Listen to Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Bad Life’ from Titans, Season 3, Episode 5

English post-punk band Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Bad Life‘ was heard on the soundtrack of Titans last night — Titans, Season 3, Episode 5, “Lazarus” — which was aired on August 26th, 2021.

The song was played during the montage of Jason trying to reverse engineer Scarecrow’s fear toxin.

Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Bad Life‘ is from the band’s fourth studio album This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get, which was originally released in 1984.

The song, which is a re-recording of a song called ‘Mad Max‘, was a single release and, although not a big hit for the post-punk band, it did reach #71 on the UK Singles chart.

Bad Life‘ also came with an official music video featuring PIL lead vocalist John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) performing the track on a recording stage surrounded by artificial smoke.

Related: Listen to The Mission’s ‘Deliverance‘ from Titans, Season 3, Episode 5

The video ends with Lydon saying “Etc. Grand finale. Titles. Alright, let’s go home”.

Listen to Public Image Ltd’s ‘Bad Life‘ as heard on Titans in that music video and on the band’s album This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get.

As for the third season of Titans, it is now airing on the relatively new streaming platform HBO Max in the U.S.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.