This is What You Want, This is What You Get

 

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This is what you want. Five CDs with singles, B-sides, 12” singles, remixes, unreleased stuff, and a complete live show from the Ritz, 1989. There are two DVDs with videos, two more concerts, and more.

A PiL box set may strike some as odd, but not me. Where the Sex Pistols were a sham group manufactured to take advantage of a commercial trend, PiL is pop without guile—meant to be popular—as well as musically kick-ass. Indulge yourself with a pre-order (out July 20)

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I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.