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|Artist||Public Image Ltd|
|Support act||De Brassers|
|Date||Saturday 4 June 2011|
Punkicoon John Lydon neemt revanche met PIL in AB
Het reünieconcert van Public Image Limited (****) was op papier niet meteen iets om echt naar uit te kijken. Bands die weer samenkomen doen dat zelden om artistieke redenen, en de twee reünietournees van de Sex Pistols - John Lydons vorige groep - waren zo'n beschamende vertoningen dat de grondlegger van de punk zelfs bij zijn eigen publiek nog nauwelijks krediet genoot. De Ancienne Belgique raakte zaterdag bijgevolg niet uitverkocht. Read more on DeMorgen.be
'A masterclass in pop surrealism' (The Guardian about PiL's latest live show). 'During a thunderous encore with "Public Image" and "Rise"'s deep groove, it became even magical and unforgettable.' (Vol...
'A masterclass in pop surrealism' (The Guardian about PiL's latest live show).
'During a thunderous encore with "Public Image" and "Rise"'s deep groove, it became even magical and unforgettable.' (Volkskrant about the performance at the Paradiso in Amsterdam).
Public Image Ltd. PiL. Sex Pistols. Johnny Rotten. John Lydon. Stop. And also: ‘This is Not A Love Song’. ‘Religion’. ‘Metal Box’. Raving post-punk. Dub. Stop.
All the above belongs without a doubt to the essentials of the exciting history of pop music. When Johnny Rotten moved on from the Sex Pistols in 1978, he established the influential Public Image Ltd.
Their debut album "Public Image - First Issue" (78) was an instant hit and its successor "Metal Box" (79) is considered one of the most influential albums of all time and reached Rolling Stones' “Greatest albums of all time”.
After the exceptional and experimental "Flowers Of Romance" (81), PiL reached a broader audience with hits such as "This Is Not A Love Song"(83), “Rise”(86) and “Disappointed” (89). In 92, PiL’s last album "That What Is Not" was released.
After a break of 17 years, PiL returned to the road in 2009 with a number of memorable live performances - and continued into 2010 and now 2011.
This with the only constant John Lydon, accompanied by former PiL members Lu Edmonds (guitar) and Bruce Smith (drums), plus 2009 recruit Scott Firth (bass).
Support act will be a collective from Limburg: De Brassers. De Morgen columnist Marc Didden recently described them as "the most stylish of all jammers". This band from Limburg debuted in the late seventies, in full punk glory with a nihilistic attitude. In '80 they ended up in the final of Humo's Rock Rally. They debuted with the classic 'En toen was er niets meer'. An overview of their oeuvre was released last year under the title 'De Brassers 1979-1982', via the excellent Onderstroom Records. De Brassers and PiL? Perfect companions of the same vintage who meet in the post-punk.
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