Warrior 7"

 
 

Tracks:
Warrior (7" Edit ) / USLS 1 (Mix)

Release Date:
17.7.89

Label & Catalogue Number:
Virgin. VS 1195
Virgin. VSG 1195

Highest UK Chart Position:
N/A

Personnel:
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:
'Warrior' is an edited version of the album track. However, 'USLS 1' is a non-album Eric Thongren mix, with less guitar. Also featured on the 12" /CD single.

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...

Trivia:
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.

 

Producer:
Steven Hague & PiL / Eric Thongren & PiL

Studio:
Comfort's Place / The Manor, UK

Sleeve Design:
Mick Haggerty & PiL

Quotes:
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

Lyrics:
Warrior
USLS 1

Press Reviews:
Sounds, July 1989

     
 
Sleeve Front & Back   Label A & B
     
 
Gatefold Front & Back   Gatefold Label A & B
     
   
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