- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (March 16, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312264941
- ISBN-13: 978-0312264949
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,096,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Filth and the Fury: The Voices of the Sex Pistols Paperback – March 16, 2000
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"I was stealing all the equipment way before we attempted to put the band together...that was my connection to the music. I couldnt play anything, but that was my way of getting involved in the music." -Steve Jones
"My Sex Pistols audition began with them trying to get me drunk. Bad mistake. Im from Irish roots. I dont get drunk." - John Lydon
"I wasnt real impressed with America until I got to Frisco and we met some kids and tasted smack there. Its really fucking good. You should try it sometime." - Sid Vicious
"Steve and Paul are a pair of sheep. Theyre terrified of anything to do with drugs or, you know, blah-blah, anything like that." - Sid Vicious
"I didnt have a life. I had nothing to lose. And I was a miserable sod deep down inside. So the more havoc I created, the more I felt better at doing it because I was a tortured soul. I think fighting came through lack of musical ability. It was like Oh, this is what gets you headlines. " - Steve Jones
"I like to incite people to be violent and nasty...so I can be violent back. I like violence. It turns me on." - Sid Vicious
"In my wildest, worst nightmare fantasies, I would never have thought that English people could ever have disrespected themselves to the point where heroin was their be-all and end-all. What a loser, self-pitying bunch of fucking shit. I hate, loathe, and despise them. I despise Sid for it." - John Lydon
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If you've never read anything by Savage or Lydon or even Monk/Guterman, then this would be a fairly enjoyable read. If you have read those authors then this tome contains nothing you've not already read.