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Public Image Ltd*Public Image

Label:Virgin – VS 228
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, Newspaper Sleeve
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Post-Punk, New Wave

Tracklist

APublic Image2:58
BThe Cowboy Song2:17
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Credits

Notes

Originally issued with a fold out newspaper sleeve. Later pressings came with a generic Virgin sleeve.

B-side ends in a locked groove.

[On newspaper sleeve:]
Printed & published by Public Image Ltd.
A Zebulon production © 1978

[On labels:]
© 1978 Warner Bros Music / Copyright Control
℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd
Made in England

[Runouts:]
CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton derived from broken "A" or "Λ" stamps at 9 o'clock.
Additional mastering text may be stamped, primary matrix is hand etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): VS 228-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): VS 228-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 1): VS+228+A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 1): VS+228+B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 2): VS 228 A2E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 2): VS+228+B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 3): VS 228 A2E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 3): VS-228-B-2E A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 4): VS+228+A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 4): VS-228 B-2 E 6 ∴
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 5): VS+228+A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 5): VS.228 B.2E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 6): VS.228.A2E 1 2 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 6): VS.228.B.2E 1 2 A

Other Versions (5 of 26)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Publik Image (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo)Virgin, Virgin100 067, 100 067-100Germany1978
Public Image (7", 45 RPM, Single, Blue Labels)VirginVS 228New Zealand1978
Public Image (7", 45 RPM, Single)Wizard Records (5)ZS 302Australia1978
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Public Image (7", 45 RPM, Single)VirginVIN 45020Italy1978
New Submission
Publik Image (7", 45 RPM, Single)Virgin100.067-ASpain1978

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Reviews

  • glutenallergyboy's avatar
    Thanks Kruisspin, I have owned this since released, never knew that! I had just accepted it as avant-garde racket. And appreciated the irony of a racket entitled "Cowboy Song" - as I'm not a country music fan. A-side is, of course, an awesome piece of work.
    • Crijevo's avatar
      Crijevo
      Edited 10 years ago
      ... review moved.
      • ziggy-the-android's avatar
        Edited 12 years ago
        i have a copy which is VS 529, but i can't find it listed.

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