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December 2003 - November 2004

 
 

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3rd November 2004

 
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27th August 2004

 

Updated Fodderstompf lyrics thanks to Tony Dale the "long haired hippy roadie" name checked and present at the recording. Tony was a band mate of David Humphrey in Seventh Seal and also a roadie for PiL. See David's www.bluedrums.co.uk site for a pic of Tony and John Lydon.

"Long hair? Suspicious? Moi?"

It's mostly Wobble on the track as you probably realise, with his northern falsetto, wise-cracks, and fire-extinguisher antics. It all happened very fast. I remember all the backing being put down with no real idea of what was going to happen later. No such thing had ever been rehearsed - like everyone suddenly wanted to do a German disco tune. It was not a sober occasion and by the time all the rhythm tracks were ready for vocals, late into the evening, Jim had gone leaving behind a very merry threesome. John (Lydon) gathered a solemn huddle at one point in the studio for about half a minute. I think that's when the lyrics got written. Then all three of them were round one mic and the track ran and the rest, as they say, is history. Very suc-cess-ful. Those looking on from the other side of the glass were hugely amused at the time. I remember Wobble coming in for the cigarettes. Its the engineer who's suspicious not me, I am accused of not realising that love makes the world go around - a lost irony you see...

Tony Dale
PIL roadie
(we were assigned to PIL and did nothing else - often did nothing)

 

 
 
 

14th August 2004

 
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4th August 2004

 

Jah Wobble - 'I Could Have Been a Contender' review !

 

 
 
 

29th July 2004

 
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New review of the updated Murderglobal EP release now added to the reviews. If you still haven't picked it up, it's about fucking time isn't it…
Review by Greg Whitfield
 

 
 
 

25th July 2004

 
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7th July 2004

 
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Ha! The mysterious US flyer on the rarities section has finally been identified! San Francisco, The Stone, USA 1.12.84
Thanks to Eric
 

 
 
 

20th June 2004

 
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9th June 2004

 

By popular demand METAL BOX DEMOS (Outtakes) 1979 (finally) added to the Audio/Video Bootleg Guide!

Due to their poor sound quality mystery has always surrounded the exact contents of these infamous bootleg cassettes. Enter our brave reporter Karsten Roekens who put on his listening hat and waded through all the various versions and variations of the tapes. Finally nailing the contents, once and for all into some sort of order...
BIG Thanks to Karsten Roekens

 

 
 
 

6th June 2004

 
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With the full co-operation of 'Guitar' magazine, and with kind thanks to Staff Writer Jenny Knight, we bring you a complete transcript of Keith Levene's recent 'Guitar' magazine interview (See News May 16th)
'Guitar Magazine', May 2004 - Keith Levene interview
Thanks to Karsten Roekens & Jenny Knight
 

 
Mojo PiL Special - January 2004 featuring new interviews with Lydon, Levene & Wobble added to the Press Archive.
Thanks to Flea
 

 
 
 

28th May 2004

 
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More info about Positive Noise - 'Darkness Visible' added to Keith Levene Solo Discography & 1981 Chronology
Thanks to Karsten Roekens

 


 
More info about Arbeid Adelt's cover of 'Death Disco' (Fodderstompf) added to the Cover Version Discography. In recent years this track has become something of a cult classic and has featured on numerous mix compilations, most notably '2 Many dj's, Soul Wax pt.2' mix album.
Thanks to Luc Van Acker
 

 
 
 

20th May 2004

 
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16th May 2004

 
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11th May 2004

 
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Jah Wobble's previously mentioned essay about the 'music biz' from the German 'Sueddeutsche Zeitung' newspaper, (January 31st) is now available in English here. Wobble tells it how it is... "To tell you the truth right at the beginning: I really don't care about the decline of the music industry. It was always a stupid and not very professionally run enterprise..."
Thanks to Karsten Roekens

 


 

Two new exclusive pix taken during the recording of 'Metal Box' at the Manor Studios, Oxfordshire by drummer David Humphrey added to his recent interview...

Also, on the subject of David...
Fancy drum lessons from an ex-PiL drummer?

