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Johnny Rotten pogos into Brooklyn Bowl with Public Image Ltd

Johnny Rotten pogos into Brooklyn Bowl with Public Image Ltd
Public Image Ltd rages on at Brooklyn Bowl in November. (Paul Heartfield)

When Johnny Rotten announced the end of the punk band Sex Pistols after one studio album and four singles, it signaled the beginning of something new, Public Image Ltd. Like its predecessor, PiL was an original that ushered in the post-punk era. Rotten, a.k.a. John Lydon, brings his fusion of rock, dance, folk, pop and dub music to Brooklyn Bowl on Nov. 25.

Even though Public Image Ltd featured a shifting lineup, the group managed to release five British top-20 singles and five British top-20 albums.

The first album, "Public Image: First Issue" featured diatribes such as "Public Image" and "Low Life," contemptuous looks at Catholicism in "Religion" and a circular, eight-minute bass riff on "Fodderstompf." Post-punk was born.

PiL went on hiatus from 1993 until Lydon resurrected the group in 2009. The band's latest studio album, "This is PiL," came out in 2012.

Some of Public Image Ltd's biggest hits include "Death Disco," "Bad Baby" and its highest charting single, "This Is Not A Love Song."

Tickets start at $30 and go on sale on Friday, Aug. 28.

Tickets: Brooklyn Bowl, (702) 862-2695

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