9 is more or less a continuation of what Public Image Ltd. was doing on Happy? If anything, I think I like a few of these songs (“Disappointed” & “Happy” to be specific) a bit more than my favorites from the previous record. In the summer of 1989, while they were promoting this album, I saw P.I.L. perform in Chicago with New Order and Sugarcubes. Ah, the olden days. A few years after this record P.I.L. followed it up with a greatest hit compilation which included the horrible song “Don’t Ask Me.” That song was the bane of 120 Minutes. Dave Kendall must have been the only person on Earth who liked it. It was at that point that I gave up on Public Image Ltd.