This post goes out to my friend the Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf!
Of all the Keith Levene-era Public Image Ltd interviews I've seen, this is the only one where the interviewer - JJ Jackson - holds his own and gets Lydon to talk. I think after watching this, particularly the behind-the-scenes, pre-interview footage, you can see what an intelligent, laid-back guy JJ was (he died of a heart attack in 2004). THIS is what Music Television could be - but unfortunately the format destroyed the music industry. Listen from about 10:00 to 11:20 - that is a GREAT back and forth! Now, after that JJ gets a little disingenuous, but everything picks up again soon after.
If you ask me (and I don't care that you didn't), this is the best, most intelligent and honest interview MTV ever did. Toward the end, Lydon even asks why there are no cameras on JJ! Can you imagine MTV today not shoving the presenter in front of us like some whore for sale?!!! RIP JJ!