Jah Wobble Talks Bohemian Chelsea, Aswad, Hawkwind, Punk and Sid Vicious

This is nice; pal and fellow Chelsea Arts Club member John Wardle talks about the importance of the immediate neighbourhood, its artistic tradition going back to the likes of Whistler, the licentiousness of the Cremorne Pleasure Gardens in Victorian times, the Bohemian atmosphere engendered by the 70s slums around the Lots Road Power Station and how all of this combined to create the breeding ground for punk.

Public Image Ltd - Keith Levene, Jah Wobble, John Lydon

Public Image Ltd – Keith Levene, Jah Wobble, John Lydon
1978 – by Sheila Rock

This is nice; pal and fellow Chelsea Arts Club member John Wardle talks about the importance of the immediate neighbourhood, its artistic tradition going back to the likes of Whistler, the licentiousness of the Cremorne Pleasure Gardens in Victorian times, the Bohemian atmosphere engendered by the 70s slums around the Lots Road Power Station and how all of this combined to create the breeding ground for punk.

 

John Lydon public image ltd

John Lydon of Public Image Limited by Jeannette Lee – from Private Image by Jeannette Lee

Keith Levene, Jah Wobble, Mojo, Jim Walker, John Lydon, Public Image Ltd

Jah Wobble in Chelsea – Mojo Magazine, 1984

Public Image Limited member Jeannette Lee

Keith Levene of Public Image Limited by Jeannette Lee – from Private Image by Jeannette Lee

 

Dennis Morris: First PiL band shot, John Lydon’s home in Gunter Grove, Chelsea (1978)

Dennis Morris: First PiL band shot, John Lydon’s home in Gunter Grove, Chelsea (1978) – www.ica.org.uk

 

John also talks about his love for Hawkwind, Sid Vicious, how he sold the bass he played on Metal Box to the Jesus & Mary Chain for a drink and why he should really have done the interview topless…

 

1980 photos of Public Image Ltd at American Bandstand

1980 – Public Image Ltd at American Bandstand

On 4 May, Brooklyn, New York's Theodore:Art centre Launches a new exhibition dedicated to the work of UK photographer Dennis Morris.

PIL by Dennis Morris at the Theodore:Art

 

And now the Jah Wobble interview at Under the Bridge: