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on 9 March 2012
By 1979, there was a serious belief system that the anger and aggression pushed by punk metaphorically swept the floor, and opened the door to a completely new form of popular music.

Adventurous, powerful, bass-heavy, with reggae influences, this album represented a declaration of intent. Rock fans may hanker for more material like the pumping title track (one of the most thrilling singles of the decade). Instead, the album presses into several directions, carving paths which the faint-hearted dare not follow.

It all fell to pieces after the second album and while PIL and other acts would still make challenging music that even sold well, the post-punk dream was dashed on the rocks by the early 1980s.

Listen to this, and feel what could have been... the original CD sounded excellent for an old edition but this remaster patches in the space and bass which were previously only detectable on the original vinyl.
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on 20 December 2012
All lovers of alternative music listen to this album....a transition between 3 chord punk
to ...well the most original band this century changing the face of music and experimentation
with sound and rhythm. It is better to try to be different and fail than not to try at all
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on 10 June 2015
The fantastic, amazing, weirdo and powerful music of the great PIL! I bought all the remasterized CDs and the sound is much better, clean and clear. And the New covers and internal parts in the case are just great! Amazing music with Johnny Lydon!
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on 1 May 2013
This better remaster brings back just how fresh & challenging PIL were at the time.

Now I want Second Edition...
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on 7 March 2015
Debut album from PIL probably the best album after the Second Edition LP
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on 19 October 2013
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. Miss you dawn every day. IT's been a long time now, how about giving me a call.
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on 22 September 2012
received in order cd is a great listen sounds alot better than the old sex pistols,you just seem to drift get right into it straight away fantastic
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on 1 September 2014
Classic pil album very pleased with the speedy dilivery service
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on 10 December 2015
A few realy good songs , generally pretty good
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on 23 December 2014
well good album love you john l
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