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Public Image Ltd

Public Image Ltd. (aka PiL), are an experimental band which formed in 1978 in London, England. Its original lineup was John Lydon (vocals) (formerly of the Sex Pistols), Keith Levene (guitar) and Jah Wobble (bass), although by 1983, the band’s lineup would become a fluctuating one, revolving around Lydon. PiL are often cited as one of the most challenging and innovative bands of the post-punk period; John Lydon is quoted as saying he wanted to form an anti-rock band. They were influenced by a wide range of artists, especially esoteric artists like Can, Captain Beefheart, Tim Buckley & various dub artists.

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LPs
This Is PiL
05/28/2012

3.3
22 Votes
9
1989

2.9
19 Votes
Happy?
1987

3
18 Votes
Album
1986

3.5
28 Votes
This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get
1984

2.9
27 Votes
Flowers Of Romance
1981

4
73 Votes
Metal Box
1979

4.1
155 Votes
First Issue
1978

4
110 Votes
Live Albums
Paris Au Printemps
1980

3.3
13 Votes

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