1. avatar Big Homeless
    Havin a gaunche on the oul thumped forum, some bloke posted this http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/sep/06/john-lydon-public-image-limited

    John Lydon wants to reform Public Image Limited.

    goswip
  2. avatar NumberBlack
    More than wants. He has reformed public image ltd, some dates in this article
    http://www.punknews.org/article/35102
  3. avatar tinpot anto
    Far better idea than the Pistols, far better band for a start.


    I like.
  4. avatar eucrid eucrow
    [url=http://deformative.blogspot.com/2009/09/pil-reformation.html]Blogged the fuck out of this.[/url]
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  5. avatar whipchorus
    If it's not Keith Levene and his wedge guitar, it ain't worth shit.
  6. avatar feline1
    Reforming PiL without Keith Levene & Jah Wobble will be like reforming Queen without Freddie Mercury & John Deacon, only even more ahine.
  7. avatar Jimmy Seagus
    [i:9b425741c0]Far better idea than the Pistols, far better band for a start.[/i:9b425741c0]

    Hahahaha.

    Dear god, there's no accounting for taste, eh?

    I saw a Wobble/Levine/Dudanski-less version in New York a few years back and it was fucking pish.
    Three underrehearsed and talentless nobodies accompanying a gobshite going through the motions and even cranking out really awful versions of EMI and Pretty Vacant.

    Give it a miss, seriously.
  8. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:32f5228b24="feline1"]Reforming PiL without Keith Levene & Jah Wobble will be like reforming Queen without Freddie Mercury & John Deacon, only even more ahine.[/quote:32f5228b24]

    Whilst I do agree, it should be pointed out that both of them were only in the band for a very brief period, comparitively speaking.

    Whilst they're my favourite part of the line-up, we're realistically only talking about two albums (admittedly theyir best ablums, but still...)

    His longest serving collaborator was John McGeogh, who is now dead, so he's also ruled out.

    I'm generally not in favour of this sort of thing, though.
  9. avatar tinpot anto
    The way you talked yourself out of that was truly an awe-inspiring feat of junk-logic. Well done :)
  10. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:16550e5359="tinpot anto"]The way you talked yourself out of that was truly an awe-inspiring feat of junk-logic. Well done :)[/quote:16550e5359]

    Yeah, to be honest, I have no idea what point I was trying to make there.

    Down with this sort of thing?
  11. avatar feline1
    [quote:833f509030="Steven Dedalus"][quote:833f509030="feline1"]Reforming PiL without Keith Levene & Jah Wobble will be like reforming Queen without Freddie Mercury & John Deacon, only even more ahine.[/quote:833f509030]

    Whilst I do agree, it should be pointed out that both of them were only in the band for a very brief period, comparitively speaking.
    [/quote:833f509030]

    Oh come off it! Whilst I could live without the Wobble, Keith Levene was a genii who wrote all the best stuff and had a really splendid neu-wave geetar style.
    Without Levene, PiL was just a dubious John Lydon franchise of little musical worth. That said sorry franchise continued for years is immaterial.
  12. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:7e9ce60c1d="feline1"]

    Oh come off it! Whilst I could live without the Wobble, Keith Levene was a genii who wrote all the best stuff and had a really splendid neu-wave geetar style.
    Without Levene, PiL was just a dubious John Lydon franchise of little musical worth. That said sorry franchise continued for years is immaterial.[/quote:7e9ce60c1d]

    I think that's the point I was trying to make (perhaps).

    Levene and Wobble were crucial to the sound I know and love as PiL, but whether they'd be in any way interested in perfroming songs from the group's back catalogue which in no way involved them, is dubious.

    And the thought of them reforming to only play 'First Edition' and 'Metal Box' is a bit unlikely, therefore I'm against it.
  13. avatar Jimmy Seagus
    Well, yeah, that and the fact that Lydon being a tedious cunt of the highest order given to constantly contradicting himself with his ever changing self-important pronouncements, might actually drive one up the wall were anyone to actually give a toss anymore.

    Just, y'know, fuck right off you tiresome little man.
    If you're going to sell butter, sell butter, but don't pretend that you're a menace to society. You are as dangerous as Toyah.No one believes you, John, and haven't for a long, long time.
  14. avatar tinpot anto
    is Jah Wobble not dead?
  15. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:1666b83452="tinpot anto"]is Jah Wobble not dead?[/quote:1666b83452]

    Creatively, possibly.

    Other than that, I believe he is very much alive.
  16. avatar tinpot anto
    I thought he died about five years ago.

    I'm always thinking that, normally the only thing that diabuses me of the notion is when they actually die and I'm like, seriously I already thought they WERE dead.
  17. avatar eucrid eucrow
    Sorry for dragging up a 2 year old thread (spotted it in the OTD section) but just thought I'd offer a few thoughts having seen and been blown away by PiL at Primavera a few months back.

    As you can see from that diatribe of a blog post further up the page, I was as appalled by the idea of a PiL 'reformation' as most in this thread. At Primavera, I had intended to go along for a nosy as mates were pretty keen on it but was determined to be proved right and that it would be an embarrassment of Lydon posturing and mangling of classic tunes.

    Instead, it turned out to be one of the greatest shows I've ever seen - Lydon remained mostly stoic but all the more enigmatic for it, the band were amazing, especially the guitarist who was completely unhinged throughout (later found out he played with Shriekback and the Mekons), the atmosphere was class and they played most of Metal Box and all the other good tunes, with none of the shite.

    So there you go!