For a man who arguably helped define an entire era with his sneering antics in the Sex Pistols, then followed it all up with the revolutionary post-punk outfit Public Image Limited, the last couple of decades haven’t exactly seen John Lydon (a.k.a Johnny Rotten) on stellar form. Apart from his remarkable guest appearance on Leftfield’s dance classic ‘Open Up’ circa 1993, it’s a sad fact that most people now associate him with butter commercials and tacky reality gameshows than musical ability.
Let’s hope he can claw that reputation back, then, with this: the first material from Public Image Limited in twenty years. ‘One Drop’ is the lead single from an EP to be released on April 21, which itself is a precursor to a brand new album in the summer. It’s certainly an interesting new path Lydon seems to be taking. What do you guys think?