Public Image

Public Image Limited - Japanese SHM-SACD Reissue Series 2015 (5x SACD, 1978-1984) [PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC]

Public Image Limited - Japanese SHM-SACD Reissue Series 2015 (5x SACD, 1978-1984)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 211:51 minutes | Scans included | 6,4 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 4,38 GB

Public Image Ltd (also known as PiL) are an English post-punk band formed by singer John Lydon. Lydon emerged after the break-up of the Sex Pistols with PiL's Public Image: First Issue (1978). The new band had a more experimental sound than the Pistols: a "droning, slow-tempo, bass-heavy noise rock, overlaid by Lydon's distinctive, vituperative rant". Their early work is often regarded as some of the most challenging and innovative music of the post-punk era. Their 1979 album Metal Box was ranked number 469 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The NME described PiL as "arguably the first post-rock group".
Public Image Ltd. - What the World Needs Now... (2015) [Universal Music Japan, UICY-15426]

Public Image Ltd. - What the World Needs Now… (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-15426 | ~ 370 or 135 Mb | Scans(png) -> 190 Mb
Alternative Rock / Post Punk

As a preface, let me get the usual charter member version of Public Image Ltd (PiL) versus the subsequent version of the band controversy out of the way first. This PiL is not the one of the late-1970s/early-1980s, which featured charter members, Keith Levene and Jah Wobble. Comparisons have always been made, and probably always will be, but with nearly 40 years passing since then, in tandem with the fact the new PiL band members have remained consistent since John Lydon resurrected Public Image Ltd nearly a decade ago, this new incarnation can be considered its own valid entity now, complete with its own unique sound…
Public Image Ltd. - Public Image: First Issue (1978) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40154]

Public Image Ltd. - Public Image: First Issue (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-40154 | ~ 290 or 105 Mb | Scans(png) -> 136 Mb
Alternative Rock / Post Punk

Like it or not, Public Image Limited's First Issue (aka Public Image) was an album that helped set the pace for what eventually became known as post-punk. In England a vacuum had opened up in the wake of the breakup of the Sex Pistols in January 1978, and many punk fans and rival groups were impatient to see what ex-Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon aka "Johnny Rotten" was going to roll out next…
Public Image Ltd. - What The World Needs Now (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Public Image Ltd. - What the World Needs Now… (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:12 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The 10th studio album from John Lydon's best band, and their second since reactivating in 2009 after a 17 year hiatus. With their days making dub-inspired avant-garde experiments now long behind them, What The World Needs Now… sees PiL settle into a post-punk groove and deliver a string of rambunctious songs. The album is at its best when Lydon confronts modern issues or when he opens up most about his own experiences.

The Public Image of Chemistry  

Posted by roxul at March 26, 2015
The Public Image of Chemistry

Joachim Schummer, "The Public Image of Chemistry"
English | ISBN: 9812775846 | 2007 | 392 pages | PDF | 12 MB
Public Image Ltd - Metal Box (UK Original 3 x 12'' @ 45rpm) Vinyl rip in 24 Bit/ 96 Khz + CD

Public Image Ltd - Metal Box (1979)
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz & 16-bit/44.1kHz | FLAC (Tracks), artworks | Stereo | 353 Mo, 1,19 Go | 5% RAR Recovery
Styles: Post-Punk | RapidShare Download
Virgin Records 3 x 12''@45 rpm

Only John Lydon could claim to be "getting rid of the albatross" by tying it around his neck in the form of an obtuse ten-minute album opener. Less a band than a menacing juggernaut, PIL recorded an unforgiving second album, propelled by Keith Levene's livewire guitar work and Jah Wobble's endless, rubbery basslines. Lydon (still Rotten, just not by name) used these perpetual motion machines to launch bitter screeds against society, and it's hard to imagine more anti-social music. But the group were aware of the potential hypocrisies in holding up a dark mirror image to the public, implied by their corporatist name. Second Edition was originally released as Metal Box , literally packaged in cost-prohibitive film canisters. For this, Lydon was eternally grateful to Virgin, his pride and price for showing that major labels were capable of issuing genuinely challenging art for mass consumption. –Christopher Dare
The sound is breathtaking….

Public Image Ltd. - That What Is Not (1992)  

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 7, 2015
Public Image Ltd. - That What Is Not (1992)

Public Image Ltd. - That What Is Not (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, 77456 | ~ 375 or 117 Mb | Scans(png) -> 105 Mb
Alternative Rock / Post Punk

Former Sex Pistol vocalist John Lydon once again unleashed his Public Image Ltd. project, this time with a more basic, unrelenting rock & roll attack than ever before. The audio assault of guitarist John McGeoch and bassist Allan Dias perfectly complements Lydon's frenzied, strangled bleating throughout…
Public Image Ltd. - The Greatest Hits, So Far (1990) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77454]

Public Image Ltd. - The Greatest Hits, So Far (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77454 | ~ 545 or 178 Mb | Scans(png) -> 142 Mb
Alternative Rock / Post Punk

The Greatest Hits, So Far mines the singles PiL released through 1990. Ten years after its release, it was doubtful that a second volume would surface (the '90s saw one lone studio release, not to mention a John Lydon "solo" record), so thankfully Lydon didn't embarrass himself by titling it "The Greatest Hits, Volume One." That said, not many outfits under the guise of one name can boast a collection of singles so diverse and ranging in quality…
Public Image Ltd. - 9 (1988) [2015, Universal Music Japan, 77455]

Public Image Ltd. - 9 (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77455 | ~ 306 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 125 Mb
Alternative Rock / Post Punk

9 features essentially the same group of characters found on Happy?, with only Lu Edmonds having left the fold (though he did contribute to the writing on each song). Seven studio albums, seven lineups – Lydon failed yet again to keep the same people together for more than one record…
Public Image Ltd. - Happy? (1987) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77450]

Public Image Ltd. - Happy? (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77450 | ~ 261 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 104 Mb
Alternative Rock / Post Punk

Happy? benefits from some relative stability in PiL's lineup, not to mention the undeniable fact that the band members' allegiance makes sense (in contrast to that of Album's crew). Keyboardist Lu Edmonds (the Damned and 3 Mustaphas 3), guitarist John McGeoch (Magazine and Siouxsie & the Banshees), drummer Bruce Smith (the Pop Group and Rip Rig & Panic), and muscular Yank bassist Allan Dias are a solid unit, forming something of a post-punk supergroup…