Article by Eric Larson, copyright 2019 all rights reserved
A while back I started a conversation with Bill Laswell curious to find out more about his bass playing and also an album he did with Public Image Limited, aka PIL. The album titled simply ALBUM is a favorite of mine and features some amazing fretless bass. In addition, this album also features Sex Pistols lead singer and PIL founder John Lydon, veteran drummers Tony Williams and Ginger Baker, legendary guitarist Steve Vai, and some other amazing musicians and technicians. We spoke on the phone and discussed how this album came together, his basses, and the overall experience of the project. The call was just what I hoped for and more, as he brought his first hand perspective and memories to life with some incredible stories from the project.