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Public Image Ltd (PiL) are an English post-punk band formed by vocalist John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), guitarist Keith Levene and bassist Jah Wobble, with frequent subsequent personnel changes. Lydon is the sole constant member of the band. Lydon emerged after the break-up of the Sex Pistols with PiL's Public Image: First Issue (1978). His new band had a more experimental sound: Wobble's "droning, slow-tempo, bass-heavy noise rock, overlaid by Lydon's distinctive, vituperative rant". Their early work is often regarded as some of the most challenging and innovative music of the post-punk era … (read more at Wikipedia)

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Peel was enthusiastic about Public Image Limited's material when they first started after Lydon's departure from the Sex Pistols. However, by the mid-80's, he had lost interest in the group's material, although on occasions, Peel played some of the band's early releases.

Festive Fifty Entries

Post-Peel

Sessions

One session. Officially released on Plastic Box (4xCD Box, Virgin, 1999).

1. Recorded: 1979-12-10. First broadcast: 17 December 1979. Repeated: 02 January 1980, 28 January 1980, 17 April 1980, 11 February 1986

  • Poptones / Careering / Chant

Other Shows Played

1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
  • 16 May 1984 (BFBS): Bad Life (single) Virgin
  • 17 May 1984: Where Are You (LP - This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get) Virgin
  • 21 June 1984: Four Enclosed Walls (LP - The Flowers Of Romance) Virgin
  • 18 July 1984 (BFBS): 1981
  • 19 July 1984: 1981
1985
  • 26 May 1985 (BFBS): No Birds (Do Sing) (album - Metal Box) Virgin METAL 1
1986
1989
1993
1996
1999
  • 06 October 1999: Annalisa (LP - First Issue) Virgin (JP: “I'm not entirely convinced that time has been terrifically kind to that.”)
2004

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