Public Image Ltd – Public Image – 180 Gram Red Vinyl Record
Public Image is an album by the English post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL). The single was released in 1978.
Public Image was the first single released by Public Image Ltd, formed by former Sex Pistols vocalist John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) after the dissolution of the Sex Pistols.
The original lineup of Public Image Ltd for this single included John Lydon (vocals), Keith Levene (guitar), Jah Wobble (bass), and Jim Walker (drums).
The song marked a departure from the raw punk sound of the Sex Pistols. Public Image features a more experimental and post-punk sound, incorporating elements of dub and new wave.
The lyrics of Public Image address themes of media manipulation, public perception, and John Lydon’s experiences in the music industry. Public Image is considered a groundbreaking and influential release in the post-punk genre. It showcased a more diverse and avant-garde approach to music compared to Lydon’s previous work with the Sex Pistols.
The song later appeared on Public Image Ltd’s debut album, also titled “Public Image – First Issue,” released in 1978.
Public Image Ltd went on to have a significant impact on the post-punk and alternative music scenes. John Lydon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s innovative sound contributed to their enduring influence.
For those interested in the evolution of punk into post-punk and the work of John Lydon beyond the Sex Pistols, Public Image is a crucial and influential album.
Limited to 300 in gatefold “tip-on” jacket.
Includes rare photos, ephemera, fold-out 24×36 poster, and set of stickers.
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