Monday, 9 November 2009
Title track from PIL's third studio album and tellingly the first since the acrimonious sacking of Jah Wobble from the band for the heinous crime of using a couple of the rhythm tracks for Metal Box on his solo album. Martin Atkins, who had initially joined at the tail end of the Metal Box sessions was draughted in to drum on Flowers Of Romance, an album considered much stranger and more difficult than the already strange Metal Box. The lack of bass and guitar, and Lydon's increasing lyrical abstraction made this LP a difficult listen for traditional music fans, and contemporary reviews expressed nuff confusion. The record consists mostly of drums, vocals, with only gestures toward bass (played by Levene) and keyboards.
Public Image Limited * Flowers Of Romance