Songs to the Siren

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Leftfield Lydon

1st November 1993 (single), 30th January 1995 (LP)


Although it was clearly John Lydon’s time (as Johnny Rotten) in the Sex Pistols that made him famous, his career as Public Image Ltd would ultimately provide a more enduring body of work.

Lydon also had successful collaborations during this time, and it’s 1993’s Open Up, with Leftfield, that I want to look at here.


It’s On

Flowered Up

1990 (single) / 26th August 1991 (LP)


The indie/dance crossover sound from the late 80s and early 90s might well have had its home in Manchester, but these London boys gave them more than a run for their money.