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Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs
Author: John Lydon - Keith Zimmerman - Kent Zimmerman
ISBN 13: 9780312428136
ISBN 10: 312428138
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2008-10-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $18.00

"I have no time for lies and fantasy, and neither should you. Enjoy or die."—John Lydon

Punk has been romanticized and embalmed in various media. It has been portrayed as an English class revolt and a reckless diversion that became a marketing dream. But there is no disputing its starting point. Every story of punk starts with its idols, the Sex Pistols, and its sneering hero was Johnny Rotten.

In Rotten, Lydon looks back at himself, the Sex Pistols, and the "no future" disaffection of the time. Much more than just a music book, Rotten is an oral history of punk: angry, witty, honest, poignant, and crackling with energy.