Talk:Album (Public Image Ltd album)

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Repo Man comparison[edit]

Regarding the following statement: "Additionally, Public Image Ltd.'s Album cover design and colors are very similar, if not identical, to the many generic items featured in 1984's Repo Man motion picture." Isn't it more likely that the concept is similar to generic products themselves? They certainly weren't/aren't unique to the film Repo Man. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 03:50, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

The colour scheme and layout is identical to that of Repo Man's products - with the connection to the punk scene, I would bet a large sum that PiL based Album on Repo Man. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ahubling (talkcontribs) 04:56, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

As I mentioned, the design concept (i.e. dark blue text on a white and light blue background) is the same as that of generic products (i.e. dark blue text on a white and light blue background). Generic brands were around before, and are not unique to, Repo Man. You would bet a large sum, based on what? A visual comparison between the two is original research. If the film specifically influenced the album design, then we should cite a reference to that effect. Thanks, -- Gyrofrog (talk) 13:32, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Read "Trivia" at the bottom left. Is this a legit enough citation? [1]

Thx —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ahubling (talkcontribs) 20:52, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

OK, I think that would work. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 13:36, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Those generic products (with that exact color scheme) were around long before Repo Man - I know - I frequently bought them back then. Finwailin (talk) 12:41, 4 November 2011 (UTC)


"Flipper, a punk band from San Francisco, California, had released an album with the same concept and a near-identical name, Album - Generic Flipper, in 1982. Later in 1986, Flipper retaliated by releasing a live album entitled Public Flipper Limited Live 1980-1985."

This makes it sound as though the album title and concept were knowingly stolen from Flipper. Is there any evidence to support this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:53, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

I am not sure it was intentional on PiL's part, but Flipper had an issue with it, as described here. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 22:44, 16 July 2010 (UTC)


Some of it reads a bit like a review I thought.... (talk) 16:37, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Merging of Home (Public Image Ltd song)[edit]

This was proposed to be merged into the Album article not by me, but I support it as it does not seem to warrant its own article. (talk) 04:53, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Agreed and  Done Klbrain (talk) 17:20, 30 July 2017 (UTC)