Warrior: CD Single


Warrior (7" Edit ) / USLS 1 (Mix) / Warrior (12" Extended Mix)

Release Date:

Label & Catalogue Number:
Virgin. VSCD 1195

Running Time:
16:12 mins

Highest UK Chart Position:

Vox - John Lydon
Guitar - John McGeoch
Bass - Allan Dias
Drums - Bruce Smith

Format Info:
3" disc, issued in cardboard sleeve.

Track Info:
The first version is an edited version of the album track. The 'extended mix' is also on the 12" single, and 'USLS 1' is a non-album Eric Thongren mix, with less guitar. The track is also featured on the 7" & CD single.

'The Alamo' style guitar on the 'Extended Mix' was recorded by engineer Robin Hancock.

NOT Trivia:
'USLS 1' was inspired by the fact John & Nora were booked onto the doomed PanAM 103 flight from Heathrow to New York that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1988; killing nearly 300 people. John & Nora only missed the flight as they were running late... It would be several years after the tragedy before John revealed what might have been...

The 12" extended mix featured samples from the Dustin Hoffman film 'Little Big Man'.

Lu Edmonds, who had left the band by the recording of '9', receives a co-credit on both tracks, but does not play on them.

A promo video was shot for the single. Directed by Mick Haggerty.


Steven Hague & PiL / Eric Thongren & PiL / Dave Dorell & CJ MacKintosh

Comfort's Place / The Manor, UK

Sleeve Design:
Mick Haggerty & PiL

'Warrior' came about from a chance meeting with Nellee Hooper, who suggested I worked with Dave Dorrell on a remix. It was just me trying to do something a bit different...
- John Lydon, 'Plastic Box' sleevenotes 1999


Press Reviews:
Sounds, July 1989

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