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Trouser Press Tuesday: KEITH LEVENE

February 10, 2009

KEITH LEVENE
2011 — Back Too Black EP (Iridescence) 1987
Keith Levene’s Violent Opposition EP (Taang!) 1987
Keith Levene’s Violent Opposition (Taang!) 1989 (Rykodisc) 1989
Killer in the Crowd EP (Murder Global) 2004

Best known for his five-year stint in Public Image Ltd. (which ended acrimoniously in 1983, when he was wiped off the finished mix of This Is What You Want, resulting in his dubiously legal release of an alternate edition, Commercial Zone), guitarist Levene was also an original member of the Clash, but left after only a handful of gigs. He also played with Ken Lockie in Cowboys International. That said, he is an influential and pivotal figure in the development of punk beyond its initial loud-fast instincts.(…)

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