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Line-Up Ex-Members Albums Singles Videos Movies Books Awards Various Refers
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.
London, GB
*  7/1978

Line-Up (2010):

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. (photo)
 

John Lydon - voc
Lu Edmonds - g
Scott Firth - bg
Bruce Smith - ds

Former Members:

Keith Levene (g, synths, 7/78-5/83); Joseph Guida (g, 1983); John McGeoch (g, 2/87-?)

Jah Wobble (bg, 7/78-7/80); Pete Jones (bg, 10/82-5/83); Louie Bernardi (bg, 1983); Alan Dias (bg, 2/87-8/92); Russell Webb (bg, 8/92-1992)

Jeanette Lee (kb,synths, 1979-81); Ken Lockie (kb, 1981-?); Tommy Zvoncheck (kb, 1983); Ted Chow (kb,perc, 3/92-1992)

Jim Walker (ds, 7/78-1979); Richard Dudanski (ds, 1979-?); Dave Crowe (ds, 1979-cca 7/80); Martin Atkins (ds, ?-6/80, 10/82-1984); Hugh Burnham (ds); Bruce Smith (ds, 2/87-cca 1991); Curt Bisquera (ds, cca 1991-3/92); Mike Joyce (ds, 3/92-1992)

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Public Image
produced by: Bill Laswell
12/1978 Virgin22
2.Metal Box16.11.1979Virgin18
3.Second Edition
(2LP)
2/1980 Virgin46
4.Printemps au Paris11/1980 Virgin61
5.Flowers Of Romance
produced by: Nick Launay/Public Image Ltd.
10.04.1981Virgin11
6.Live In Tokyo
produced by: Public Image Ltd.
26.09.1983Virgin28
7.This Is What You Want, This Is What You Get7/1984 Virgin56
8.Album
produced by: Bill Laswell
featuring: Steve Vai (g), Ryuichi Sakamoto (kb), Ginger Baker (ds), Tony Williams (2) (ds), Ravi Shankar (viol)
03.02.1986Virgin14 115
9.Happy?9/1987 Virgin40 169
10.95/1989 Virgin36 106
11.Greatest Hits ... So Far22.10.1990Virgin20
12.That What Is Not
produced by: Dave Jerden
24.02.1992Virgin46
13.Plastic Box
(box set)
01.03.1999Virgin
14.Metal Box
(3CD)
11.12.2009EMI
15.A Life 09: Live At Brixton Academy 2009
(3CD)
22.03.2010Concert Live
16.Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 201119.09.2011Let Them Eat Vinyl
17.Live at Rockpalast 198306.03.2012Let Them Eat Vinyl
18.This Is PiL28.05.2012PiL Official35
19.What The World Needs Now...04.09.2015PIL Official29
20.Bettie Page13.11.2015Redeye Music Distribution
21.Live at O2 Shephard's Bush Empire, October 201527.11.2015Concert Live
22.The Public Image Is Rotten - Songs From The Heart7/2018 Virgin

Keith Levene:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Violent Opposition1989 SPV
2.Killer in the Crowd08.06.2004Underground Inc.
3.Yin & Yang
& Jah Wobble
12.11.2012Cherry Red
4.Search for Absolute Zero04.09.2015Free Range

John Lydon:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Psycho's Path30.06.1997Virgin
2.The Best Of British 1 Ł Notes03.10.2005Virgin

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Public Image / The Cowboy Song08.09.1978Virgin7
2.Death Disco / No Birds Do Sing
12" + Megamix (Fodderstompf remixed)
6/1979 Virgin20
3.Memories / Another05.10.1979Virgin60
4.Flowers Of Romance / Home Is Where The Heart Is27.03.1981Virgin16
5.This Is Not A Love Song / Public Image
12" + Blue Water
05.09.1983Virgin4
6.Bad Life / Question Mark08.05.1984Virgin71
7.Rise / Rise (instrumental)1/1986 Virgin7
8.Home / Round4/1986 Virgin75
9.Seattle / Selfish Rubbish
12" + The Suit
8/1987 Virgin32
10.The Body / Religion (new version)
12" + Angry
10/1987 Virgin100
11.Disappointed / Same Old Story4/1989 Virgin38
12.Warrior (edit) / U.S.L.S. 17/1989 Virgin89
13.Don't Ask Me / Rules And Regulations
12",CD + Warrior (remix)
08.10.1990Virgin16
14.Cruel / Love Hope
10" + Happy (live)
CD + Rise / Home (live)
10.02.1992Virgin49
15.Albatross / Death Disco (Swan Lake) (unedited Monitor mix)28.08.2006
16.One Drop EP
(One Drop / I Must Be Dreaming / The Room I Am In / Lollipop Opera)
07.05.2012PiL Official
17.Out of the Woods / Reggie Song09.10.2012PiL Official
18.Rise / Warrior (extended mix)
(reissue)
31.10.2013UMC
19.This Is Not A Love Song / USLS 1
(reissue)
01.11.2013Virgin
20.Death Disco / Warrior (extended Dorrell mix)08.05.2014Virgin
21.Double Trouble / Bettie Page / Turkey Tits18.08.2015PIL Official
22.The One10.11.2015PiL Official

