Jah Wobble And The Invaders Of The Heart
Fri 29 Apr 2016
A founder member of Public Image Limited, Jah Wobbles heavy, hypnotic bass lines defined the post punk era and have influenced many musicians over the last 30 years.
John Wardle met John Lydon, John Grey and Sid Vicious at Kingsway College, London, in 1973. It was Vicious who originally nicknamed John ‘Jah Wobble’ after a drunken binge, and would also loan him his first bass guitar.
During the heyday of punk rock in the mid to late 70s, Wardle earned himself the reputation of being something of a wildman. His original introduction to the bass stemmed from his long-term obsession with dub reggae music. Combined with the D.I.Y. punk ethos, Wardle embraced punk and reggae, and in the process, created an original rock/reggae hybrid of his own.