another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Saturday, 17 March 2012




 when johnny rotten walked off the stage at the winterland ballroom in san francisco uttering the famous 'ever get the feeling you've been cheated?' no one could have imagined the implications, punk was dead, long live post-punk, when mr lydon revealed his new band p.i.l or public image ltd we were all expecting a similar sort of three chord thrash, no, no, no, here was a bass heavy, dub influenced sound that was a million miles away from the pistol's, this was their first release from 1978, dressed in a 'sun' newspaper type sleeve and with a dig at one of the most popular radio one dj's at the time, the self-styled dave lee travis the presenter of the radio one breakfast show, he really was a 'smashy and nicey' type of character, coining the name 'the hairy cornflake' or 'the hairy monster' cringe worthy in hindsight, the p.i.l release was firstly a massive dig at malcolm mclaren and secondly, the whole 'wonderful radio one' world at the time, the centre spread was originally going to feature an erect penis with the tagline 'the hairy monster you love to wake up with' but, sadly, the virgin record label bottled it and censored the image, still a great tune though.......

1 comment:

  1. This was always best left for you Dad, genius job as per, once again, youth has come away a wiser lad than when the boy arrived . . . fuck mate, I looked at 1978 on the label and had to pinch myself to realise it's been that bloody long !!!! Perfect tune in every way,stands the test of time with flying colours . . . wonder if the kids today ever pose 'the question' re cheated . . . maybe they just don't realise that shit is befalling them, or perhaps their shallow souls just don't care . . . insure that bloody musical treasure of yours mate, priceless and irreplaceable, take care old fruit, Whitey. XX

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