AKA Johnny Rotten! OK, I did say punk rockers for my weekly fave 10 song but here in today’s blog post I move pretty quickly into post-punk! Also moving last weeks from New York City, America to London, England as well, you know? Amazingly already it’s last one for January 2019 too. Does Johnny need an intro? I think, none of these artists do need any intro because they’re huge names in music. But very briefly Sex Pistols formed and them quickly imploded in the late-70’s, Lydon quickly forming his main project Public Image Ltd. or it’s PiL for short before breaking up at some point in the 90’s and then later reforming in early 2010’s. Plus he did one solo album in 90’s under his name which by memory the worst thing he ever did but maybe should have another listen to it because it’s been a very longtime since listening to that one.
Here are his songs I enjoy the very most in running order of releases from the years 70’s to 2010’s now:
Sex Pistols – Bodies – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
Public Image Ltd. – Public Image – First Issue (1978)
Public Image Ltd. – Albatross – Metal Box (1979)
Public Image Ltd. – Four Enclosed Walls – The Flowers of Romance (1981)
Public Image Ltd. – The Flowers of Romance – The Flowers of Romance (1981)
Public Image Ltd. – The Order of Death – This Is What You Want… This Is What You Get (1984)
Public Image Ltd. – Fishing – Album (1986)
Public Image Ltd. – Don’t Ask Me – The Greatest Hits, So Far (1990)
Leftfield & John Lydon – Open Up – Leftism (1993)
Public Image Ltd. – Deeper Water – This is PiL (2012)
Anyway my score line is three tracks from the 70’s with one cut from each of his earliest albums, then his 80’s with four songs and you’ll notices one album The Flowers of Romance has two from it so yeah, probably that 1981 album is my fave one as a whole of all his stuff! Then two songs from his 90’s and skipping 2000’s but I’m including one from his 2012 comeback. Less hit singles this week but a couple were pretty big at the times!
Maybe is that blog title is a bit shit and a bit long winded? I don’t know what to do with artists that work under or in more than a couple of different acts? Public Image Ltd. was his main band but off course the Sex Pistols was what he’s most well known for!
I’ve moved my top 10 tracks to Sunday which I think might be better day for it so try and do them each weekend now. What does everyone/anyone think about that then? Or don’t care what day at all, I guess not!
Who’s sharing your fave Lydon song/s now with me, please?