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Public Image Ltd

End Of World

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Bursting with ideas and a formidable sense of playfulness that belies their years, PIL's first LP in 8 years also finds them in new, emotionally wrought ter...
First Issue (2024 Repress)
  1. Theme
  2. Religion I
  3. Religion II
  4. Annalisa
  5. Public Image
  6. Low Life
  7. Attack
  8. Fodderstompf

Public Image Ltd

First Issue (2024 Repress)

light in the attic
  • limited metallic silver lp in gatefold sleeve + reproduced archival newspaper

    Released: 12th Jan 2024


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. The album was never officially released in the USA back in the day, its sound considered too un-commercial by major labels for an American release.