Lonely Boy

Lonely Boy

Tales From A Sex Pistol

Book - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
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. This is a memoir by the guitarist of the punk pioneers the Sex Pistols.

Perseus Publishing
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.

Memoir by the guitarist of the legendary, groundbreaking punk pioneers the Sex Pistols


Baker
& Taylor

The former guitarist of the Sex Pistols describes his life, from an abused and neglected little boy involved in petty crimes on the streets of London, to the meteoric rise of his influential punk band and working as an in-demand session guitarist. 30,000 first printing.
The former guitarist of the Sex Pistols describes his life, from an abused and neglected little boy involved in petty crimes on the streets of London, to the meteoric rise of his influential punk band and working as an in-demand session guitarist.
The Sex Pistols transformed twentieth-century culture and kick-started a social revolution. On the 40th anniversary of punk, Jones takes readers on his journey from the Kings Road of the early '70s through the years of the Sex Pistols and punk rock. 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.

Publisher: Philadelphia : Da Capo Press, 2017
ISBN: 9780306824814
Branch Call Number: 787.87092 J725L 2017
Characteristics: 308 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Ben

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at PCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top