Public Image Limited (Pil) - Flowers Of Romance / This What You Want,This Is What You Get CD's £2.99 each + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV - HotUKDeals
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The fourth Public Image Limited album is something of a milestone. Spread across its 33 minutes is some of the harshest and least "user-friendly" music ever recorded for a major record company. FLOWERS, the first album following the departure of the band's initial bass player, finds John Lydon largely abandoning guitars in the construction of his songs. The music is mainly comprised of jerking, off-kilter drumming, layered with creepy keyboard effects. Echoing, buried backing vocals add menace to his uniformly disturbing lyrics. The tone of "Spread her body all naked and silly, a bulbous heap batting her eyelids" ("Track 8") and "What do you want, you're annoying go away, it's not my fault that you're lonely" ("Banging the Door") is not atypical. In "Under the House," a tale of a ghostly haunting in a dream-house, the almost lethargic vocals are undercut with frenzied drumming, distant growls, and creaking sounds. "Go Back," one of Lydon's classic anti-middle-class-complacency rants, features a tinny, squalling guitar--almost as an afterthought to the rigid drums. "Francis Massacre" ends the record abruptly with a mixture of seemingly unrelated drums, samples, and vocals. FLOWERS is a classic album of awkward and disturbing anti-"pop" music.
1.Four Enclosed Walls
2.Track 8
4.Flowers Of Romance
5.Under The House
6.Hymie's Him
7.Banging The Door
8.Go Back
9.Francis Massacre
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After the breakup of the Sex Pistols in 1978, John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten) continued to push the boundaries of music with an "anti-rock" project that he initially declared more of a corporation than a band. Public Image Ltd.'s early efforts defined post-punk, incorporating dub, avant-garde, and Eastern influences along the way, yet despite their increasingly chaotic sound, they continued to score success in the U.K. into the 1980s. PIL, like the Pistols, became well known for anarchistic antics that involved drug use, unrehearsed shows, and last-minute recording sessions.
1.Bad Life
2.This Is Not A Love Song
4.Tie Me To The Lenght Of That
5.The Pardon
6.Where Are You?
8.The Order Of Death

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