Being known as the man who infamously sported an “I Hate Pink Floyd” t-shirt down the Kings Road in London’s Chelsea in the mid-1970s, Sex Pistols frontman and PIL founder member John Lydon has revealed that he’d like to follow in the footsteps of the Flaming Lips and re-record Pink Floyd’s 1973 classic album, ‘Dark Side Of The Moon.’
Speaking to the Stool Pigeon, the punk godfather claimed that he’d even been invited to a studio with the prog veterans.
“Two years ago when they [Pink Floyd] came to LA, they asked me would I come on and do a bit of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ with them and the idea thrilled me no end,” he said.
“Well no, it would have been very, very neat but it stunk a little in my head of ‘What am I doing here? I just don’t want to do it, but I wanted to do it, but just not when 20,000 people were there.'”
He continued: “I came so close to doing it, it felt like I was trying to set myself up as some kind of pretentious person. I’m very wary of the jam session end of things.”
Yet despite his reservations, Lydon admitted that working with Pink Floyd is still something that he wants to do.
“Privately. I’d love to go into the studio and do something with the album with them.”