Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage’s definitive history of punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. Featuring a foreword by Johnny Marr.
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WINNER OF THE RALPH J. GLEASON AWARD
INCLUDES FOREWORD BY JOHNNY MARR
Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage’s definitive history of punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s.
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‘The definitive history of the English punk movement.’
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
‘Still the strongest history of punk.’
‘The best book about punk rock and pop culture ever.’
It’s a work that is not only the definitive account of the times and its subject, but one that has come to define the writer himself. Jon Savage literally wrote the book on punk, and that's some achievement. This is it.
This is definitive . . . Savage looks at punk from a sociological perspective as much as musical one . . . he reanimates the Sex Pistols’ huge social impact.
The definitive history of the English punk movement . . . you could not ask for a livelier, more impartial study.’a
A monumental survey . . . [has] a good claim to be the definitive work on the subject.
Monumental . . . A tale of genius and stupidity, poverty and riches, of working-class lads and their sinister, student manager, of Britain and America, drugs and self-destruction and a Big, Bad Blond, the Sex Pistols Story is pure rock’n’roll, right up there with Marilyn Monro and Jon And Yoko.
A great pop tragedy . . . [Savage] instilled an obsession with the roads not taken.
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