Without Judgement

The bass-wielding demigod known as Jah Wobble (nĂ© John Wardle, renamed by Sid Vicious, who also allegedly gave him his first bass) should need no introduction, especially around these parts, but here’s the quick version: First heard holding down the low end with PiL, he soon moved on to his own varied, multigenre projects, probablyRead more…

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Review Revue: Public Image – First Issue

Yes, this is my third post featuring an album by John Lydon’s (apparently) controversial post-Sex Pistols group, Public Image Ltd., aka PiL. Except, what’s that? There’s no “Ltd” on this record? It’s just Public Image? Yes, that does seem to be the case. This is the band’s first album, arriving so early in their existenceRead more…

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Review Revue: PIL – Live in Tokyo

My god, have I really been doing this series for almost four years? I thought I had covered a release by this week’s artist before, so I went back to the archives and discovered it was my second Review Revue post ever, from September 27, 2007. Where does the time go? Well, almost four yearsRead more…

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Live Review: PIL @ Showbox 4/20

“I never expected…” had to be the phrase overheard most often last night during Public Image Limited‘s performance at Showbox at the Market, as in “I never expected… it to be this good… that the band sound so together… for them to play those songs…” etc. Yeah, thirty years later Johnny’s showing ‘em that he’sRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Easily a highlight from the 2007 Live at KEXP Volume Three compilation, if not from the entire series thus far, is Cloud Cult‘s unique electronic/acoustic hybrid version of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man.” The Minnesota band and longtime supporters of independent radio have recently recorded a studio version of the song for their new 4-songRead more…

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