This was the first single to be released from PiL's 2012 album This is PiL which was released in May and reached #35 in the UK album charts.
In the early days, PiL had an experimental sound and were regarded by critics to be one of the most innovative bands of the post punk era.
PiL had been inactive since 1992, but in September 2009, it was announced that Lydon will reform the group
for a small British tour in December. PiL headlined the Heineken Music Conference 2010 Festival in August 2010 at Tel Aviv in Israel.
John Lydon became more well known during the latter part of the 2000's for his appearances in "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here" on ITV1, and in an advert for Country Life Butter (other brands are available).
Rise was written by John Lydon (Johnny Rotten in the Sex Pistols) about the rise of apartheid in South Africa, which was a prevalent issue in the 80s. The song was one of the group's biggest hits and reached No.11 in the UK in 1986.
The video clip features a performance on Top Of The Pops during '86.
Reaching No.5 in the UK charts in 1983, this was PiL's biggest hit. With it's amusingly blatant lyrics, the song lampooned the idea by critics that the band were moving towards a more commercial sound.
Flowers of Romance was the band's fourth single release and reached #24 in the UK. It was the title track from the album which was released in April 1981, and focused heavily on drums and percussion, as did other tracks on the album. This has a very familiar style to Adam and The Ants.
The album cover from Flowers of Romance