Cruel: Cassette Single


Cruel / Love Hope

Release Date:

Label & Catalogue Number:
Virgin. VSC 1390

Highest UK Chart Position:

Vox - John Lydon
Guitar - John McGeoch
Bass / Keyboards - Allan Dias
Drums - Curt "Kirbee" Bisquera (session)

Format Info:
Cardboard sleeve

Track Info:
Same tracks as 7" single. Both tracks are the normal album versions lifted from 'That What is Not'.

The front cover of the sleeve features a John Lydon painting of the 'new' PiL, similar in style to the 'Paris Au Printemps' sleeve of the original line-up.

A promo video was shot for the single. Directed by Julian West


Dave Jerden & PiL

Eldorado Recording Studios, LA

Sleeve Design:
Sleeve paintings by John Lydon
Design: Hills Archer

Is it cruel not to want self-pity? And not to expect pity from others? I stand and fall by my own merits and works, and that's it. If that's very hard for some people to comprehend, and therefore they run to stupid words like cruel, well then that's the way it is. I take no prisoners, and I don't expect to be let off lightly either...
- John Lydon, BBC 'Rapido' 1992


Love Hope

Press Reviews:
Melody Maker, February 1992

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