PUBLIC IMAGE, cure LTD. (aka THE ELECTRIC DREAD AND STEEL LEG) – “STEEL LEG VS. ELECTRIC DREAD” EP (1978)
I’d been waiting a long time to hear this one, and unfortunately, it’s not as killer as I’d hoped for. Still, it’s better than Kings Of Leon, innit? From Fodderstompf.com, the PiL fan site:
EP featuring Jah Wobble and Keith Levene (as “Stratetime Keith”), along with Don Letts and Wobbleâ€™s mate Vince Bracken. One of the first PiL “umbrella” releases. Basically seen as a cash in at the time, but not without its merit in places; especially ‘Haile Unlikely’ with Don Letts on vocals.
It may seem an obvious thing to say, but this really is the missing link between “First Issue” & “Metal Box”. From the more “rocky” ‘Steel Leg’ through to the spacey dub of ‘Haile Unlikely’ & ‘Unlikely Pub’. Essential listening for PiL fansâ€¦
John Lydon has NO involvement with this project…
All instruments played by Levene and Jah Wobble.
Vocals on 1: Vince Bracken and Jah Wobble. Vocals on 3: Don Letts.
The EP was released on both 7″ & 12″ at the time but has since largely disappeared, it has never received a full CD release.
Myself, I’m more into Jah Wobble’s solo stuff, like his 1980 solo EP that I posted a while back –