Radio 1, Rock On, October 28th, 1978
- John Lydon interview

Running Time:
5 minutes (approx)

Sound Quality:
(6.5) Low Quality Radio Recording
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review by TIM BUCKNALL

Possibly originally recorded from a tape recorder placed next to a radio speaker.

Yet another key interview in PiL's history, and sadly another one preserved in poor quality. This one sounds like someone just placed a tape recorder next to the speaker of  their radio. It's also sped up so it's the chipmunk Pistols all over again!

I can't quite understand what the female interviewer is saying, but this is another soul-baring interview from John; typical of this period. He discusses the reasons for the Pistols split, his plans for PiL's Christmas gigs at the Rainbow, and his feelings on the music industry. There are a few digs at Roxy Music for reasons which aren't too clear given the poor quality of the tape.

Hopefully, someone out there has a better copy of what seems to be a fascinating interview. If you do, please contact Fodderstompf…


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