Public Image

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I was ten when Punk broke across the UK in 1977. I never really appreciated it at the time but thought God Save The Queen sounded fun, but I wasn’t really shaken out of my love for pop. It wasn’t til I listened to Public Image by Lydon’s subsequent band after the Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd, that I got Punk, what it was about and how great an ideology it is beyond the cartoon image of Punk as mohawks, leather jackets, drinking cider and spitting.

So share with me again as I’m suddenly an 11 year old realising that David Bowie isn’t the be-all and end-all of music.

As a special bonus, here’s PiL doing the song at this year’s Glastonbury. It’s a great performance and finally getting to see PiL live after all these years was a wonderful occasion.

Enjoy.

Give praise for the glory of the Rezillos

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I spent ages trying to work out which Rezillos song to pick for this blog and at the end I went for the very first one I remember, as well as this performance from Top of the Pops when it was great as long as you ignore the presenters. In fact lets completely ignore the presenters..

Anyhow, The Rezillos were a favourite band until I shamefully forgot about them, until walking into a pub in Nottingham (The Salutation if anyone wants to know) in around 1992 and going ‘bloody hell, I love this band’ as they were playing on the jukebox. Looking at the band now it’s clear how ahead of her time in look Fay Fife is, and their sound married the rawness of London based punk with the pop sensibilities of a lot of Scottish bands.

So listen and enjoy, then go search out more Rezillos songs. They never put a foot wrong.