Friday, September 5, 2008

Jah Wobble - A Legend Lives On...Jah Wobble in Betrayal

Jah Wobble (born John Wardle) got his musical career started with John Lydon's post-Sex Pistols group Public Image Ltd (PiL). His trademark bass playing drew heavily on dub, which has remained an important feature of his music. Wobble left his signature mark on PiL's seminal second album Metal Box released in 1980. However, he grew increasingly frustrated by the lacklustre creative atmosphere in the band, besides differences in artistic vision, further conflicts were brought on in part by heavy drug and alcohol abuse in the band . Wobble then went on to recording and releasing his debut album The Legend Lives on - Jah Wobble in Betrayal, and found himself accused by other PiL members of having made unauthorized use of material from Metal Box for the making of Betrayal, there upon he then left PiL in late 1980.



4 dogs records said...

Thank you for this hard to find treasure.

Art Simon said...

Wow, I bought this album around when it came out and lost it long ago. It's not even listed in I saw Jah Wobble at the Anti-Club in LA in 82 or 83, great stuff thanks!