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A Public Image Ltd. without John Lydon. That’s my wish. It’s my biggest obstacle in getting completely in to them – an obstacle i’m sure many non-losers have no problem looking past. My view is that if you’re going to have a personality out the front, overwhelming everything with their voice as much as their image and self, then that personality had better not be a boring, goony deadshit. His vocals have often been labelled unlistenable and i agree, though not on grounds of tunelessness, but rather on the ground of who would want to listen to a big baby force perfunctory, ego-bound dumb words out of their cartoon mouth? The strength of the band lies solely in the music. I’m not sure if he had a hand in writing any of it.

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