PiL - The One & Bettie Page
limited edition etched 7" singles
PiL release The One in UK/Europe on ltd edt etched vinyl on Nov 13
7" single features The One on one side & etched PiL logo on other Bettie Page will be released on the same day in the US and features the track along with an etch of Bettie Page
All original artwork was designed by John Lydon
Singles can be ordered individually, or as a bundle via Cargo Rec.
Historic archive of 'London Features International' (LFI), which was one of the oldest and best-known London based British photo agencies.
Offered are over 25,000 original negatives, slides and transparencies from the 1965 - 1980 British music scene including some of the most iconic musicians and bands of all time. The collection is presented in a little over 400 individual lots, almost all of which will be offered with a full transfer of rights, which makes this material not only collectible but also commercially appealing and exceptionally valuable.
Among the many artists featured in this collection we have some very interesting SEX PISTOLS material that we believe the visitors to your website might be interested to see and know about.
Here is a direct link to the featured lots:
The auction preview is currently live.
The auction itself will start this coming weekend and will end on Sunday, October 4, 2015.
I Swear I Was There author David Nolan is putting out what he describes as a 'final call' for people who claim they were at the Pistols' infamous gigs at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester to come forward.
Morrissey, half of Joy Division, nearly all of Buzzcocks, Tony Wilson and Mark E. Smith of The Fall - plus a cast of thousands - all claim to have seen the Pistols in Manchester on June 4th 1976. David's book is being updated next year to mark the 40th anniversary.
In the meantime, David has donated his copy of the first edition of I Swear - signed by the likes of Tony Wilson, Peter Hook, Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle - to Syrian refugee charity People Over Borders. Details here...
Glen Matlock, Stockholm
Marshall London Phone Launch Glen spent a long weekend in Stockholm to coincide with the Marshall London Phone launch in Sweden
In addition to solo sets, Glen played with Swedish band Imperial State Electric, and Strindberg Som Tortyr, plus did a spot of studio work with Zooparty
The Big Issue - John Lydon Interview & Cover. Out now.
French magazine, Rock & Folk #577, includes unseen pictures of John Lydon shot in July 1978 by French photographier Pierre Bénain (interview conducted by Géant Vert).
THE COMPLETE PROFESSIONALS
3 CD Box Set Available To Pre-order
47 Track Collection
Released 16 October
Public Image Limited
Quality. Wonderfully presented, PiL's new 10" single is housed in a glossy card sleeve, with colour inner dust jacket.
You'll be familiar with John's cover art, but the back is eye-popping. Bloomin' 'eck! The inner sleeve art is rather, shall we say - expressive. Very funny.
As for the musical content, Double Trouble is an instant PiL classic. Confrontational from the off, it pushes you into a corner with its no-nonsense, no backing down, take no prisoners lyrical barrage. The music is equally as crisp and brash, ducking and weaving like the subject matter. There's a splash of humour thrown in to keep the listener's thought processes on the move. If you thought PiL might be going soft, or predictable, you are wrong.
Solid bass underpins Bettie Page, a look back at the origins of the USA & its original intent. Peel back the layers and the Land of the Free is exposed as the greatest pornographic country in the world, a nation of contradiction, of the naked and the brave. Not that John is knocking this, more pointing it out as he casts an observational eye over his adopted homeland.
Then there is the non-album track, Turkey Tits. A funky affair, it's no filler; establishment figures claiming undue credit for the genius of others, child sex shame, prostitution, and a dollop of John anger, give Turkey Tits some balls. It even brings to mind The Cowboy Song, the first ever PiL B-side, only this time the end product doesn't meander; it's sharp, snappy, and clever.
As with all PiL, interpretation is very much in the ears and imagination of the listener. This is my take, buy it and discover your own. I guarantee it'll make you think.