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Public Image Ltd.*Death Disco

Label:Virgin – VS 274, Virgin – VS274
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Leftfield, Post-Punk

Tracklist

Part 1
ADeath Disco4:11
Part 2
BNo Birds Do Sing4:37
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Notes

Runouts are etched except for the plate-marks which are stamped. Aston-Clinton's characteristic "broken A" may appear as A, Λ, or ∴ (showing only the serifs), and is stamped at approximately 9:00 relative to the matrix at 12:00; plate numbers are stamped at 3:00.

Published by Warner Bros Music/Copyright Control
℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd
Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): VS 274-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): VS 274-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): VS-274 - A-I PORKY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): VS.274.B.I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): VS 274 A.2 PORKY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): VS.274.B.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): VS-274 - A-I PORKY A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): VS.274.B.2 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): VS 274 A.2 PORKY 10 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): VS.274.B.1 10 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): VS-274-A-I CD PORKY A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): VS.274.B.2 2 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): VS-274-A-I PORKY A 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): VS.274.B.2 A 3

Other Versions (5 of 9)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Death Disco (12", Single, 45 RPM)Virgin, VirginVS 27412, VS27412UK1979
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Death Disco (7", 45 RPM, Single)Virgin100 821Germany1979
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Death Disco (7", 45 RPM, Single)VirginVS 274New Zealand1979
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Death Disco (7", 45 RPM, Single)Virgin2097 807France1979
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Death Disco (7", 45 RPM, Single)Wizard Records (5)ZS-317Australia1979

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  • GoodNF's avatar
    GoodNF
    Edited 4 years ago
    In our country, and maybe others too, "Death Disco" was misunderstood as an anti-disco song; Johnny Rotten's ultimate statement against disco. Maybe because one week after the record entered the UK chart, Disco Demolition Night was held in Chicago, USA...?
    In reality, John Lydon was undergoing hard times, and punk did not give him any more inspiration. "With PiL, I wanted to do something different. But rock and punk was boring back in the days. The only music I really cared about was disco."

    The idea of "Death Disco" arose after John saw his mother losing her fight against cancer. Her last wish: make a disco record for her funeral.
    "And so, I was putting myself in her place. I pictured myself what it would be like to be possessed by an unstoppable force destined to ruin your body from the inside... from that point of view, we started to jam. We went on for some six, seven minutes... that's how the track was made."
    • martinjanet's avatar
      martinjanet
      Vastly overrated

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