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.
I like honesty. In any way shape or form. People don't accept what they can't put into a box. I don't like boxes.Published 28 days ago by Kindle Customer
This missive penned by the one and only Johnny Rotten tells the story of the Sex Pistols from his vantage point. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Caron
I was a little disappointed. I enjoy learning and reading about unusual people and their outlooks on life, but I got the feeling that Lydon just dislikes anyone and everyone. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JKReads
Liked this a lot. Lydon spouts off with true venom on his life, his band, and the times, with insight and Irish wit intact. Read morePublished 4 months ago by R.M.L.
I enjoyed the read. It is a little disjointed. But great to hear some candid opinions. Recommend to true fans of the pistolsPublished 4 months ago by Stephen