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.
One of the most entertaining books I've read in years.....
If you thought that Johnny Roten was just an obnoxious idiot you are wrong..... Read more
I ordered a new book and the one i got was obviously used. The cover and the first few pages were ripped.Published 2 months ago by Sean Wyer
I really loved this book! I love John's style of writing. Humorous, sad and disturbing. Fantastic!Published 2 months ago by Chris Kembring
The Sex Pistols phenomenon, from the point of view of a central character. I was a great fan back when they arrived on the scene and this puts a bit of context into things. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mal Skinner
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 3 months ago by Chloey
Good read, insight into the non Malcolm McLaren take on the band.Published 3 months 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 3 months ago by Josh Davis