Rotten : No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs (Paperback)

Author: Lydon, John

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Johnny Rotten, the leader of the legendary Sex Pistols and now a singer for the group PiL, tells his side of the story, with recollections from Chrissie Hynde, Billy Idol, and others who know the prince of punk. 50,000 first printing. National ad/promo. *Author: Lydon, John *Subtitle: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs *Publication Date: 2008/10/28 *Number of Pages: 329 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.25


Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312428136
SKU 208000890
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312428138
Release Date 10/28/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1T
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First Line THE MORNING AFTER WINTERLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, JANUARY 15, 1978"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" My famous last words on stage. The Sex Pistols ended in the way they began--in utter disaster.
Annotation Part oral history, part autobiography, ROTTEN is John Lydon/Johnny Rotten's memoir of a South London working class childhood that blossomed into full punk rock rebellion, with the aid of a cast of characters who have since taken their place in music history--Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne Westwood, Siouxsie Sioux, Billy Idol, and Chrissie Hynde, to name but a few. Lydon deploys his inimitable take-no-prisoners prose style in service of a story that includes all the mayhem, sleaze, and filth you'd expect--some of it included for effect, some for bravado, and some, perhaps, because it's true. Lydon conjures visions of a crumbling Britain in thrall to its upper-crust rulers, with a generation of adolescents and their disaffected adult acolytes running wild among the ruins, pausing occasionally to produce some authentically revolutionary music. The supporting characters confirm or contradict his version of events with stories of their own, the whole adding up to a suitably chaotic narrative that's nevertheless true to the anarchic spirit of the times.
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