The experimental, self-produced album quickly rises to UK#3, US#2 then is forgotten. Initial releases include a three-dimensional lenticular image of the band, later replaced with a photo.
Provocative title, gimmicky (fun) packaging, — but the music takes a lot of chances, resulting in some memorable, even eerie tracks that fit right in with Blue Jay Way, Mellow Yellow, and 8 Miles High. No one gets the feeling they’ve been cheated.
She’s A Rainbow 2000 Light Years
In PIL’s innovative musicality Lydon Rise s above the sad joke called The Pistols… not so ‘Rotten’ after all.
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