Warrior (7" Edit ) / USLS 1 (Mix)
Label & Catalogue
Virgin. VS 1195
Virgin. VSG 1195
Highest UK Chart Position:
Vox - John Lydon
Guitar - John McGeoch
Bass - Allan Dias
Drums - Bruce Smith
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.
'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.
'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
A promo video was shot
for the single. Directed by Mick Haggerty.
Steven Hague & PiL / Eric Thongren & PiL
Comfort's Place / The Manor, UK
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