After I was a loner and before I was the babe magnet I am today I was rebellious. It didn't last long. I didn't have the heart for it. Also, it took a lot more effort than I was willing to exert to be grumpy all the time. My music of choice was Public Image Limited.
PIL was basically the remnants of The Sex Pistols. Well, not so much the remnants as just the spirit. And even that's kinda a stretch. Sex Pistols was all anger and anti establishment. John Lydon kept the anti establishment and added some pop, reggae and more than a touch of crazy. After the Sex Pistols fell apart he spent some time in Jamaica and came back with a penchant for white boy dreadlocks and a more conventional feel to his music. He hooked up with some guys he had toured/hung out with during the Pistols touring days and they started making music.
John struggled constantly to find an image for PIL and was consistently churning through band members but throughout it all he kept his own blend of rebellion mixed with optimism. And that is what I find endearing about PIL. If you read their lyrics without the music is seems pretty dark. But if you watch him perform live or even on his videos he is obviously pretty excited about being alive. I've seen him live a couple of times and to this day he sets the standard of a performer for me. He never sounded very good, he cant dance and he is hella homely. But I always stood a couple of rows back cause I was pretty sure he would have an aneurysm/stroke or just plain burst out of his skin at any moment. And that is why I will always love them. Because there is very little that is not improved with a just a touch of crazy.