The 1970s closed with a bang, with punk's rage and underground amateurism crawling out of rock clubs and into the mainstream.
The Sex Pistols epitomized the look and sound of what punk was—but frontman Johnny Rotten wasn't done making noise.
Following the Pistols break-up, he formed Public Image, Ltd., a group that would challenge the norms of pop as much as punk.
Public Image, Ltd. was more artsy and experimental than the Pistols, offering up some of the weirdest rock music to hit
the airwaves in the late' 70s/early '80s. The band's debut, Public Image: First Issue, was released in 1978, and spliced
dub, punk, pop rock and more into a bizarre amalgamation unlike anything else that could be heard on the airwaves. As you
can imagine, Public Image, Ltd. tickets were hot sellers.
PiL's best known record is probably Metal Box, their sophomore release, which was issued as three 45 rpm records in a
16 mm film canister embossed with the group's logo. The band's work would go on to influence countless other post-punk acts
at the open of the '80s. Now back on tour, they're not an act to be missed. Get concert tickets
to see John Lyndon and company tear it up on stage.