9780306824814-0306824817-Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol

Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol

ISBN-13: 9780306824814
ISBN-10: 0306824817
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Jones, Steve
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover 344 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780306824814
ISBN-10: 0306824817
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Jones, Steve
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover 344 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Jones, Steve wrote Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol comprising 344 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0306824817 and 9780306824814. Since then Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Without the Sex Pistols there would be no punk. And without Steve Jones there would be no Sex Pistols. It was Steve who, with his schoolmate Paul Cook, formed the band that eventually went on to become the Sex Pistols and who was its original leader. As the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of punk--the influence and cultural significance of which is felt in music, fashion, and the visual arts to this day--Steve tells his story for the very first time.

Steve Jones's modern Dickensian tale began in the street of Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush, West London, where as a lonely, neglected boy living off his wits and petty thievery he was given purpose by the glam art rock of David Bowie and Roxy Music. He became one of the first generation of ragamuffin punks taken under the wings of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood.

In Lonely Boy, Steve describes the sadness of never having known his real dad, the abuse he suffered at the hands of his stepfather, and how his interest in music and fashion saved him from a potential life of crime spent in remand centers and prisons. He takes readers on his journey from the Kings Road of the early '70s through the years of the Sex Pistols, punk rock, and the recording of "Anarchy in the UK" and Never Mind the Bollocks. He recounts his infamous confrontation on Bill Grundy's Today program--the interview that ushered in the "Filth and the Fury" headlines that catapulted punk into the national consciousness. And he delves into the details of his self-imposed exile in New York and Los Angeles, where he battled alcohol, heroin, and sex addiction but eventually emerged to gain fresh acclaim as an actor and radio host.

Lonely Boy is the story of an unlikely guitar hero who, with the Sex Pistols, transformed twentieth-century culture and kick-started a social revolution.
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