January 26, 2022 Playlist

"album" by Public Image Ltd. (1986)
Public Image Ltd. "album"  1986 (UK/USA)
This is a singular release by PiL, the band founded by John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon after he quit the Sex Pistols. It isn't really an album by a band - the entire original PiL line-up aside from Johnny had quit by 1984. He found himself in New York working with producer and bassist Bill Laswell, who brought in legendary studio pros like Steve Vai (80's Zappa band), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Ginger Baker (from CREAM!), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Yellow Magic Orchestra), and even Tony Williams from the Miles Davis Quintet! But it just wouldn't be "Rotten" to do a flashy supergroup solo album, so the record came out in a generic sleeve that contains no information at all about who played on it. Though this "period" of Public image was very short (one album) it stands up as one of the more interesting iterations of the band. But really, there are only three great versions of PiL: the original 70's group with Levine and Wobble, the 21st century version of the band (the same four guys since 2009), and this week's classic album.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
The MonksMonk TimeBlack Monk Time1966USA/Germany
The Modern LoversShe CrackedThe Modern Loversrec. 1972, rel. 1976USA
New York DollsLooking For A KissNew York Dolls1973USA
TelevisionProve ItMarquee Moon1977USA
Pere UbuLife Stinks (Rocket From The Tombs)The Modern Dance1977USA
Sex PistolsPretty VacantNever Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols1977UK
X-Ray SpexThe Day The World Turned Day-GloGermfree Adolescents1978UK
The SlitsShopliftingCut1979UK
Guided By Voices High In The RainIt's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them! (N)2021 (GBV Inc.)USA
Cub Scout Bowling Pins
(Guided By Voices)
Sister Slam DanceClang Clang Ho (N)2021 (GBV Inc.)USA
Acid Dad DjembeTake It From The Dead (N)2021 (Greenway)USA
Chrome H Of SpadesScaropy (N)2021 (Cleopatra)USA
Dinosaur jr. Tarpit (live)Emptiness At The Sinclair (N)2021  (Jagjaguwar)USA
Sex PistolsProblemsNever Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols1977UK
Public Image Ltd.
(John Lydon with Steve Vai, Nicky Skopelitis, Bernie Worrell,
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tony Willams, Shankar & Bill Laswell)
   --> Rise
Public Image Ltd.CareeringMetal Box (Second Edition)1979UK
Public Image Ltd.Deeper WaterThis Is PiL2012UK
Flipper(I Saw You) ShineAlbum - Generic Flipper1982USA
Alice CooperI'm Eighteen Love It To Death1971USA
Sex PistolsSeventeenNever Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols1977UK
Peter HammillNobody's Business Nadir's Big Chance1975UK
NEU!After Eight NEU! 751975Germany
FaustThe Sad SkinheadFaust IV1973Germany
CanTurtles Have Short LegsA-side single1971Germany/Japan
The Pop GroupJusticeFor How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?1980UK
DebrisFemale TracksStatic Disposal1976USA
Masayuki Takayanagi & New DirectionsMass Projection (CD bonus track)Indendence: Tread On Sure Ground1970Japan
Wayne Shorter
(with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones & Freddie Hubbard)
Speak No EvilSpeak No Evil1966USA
George Russell and His OrchestraWaltz From Outer SpaceJazz In The Space Age1960USA
Andrew Hill
(with Eric Dolphy & Tony Williams)
RefugePoint Of Departure1965USA
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago & Cecil TaylorIntro To FifteenThelonious Sphere Monk: Dreaming of the Masters Series Vol. 21991USA

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