Public Image Ltd. - Flowers Of Romance mp3 album
The Flowers of Romance is the third studio album by English experimental rock band Public Image Ltd, released on 10 April 1981 by record label Virgin. The first studio album recorded following the departure of founding bassist Jah Wobble, The Flowers of Romance found PiL delving further into an experimental sound. Flowers was recorded mainly by singer John Lydon and guitarist Keith Levene, both of whom made heavy use of percussion and various tape and processing effects.
Catalog number appears as: V2189 Spine: Public Image Ltd. · The Flowers of Romance 1981 Virgin Records Ltd V2189. On center-labels & disc- Made in England ℗ 1981 Virgin Records Ltd All titles Warner Bros Music Ltd/Virgin Music (Publ) Ltd except Warner Bros Music Ltd/Virgin Music (Publ) Ltd/Cherry Red Music Ltd - A1, A5 & B2 are marked with a Catalog number appears as: V 2189.
Incidentally, Public Image Ltd were actually an incorporated company. This professionalism was a big fuck-off to punk’s chaos that had camouflaged how lead singer John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten, the former lead singer of the Sex Pistols) was being ripped off by the Pistols’ manager, Malcolm McLaren, financially and emotionally. The Flowers of Romance spat at their critics with intensity and twisted clarity. In Phenagen, Lydon stubbornly intones, Empty promises help to forget/No more, no more/Repair the damages you made/Amen, amen, amen, amen. He massacres the Mass as only a Catholic can, and the record’s pain might be a form of expiation, cathartic confession of damage done.
As opposed to the axis of throbbing bass and guitar slashings of Metal Box, The Flowers of Romance is centralized on razor-sharp drums and typically haranguing vocals. No dubwise grooves here - bassist Jah Wobble was kicked out prior to the recording for ripping off PiL backing tracks for his solo material.
LP (12" album, 33 rpm). The Flowers Of Romance. The new Japanese import SACD of Public Image Ltd's THE FLOWERS OF ROMANCE has restored my faith in the format absolutely. This is the best sounding SACD I've heard since the Can discography. For this technology to hit its fullest potential, it requires music with a certain amount of space, music that uses silences - and, with the exception of the closing track, this album delivers that in spades. You can hear the rust on the bell in "Phrenegen" - it's that present in the room with you.
Flowers of Romance then is a tricky album to pigeonhole. It features none of the features that made Public Image such a viable and strangely successful band, Jah Wobble is gone, instead leaving Keith Levene to take over any (extremely) minimal bass parts on the album, thus marginalizing Levene's own impact on the album, losing his influential and key sound, the wiry guitar of Metal Box. It does however feature all the things that make Public Image a great band, John Lydon's incandescent vocals somehow manage to seem enraged, twisted and blase at all times, his lyrics seemingly being.
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|VS 397||Public Image Ltd.*||Flowers Of Romance (7", Single)||Virgin||VS 397||UK||1981|
|VS 397-12, VS 397 12||Public Image Ltd.*||Flowers Of Romance (12", Single, Ltd, Num)||Virgin, Virgin||VS 397-12, VS 397 12||Australia||1981|
|VS 397-12||Public Image Ltd.*||Flowers Of Romance (12", Single)||Virgin||VS 397-12||UK||1981|
|VS 397||Public Image Ltd.*||Flowers Of Romance (7", Single, TP, W/Lbl)||Virgin||VS 397||UK||1981|
|VS 397||Public Image Ltd.*||Flowers Of Romance (7", Promo)||Virgin||VS 397||Australia||1981|