So writes author John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, in his introduction to the book Rotten, an oral history of punk: angry, honest, and crackling with energy. Seventies punk has been romanticized by the media and the up-and-coming punk bands of today, but the sneering, leering disaffection of that time has been lost. Now, Lydon candidly and at times, dare we say it, fondly looks back at himself, the Sex Pistols, and the "no future" attitude of the time. Rolling Stone calls Lydon a "pavement philosopher whose Dickensian roots blossom with Joycean color," and the San Francisco Chronicle calls Rotten an "invaluable [book] ... sheds welcome light on that short period of great music and spasmodic cultural change."
Bollocks you say? Read, sneer, and enjoy or die. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Hilarious and amusing. Many great stories, if your a Pistols fan I absolutely guarantee you will love this book. I know I did. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Chloey
Good read, insight into the non Malcolm McLaren take on the band.Published 18 days ago by Suzanne Manzi
A really great read, at the first 100 pages or so anyway. His life before Pistols was a real interesting read, then it got into the nitty gritty about his legal and personal... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Josh Davis
Received order in a timely manner and the condition of the book was exactly as described. Thank you.Published 1 month ago by Robert Lujan
One of the best oral histories of that moment in punk history. Lydon does a great thing in that he tells his side of the story and then often allows other to tell their side even... Read morePublished 2 months ago by W. McMillin
"The book started out good with John talking about his childhood growing up, but than it talked about things I already knew about and it became boring. Read morePublished 2 months ago by pianoguy87