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I Swear I Was There

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David Nolan's 'I Swear I Was There' describes the early days of the Sex Pistols, their first gig at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 1976 and the long-term effects of that first concert.
Paperback, 189 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Independent Music Press (first published May 29th 2001)
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I love this format of interview segments edited together to tell a narrative. My boner for Shelley and DeVoto has grown. Great to have their significance acknowledged.
I like these kind of books. There is plenty about the Sex Pistols in other books but this one focuses on the Gig That Changed The World. I did like how the only Pistol they secured an interview for was Matlock, I enjoyed hearing how the audience, who was the star of the book, reacted. Short and sweet and to the point.
An interesting subject addressed in a slightly lazy way - would be improved by lopping about 20% off. Still, entertaining if you're into this kind of stuff.
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David Nolan is an award-winning journalist who's authored biographies on subjects ranging from Simon Cowell to the Sex Pistols. He's also written for newspapers, magazines, radio and television.
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