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Posted: 04 Feb 08, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This was the band that Johnny Rotten formed after leaving the Sex Pistols.

Here's a list of tracks you might have heard of:
Public Image [No. 9 in 1978]
This Is Not A Love Song [No. 5 in 1983]
Rise [No. 11 in 1986]

I think this band are brilliant and Lydon is at his very best in terms of songwriting and singing.

I have the Greatest Hits So Far album which is pretty cool.

Their best track has to be Theme from the band's 1978 debut album 'Public Image'. Nine minutes of pure madness but in terms of music is bloody brilliant!

So if you have heard of this band what do you think of them?



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Posted: 04 Feb 08, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queenrocks! wrote:

So if you have heard of this band what do you think of them?


Heard of 'em?

Of course!

What do I think of 'em?

Less punkier, which I don't mind. Attitude was less harsh then when John Lydon was in the Sex Pistols. That made me see a different side to him, a bit. I can only say a bit because he's always been the stuck up idiot that I love. :| xD

And yes, I like them. I prefer Sex Pistols though.

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Posted: 04 Feb 08, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know about PIL but the Sex Pistols sucked donkey balls.

Seriously, the only reason why the Sex Pistols gathered a following was because they stood against everything in the music industry, including talent.


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Posted: 04 Feb 08, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

I don't know about PIL but the Sex Pistols sucked donkey balls.

Seriously, the only reason why the Sex Pistols gathered a following was because they stood against everything in the music industry, including talent.

I agree completely with every word, every comma and every space.


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Posted: 04 Feb 08, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

love Lydon,love PIL,love The Pistols..
this is not a love song is one of the greatest songs of all time IMHO.

and to Raf and Jingles,
without the Pistols and Johnny Rotten you wouldnt have Joy Division [new order],the Smiths,Simply Red,Buzzcocks and everything associated with "factory" records and the Manchester scene in the late 70's and the 80's,because without the Pistols playing "that gig" in Manchester in 1976 with members of the above bands and Tony Wilson [factory records] in the audience of less than 200 and wondering how they could get their "art" out into the public scene and realising after seeing that gig that you didnt need to be "art school" to put your music across, those great bands would never of happened.
the Pistols were a breath of fresh air in the stale old world of "prog rock" and programmes like "the old grey whistle test".
give me 3 minutes of "anarchy in the UK" over a 10 minute Rick Wakeman keyboard twaddle or peter gabriel dressed on stage as a flower any day of the week.[coz that was the alternative then]
punk sorted out the good from the pretentious and the music scene should always be greatful for that.

and to think that little old boring Bromley could give the world so many fantastic punk acts lol


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Posted: 04 Feb 08, 22:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

I don't know about PIL but the Sex Pistols sucked donkey balls.

Seriously, the only reason why the Sex Pistols gathered a following was because they stood against everything in the music industry, including talent.


Yeah... but I still love the tunes. Anarchy In The UK... such powerful stuff.



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Posted: 04 Feb 08, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

love the sex pistols!


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Posted: 05 Feb 08, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JoxerTheAnarchistPirate wrote:


and to Raf and Jingles,
without the Pistols and Johnny Rotten you wouldnt have Joy Division [new order],the Smiths,Simply Red,Buzzcocks and everything associated with "factory" records and the Manchester scene in the late 70's and the 80's,because without the Pistols playing "that gig" in Manchester in 1976 with members of the above bands and Tony Wilson [factory records] in the audience of less than 200 and wondering how they could get their "art" out into the public scene and realising after seeing that gig that you didnt need to be "art school" to put your music across, those great bands would never of happened.
the Pistols were a breath of fresh air in the stale old world of "prog rock" and programmes like "the old grey whistle test".
give me 3 minutes of "anarchy in the UK" over a 10 minute Rick Wakeman keyboard twaddle or peter gabriel dressed on stage as a flower any day of the week.[coz that was the alternative then]
punk sorted out the good from the pretentious and the music scene should always be greatful for that.

Believe it or not, I don't actually listen to the stuff you mentioned, and my "music scene" from 1979 consists of artists that had been around since a few years before plus U2 that was just about to emerge.

I'll always remember the Sex Pistols as someone who played a major role in influencing the Punk Front. I KNOW they weren't nazis, I'm tired of hearing that from protective fans - but it is a fact that had no sense of responsability and banalized things such as wearing swastikas in public.

I don't mind people making crappy songs - I'm not against Bob Dylan, for example, I just can't stand his voice and I'd love to put his harmonica where the sun definitely doesn't shine. But I certainly do have something against people crossing certain lines.



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