Warrior 12"


Standard Version: Warrior (12" Extended Mix ) / USLS 1 (Mix) / Warrior (Instrumental)
Remix Version: Warrior (Dave Dorrell Remix) / Warrior (Dave Dorrell Instrumental Mix)

Release Date:

Label & Catalogue Number:
Virgin. VST 1195
Virgin. VSTX 1195

Highest UK Chart Position:

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

Format Info:
Issued as standard picture sleeve; and as a limited edition gatefold. Both sleeves have completely different artwork. The gatefold also includes inner artwork, as well as different labels, and a plain black inner sleeve.

Track Info:
The standard issue 12" features an extended version of the track with samples lifted from the Dustin Hoffman film 'Little Big Man'. The 'Instrumental is a slightly edited instrumental of main 'Extended Mix'. However, 'USLS 1' is a non-album Eric Thongren mix; with less guitar. The track is also featured on the 7" & CD single.

The remix 12" features a specially commissioned dance remix by Dave Dorrell; along with an instrumental of the US 12" version. 'The Alamo' style guitar 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...

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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