The first 10 people to contact David direct will save 20% off standard tuition fees on a block booked course of 6 discounted lessons. Further details can be found by e-mailing David. Please head the subject in the E-mail as 'PiL Promotional Lessons'.

David Humphrey Drum Tutor
www.bluedrums.co.uk

 

 

Set list added to Boston, Metro 7th November 1984 gig review...
Thanks to Mark Pestana (& Jason)

 


 

Terra Nova - 'Close the Door', sampling 'Go Back' added to the Samples, Mash-Up etc Discography.
Thanks to Thierry Gioux

 

Positive Noise - 'Darkness Visible' added to Keith Levene Solo Discography
Thanks to Thierry Gioux

 


 

 

 

9th May 2004

 

Allan Dias interview!

Allan was one of PiL's longest serving members, playing bass on three studio albums ('Happy?', '9' & 'That What is Not') and countless live gigs from 1986-1992. Dias, along with John McGeoch, would form the backbone of the "new" PiL, contributing song-writing and acting as a full member.

 

 
 
 

5th May 2004

 
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Richard Dudanski interview!

One of PiL's many early drummers, and probably one of their most respected, Richard played on the majority of ‘Metal Box', as well as appearing live at the Manchester, Russell's Club (Factory) and Leeds, Futurama Sci-Fi Festival gigs.
I dunno... you wait years to interview a PiL drummer and then two come along at the same time... !

 

 
 
 

21st April 2004

 
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Alton Towers, Staffordshire, 4th July 1992 added to gig reviews...
Thanks to John Gorman
 
Boston, Metro 7th November 1984 added to gig reviews...
Thanks to Mark Pestana
 

 
 
 

18th April 2004

 
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8th April 2004

 
Exclusive David Humphrey interview added!
 

 
 
 

5th April 2004

 
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27th March 2004

 
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David Humphrey bio updated, together with 1979 chronology, and 'Death Disco' & 'Metal Box' discography info.
 

 
 
 

16th March 2004

 
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The Search Engine on the Home page has now been repaired, thanks for telling me...
 

 
More info added to the 1978 Chronology on the backstage encounter John Lydon had with David Bowie at Iggy Pop's London, Music Machine gig June 13, as previously mentioned in John's autobiography...
Thanks to Karsten Roekens
 

 
 
 

13th March 2004

 
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6th March 2004

 
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Crazy Malamute - Can't Get Enough (Baby Doc Remix) added to Samples, Mash-Up Discography. This track, from 2000, is another to sample "Allah" from '4 Enclosed Walls' (Westbam being the other). However, at least one other track also exits, an 'Eastern' sounding backing track was used in John's Channel 4 'Hello Culture' interview a few years back, if anybody knows it please get in touch...
Thanks to AcidDrops
 

 
 
 

2nd March 2004

 

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Message Board / Forum

Without any notification Pro-Boards have decided to delete our "new" message board. (oh dear, what a pity, never mind... ). It's still undecided if we will be getting a new board, but one thing is for sure, we certainly won't be getting it from Pro-Boards - They can fuck right off. I wondered how long it would be before someone "informed" them the censorship had been removed...


 

 
 
 

28th February 2004

 

Rare pictures (by Frank Jamart) of PiL's very first gig at Brussels, Theatre 140 Belgium 20.12.78 added to Brussels Gig Review. All pix Frank Jamart
Thanks to Tetufumi Otani & Frank Jamart

 

 

Richard Dudanski PiL People Bio corrected and updated.
Thanks to Richard Nother

 

 

Full info added to the bootleg discography about the previously mentioned 'Love 80's - This is Not a Love Song' white label 12".
Thanks to Tetufumi Otani / AcidDrops

 

 
 
 

25th February 2004

 

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We recently received this very frank email from Jim Walker's brother Bob regarding Jim's Fodderstompf interview. Two Sides To Every Story...

