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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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Product Details

  • 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: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #991,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Besides a few new photos, there is really nothing new. England's dreaming or Rotton's Book do a much better job.
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There is only so much you can write about the whole Pistols lore. As the number of books written about the Pistols increases, the material contained within remains the same or in some cases diminishes.
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.
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The best thing about this book was the fact that it was entirely derived from members of the Sex Pistols, and a few from Sid's girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. Read it for a candid view of the brief career of the Sex Pistols told by the band members, and not some journalist or corrupted media person.
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Great book, the dvd documentry is better. But this is a decent book if you like to add any extra info to your collection.
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Still my faves after 3 decades!!!
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