This is Not a Love Song / Blue Water / This is Not a Love Song (Remix)
/ Public Image
Label & Catalogue
3" Virgin. CDT14
5" Virgin. CDF14
Vox - John Lydon
Guitar / Bass - Keith Levene
Drums - Martin Atkins
Originally issued as a 3" CD; then re-issued as 5".
The 3" edition was issued in a cardboard sleeve, and the 5"
in a plastic case. Both editions keep the original PiL logo artwork.
The 5" edition is
often peddled as a German import, however it is a straight 5"
re-issue of the 1988 3" version.
Tracks are the same as the original 12" version.
The 3" edition needed a plastic adaptor to play on some CD
players. The format soon died out; hence the 5" reissue.
The sleeve still incorrectly
states the studio as South Park, rather than Park South.
Produced by PiL & Bob Miller
Park South Studios, New York
It was all very tongue-in-cheek. At the time, people were saying
that that I'd joined big business and become a bourgeois shit. So
I thought the best way of tackling this would be to pump out a song
saying that's exactly what I am, tongue firmly in cheek. And that
kind of stopped that nonsense, so it worked.
- John Lydon, Volume 3 CD/Book 1992
is Not a Love Song
Hits, September 1983
(original single review, not CD)