To whom it may concern.....
The Jim Walker interview. What a pretentious pile of shit. I love him dearly but he likes to run off at the mouth without thinking. I have been putting up with his pretentious crap and his delusional rants for years without much bother but when I saw his comments about me in this interview, and after everything that I've done for him the past few years, the gloves came off and well........... here I am.
For the record; Jim dumped his PIL stuff on me many years ago and I've diligently looked after it since without any thanks or compensation. I'll continue to look after it because Jim doesn't have the means to deal with it or simply couldn't be bothered.
Bob Walker
Jim's druggie brother
walkerent@cox.net
www.walker-entertainment.com

 

Extensive article and review of Trenton, New Jersey City Gardens October 29, 1982 added to gig reviews... As well as attending the gig Bruce Davis interviewed Keith Levene prior to the show. Interesting stuff from a largely unreported time...
Thanks to Bruce Davis
 

 
Additional 4.3.83 PHILADELPHIA, EAST SIDE CLUB, USA gig review added...
Thanks to Mr V
 

 

Another bootleg remix of 'This Is Not A Love Song' seems to have surfaced. Credited to "Love 80's" the white label 12" features the Catalogue #; 004, and apparently dates back to 2002. However, it is unknown if the track is similar to the 'LoveSong 1998 Remix' bootleg 12" which was previously available. If anyone has more info please get in touch...
Thanks to Tetufumi Otani

 

Additional images and info added to Sex Pistols - All Crimes Are Paid bootleg LP, featuring PiL's version of 'Belsen' from the Rainbow 26.12.78.
Thanks to Herve Labyre

 

 
Freedom is Coming - Death Disco added to Samples, Mash-Up Discography
Thanks to IDC
 

 
 
 

21st February 2004

 

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Follow link for all the latest developments... !
Last Update 21st February!

 

19th February 2004

 

I've decided to move the 'Products of Your Society' Trade Page to the new Message Board, which has its own Trade / Sell Section. If you already had an ad here you will need to re-post it on the Message Board yourself.

'Collectors Links' can now be found on the main Links Page

 

 
 
 

12th February 2004

 

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7th February 2004

 

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1982 Chronology updated with more info about the alleged deal with PiL & Stiff Records.
Thanks to Bruce Davis

 


 
 
 

24th January 2004

 

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22nd January 2004

 

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17th January 2004

 

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4.3.83 PHILADELPHIA, EAST SIDE CLUB, USA added to the gig list, plus gig review
Thanks to Bruce Davis
 

 
More additions to 2003 Chronology.
BIG Thanks to Karsten Roekens!
 

 
 
 

15th January 2004

 

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7th January 2004

 

John Lydon interview Part 2!

At long last, despite the best efforts of Mojo to steal our thunder, we bring you Part 2 of our John Lydon interview. The original interview was completed in the summer, but has since been updated to bring you the latest developments with John’s new record, as well as a lengthy look at PiL (and that’s from start to finish, not just the first three albums), and life in general through the eyes of Mr Rotten. The interview is so extensive we were tempted to split it into two, but we’ve been there before! Believe me, you won’t read anything more in depth, anywhere... More soon... Enjoy or die...
Part 1 of the interview manly concentrating on the Sex Pistols 2003 can still be found on the F&F site

 

 

By chance last week when I was doing the updates I realised that today would see the 4th Anniversary of thefilthandthefury.co.uk. How time flies and all that bullshit, but over the past four years things have changed dramatically. The fanzine is gone (but not forgotten), and now Fodderstompf has came along and pretty much took over!

The sites have expanded and improved, but if half of what was planned had actually happened, they'd be very different sites, though in saying that they're not exactly in bad way are they? We're not the types to promise what we can't deliver, so trust me, the next year or so will see big changes, with far more features, exclusive interviews, reviews, news etc etc.
Thanks for the support.

 

 
 
 

2nd January 2004

 
2003 Chronology added. I didn't realise it was such a busy year!
BIG Thanks to Karsten Roekens!
 

 
LONDON, TOWN & COUNTRY CLUB, UK 2.5.92 added to the Audio/Video Bootleg Guide
Thanks to Steven Black
 

 
Smooth Ace - Public Image added to the Cover Version discography
Thanks to Tetufumi Otani
 

 
 
 

27th December 2003

 

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John Lydon- LA, The Palace 13.8.97 UPGRADE added to the Audio/Video Bootleg Guide
Thanks to Dino

 


 

 

 

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