|Genres:||Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||dub experimental ambient electronic post-punk|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music Biography Discography Official Homepage Wikipedia|
John Wardle, 1958, Stepney, London, England. An innovative bass player, Wobble began his career with Public Image Limited. Previously he had been known as one of the four Johns who hung around Malcolm McLarens Sex boutique, and adopted his unusual moniker following a drunken remark by Sid Vicious. Heavily influenced by the experimental rhythms of bands like Can, Wobbles input to PiLs Metal Box collection inspired in turn many novice post-punk bass players. By August 1980, he had become one of the many instrumentalists to fall foul of Lydon in PiLs turbulent career, and set about going solo. He joined forces with his hero Holger Czukay and U2s the Edge for Snake Charmer, and recorded with the Human Condition, a group specializing in free-form jazz and dub improvisation. However, when they disbanded, the mid-80s quickly became wilderness years for Wobble: The biggest kickback I have had was from sweeping the...