John Lydon:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Open Up
& Leftfield
10/1993 Hard Hands11
2.Sun21.07.1997Virgin42

Keith Levene:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Steel Leg v. The Electric Dread
credited to: Jim Walker
(& Jah Wobble & Don Letts & Steel Leg)
12/1978 Virgin
2.Mississippi / Back On The Block / Yin and Yang / Strut
& Jah Wobble
05.04.2012Pressure Sounds

Jim Walker:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Steel Leg v. The Electric Dread
& Jah Wobble & Keith Levine & Don Letts
12/1978 Virgin

Ken Lockie:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Dance House03.04.1981Virgin
2.Today
produced by: Steve Hillage
08.05.1981Virgin

Videos:

1. Live In Tokyo - 10/1983, Virgin, 37 min

Movies:

1. Cop Killer (1983, John Lydon starring)
2. Order Of Death (1983, John Lydon starring, directed by Roberto Faenza)

Bibliography:

1. Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs (podzim 1993)

Awards:

1979 Melody Maker Single Of The Year ("Death Disco")

Various:

25.12.1978 první gig (London, GB)

disbanded 1984
reunited 1985
disbanded 1992
reunited 9/2009

Compilation Appearances:

"The Order Of Death" on compilation "Josh's Blair Witch Tape" (9/99)

John Lydon:

appeared on the LP:

The Golden Palominos: Visions Of Excess (1985, Celluloid)
Leftfield: Leftism (23.1.95, Hard Hands/Columbia)

produced by SP:
4 Be 2's: One Of The Lads (14.12.79, Island)
4 Be 2's: All Of The Lads (25.3.81, Lydon/McDonald)

Awards:

2001 Q Awards - Inspiration Award
2011 Shockwaves NME Awards - Best Book ("Mr Rotten's Scrapbook")

Ken Lockie:

appeared on the LP:

The Skids: Joy (11/81, Virgin)

Jim Walker:

appeared on the LP:

Jah Wobble, The Edge & Holger Czukay: Snake Charmer (10/82, Island)

Keith Levene:

appeared on the LP:

Mark Stewart: The Politics Of Envy (26.3.12)

Press References:

Melodie
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19881 23Melodie ze světaalbum review
19926 15
Melody Maker
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19783029.07.19781
19784014.10.197817Singlessingle review
19784128.10.197833interview
19785230.12.197829Caught In The Actgig review
1979803.03.197937Caught In The Actgig review
19792323.06.197937Caught In The Actgig review
19793622.09.19794News
19793806.10.197928Singlessingle review
19794424.11.197924Albumsalbum review
19795229.12.19793News
19795229.12.1979171979 Records Of The
1980715.02.19803News
19801329.03.19803News
19801821.06.19803News
19801928.06.19803News
19802716.08.19803News
19802823.08.19803News
1981821.02.19815News
19811114.03.198124interview
19811328.03.19815News
19811328.03.198118Singlessingle review
19811404.04.198119Albumsalbum review
19812123.05.19813Fast Forward
19812230.05.19816US News
19824109.10.198229Caught In The Actgig review
19824323.10.19823Fast Forward
19832014.05.19833Fast Forward
19832304.06.19833Fast Forward
19833527.08.19834Fast Forward - Record News
19833710.09.198322Singlessingle review
19833817.09.19835Fast Forward
19833924.09.198323Albumsalbum review
19834612.11.198316It's Alivegig review
19841805.05.19844Fast Forward
19841912.05.198430Singlessingle review
19842428.07.198427Albumsalbum review
19844017.11.198419It's Alivegig review
1990030.06.199039Albumsalbum review
1990020.10.19905News
1990027.10.199042Albumsalbum review
1992608.02.19924News
1992715.02.199229Singlessingle review
1992822.02.19925News
1992822.02.199235Albumsalbum review
19921007.03.199210Talk Talk Talk
19921007.03.199236
19921328.03.19923News
19922016.05.199225Livegig review
19922811.07.199213Livegig review
19922918.07.19922News
19923422.08.19924News
19942816.07.199443Info Freako
1995825.02.199545Info Freako
Populár
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19793 24Discoramaalbum review
Rock & Pop
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1992623.03.19924Pelmel
20069 83Vrakovištěalbum review
Rock'88
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
199222 15Videokoutek
Sounds
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1990030.06.19908Decade Reaction