Jah Wobble, founding bassist for post punk trailblazers Public image LTD, is revisiting a classic. On November 19, Metal Box – Rebuilt In Dub! will drop via Cleopatra Records.
The album reimagines eight tracks from PIL’s second record, 1979’s groundbreaking Metal Box. With the emphasis on Wobble’s reggae influences, the songs are cast in a completely new light. There are also two reworked tracks from the first PIL album among the 10 songs. Preorder on CD or double gatefold vinyl in blue or silver here, or digitally here.
Public Image LTD formed in 1978 in the wake of the breakup of Sex Pistols. Singer John Lydon (Johnny Rotten of course) and childhood friend Wobble were joined by guitarist Keith Levene and drummer Jim Walker. Wobble left the band after Metal Box, but his skillful bass playing had a huge impact on the group’s sound. Since then, Jah Wobble has enjoyed a 40-year career as a solo artist.