In December of 1978, Public Image Limited released their 1st studio recording.
The record is a mess.
Brimming with the lyrical stylings of a young man desperate to show he’s got serious things to say, but delivered with the obnoxious air of one who just couldn’t be bothered.
It is a juvenile master class in self-importance, masquerading as a grand statement.
These are not songs. This is not an album.
But goodness gracious, that guitar tone and bass work is setting a pretty table for the future of rock music.
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