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Public Image Ltd

English rock band

Public Image Ltd

English rock band
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Biography

Public Image Ltd (abbreviated as PiL) are an English post-punk band formed by singer John Lydon, guitarist Keith Levene, bassist Jah Wobble, and drummer Jim Walker in 1978. The group’s personnel has changed frequently over the years; Lydon has been the sole constant member.
Following his departure from the Sex Pistols in January 1978, Lydon sought a more experimental “anti-rock” project and formed PiL. That year PiL released their debut First Issue (1978), creating an abrasive, bass-heavy sound that drew on dub, noise, progressive rock and disco. PiL’s second album Metal Box (1979) pushed their sound further into the avant-garde, and is often regarded as one of the most important albums of the post-punk era.
By 1984, both Levene and Wobble had departed and the group was effectively a solo vehicle for Lydon, who moved toward a more accessible sound with the commercially successful albums This Is What You Want… This Is What You Get (1984) and Album (1986). After a late 1990s hiatus, Lydon reformed the group in 2009 and has released several further albums, including What the World Needs Now… (2015).

Also Known As

PiL Public Image Limited Public Image

Associated Acts

Sex Pistols The Damage Manual The Clash The Damned Cowboys International The Flowers of Romance The Pop Group

Genres

Post-punk experimental rock new wave dub avant-funk

Labels

Virgin Warner Bros. Elektra PiL Official

Origin

London, England

Years Active

1978 1992, 2009 present

Name

Public Image Ltd

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