2023 Repress on Light in the Attic
Clear Red Vinyl - Includes Fold-Out Poster, Sticker and Insert. Download includes full album, non-album single B-side “The Cowboy Song” and an unedited October 1978 BBC audio interview with John Lydon.
Groundbreaking doesn't even start to describe PiL's album from 1978. Surrounded by polemic on its release, this is arguably where post-punk started. Released in December 1978 after the Sex Pistols' break-up, First Issue is considered by many to be the first post-punk album. After the punk hangover, John Lydon set out to create a new sound that would stand apart from what other contemporary bands were doing, fully aware that it wouldn't be understood by many of his old followers. For this he counted on the help of ex-Clash guitarist Keith Levene, first-time bassist Jah Wobble and Canadian drummer Jim Walker.