Who played bass on "Rise" by Public Image Limited?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by The Mock Turtle Regulator, Jul 22, 2001.

  1. I know Ginger Baker played drums, and Steve Vai guitar.
    was it Bill Laswell on bass?
  2. jimmysquid


    Jul 5, 2000
    I thought Jah Wobble played bass with PIL. I could be wrong.
  3. Jah Wobble left after the second edition/Metal Box album, I think.
    he was definitely long gone by the time Rise was recorded.
  4. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    I think Jonas Hellborg has played for PIL at some point.

  5. thanks David and Stingray5.

    I'd guess it was Jonas Hellborg from the tone on Rise- probably a fretless- I suppose Bill Laswell would have used a deeper, dubbier tone.

    Ironic how John Lydon ended up playing with such established musos.....
  6. I've just looked on the excellent PIL site you linked to, stingray5, and it says that Jonas Hellborg only played on "Ease" on "Album".

    so it was Bill Laswell on Rise.

    also it says that it wasn't Ginger Baker who played drums on Rise, but a jazz drummer called Tony Williams.....