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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 formed Kutie Jones and his Sex Pistols, the band that eventually went on to become the Sex Pistols, with his schoolmate Paul Cook and who was its original leader. As the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of Punk – the influence and cultural significan ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 17th 2016 by William Heinemann
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Michelle Lynn
Jan 11, 2017 Michelle Lynn rated it it was amazing
Steve Jones has the distinction of being the only author I've reviewed on Goodreads who called me "candy ass" in a message via MySpace when I was 16 or 17. It's a notable distinction.

I haven't been a mega fan of the Sex Pistols for a long time. I was 15 when I bought a (physical!) copy of "Never Mind the Bullocks...", and descended into what is now hilariously referred to as "bandom." I was in college by the time I realized I moved on from my intense punk focus and really, it was only downhill
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Kevin Scott
Nov 22, 2016 Kevin Scott rated it really liked it
It's good to get a view and an account of the Sex pistols by someone who was in it first, right at the beginning and to all so a get deep insight into the person himself, Steve Jones. I have first hand knowledge of a lot of places mentioned in this book, both in London and in Los Angeles which obviously makes the book more closer to home for me personally, but all so I have been a pistols fan from way back when they began, when I was just a mere 12 years old, what an introduction to get ready fo ...more
Chris M
Nov 23, 2016 Chris M rated it it was amazing
The Sex Pistols were HIS band. He was the driving force at the beginning, but this book is so much more than a rock n roll biography .
Honest , shocking yet heart warming . Steve Jones finally gives his side of the story regarding the Sex Pistols but along the way , he honestly , sometimes shockingly so, tells you all the ups and down of his journey from Shepherds Bush to LA. From thief to DJ.
From guitar hero to drug addiction, from addiction to recovery. It was one hell of a journey for the man
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Steve
Jan 05, 2017 Steve rated it it was amazing
I've waited decades for Jones to give his side of the story regarding the Pistols, in fact I never thought he would, so this book was always going to be something special for me. He was always my favourite Pistol, always seemed the most grounded, the most affable and along with Cook was there through it all from the Wally Nightingale "Strand" beginnings in 1972 right up to their demise as a band in January 1978 and the whole "Swindle" period of '79/'80.

Firstly I have to give him credit for his
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Jay Gabler
Jan 18, 2017 Jay Gabler rated it liked it
Is this book for you? Yes, if you already knew who Steve Jones was before you picked it up. If not, best to begin your exploration of U.K. punk history elsewhere. I reviewed Lonely Boy for The Current.
Edward
Dec 27, 2016 Edward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"It was almost like those builders didn't want me to get in there and develop my driving skills by hot-wiring bulldozers to smash up their tea huts, the inconsiderate ****s."

That's on page one, get around this book.
Rob Trewhella
Jan 19, 2017 Rob Trewhella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant

Just a really good memoir, honest,scary, brutal, showing the good and bad of a surreal world that is the price of fame. Well done Jonesy
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Steve Jones is an English rock guitarist, singer and actor. He is best known as a guitarist with the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols formed in London in 1975. He was ranked in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". In 2006, the Sex Pistols—the four original, surviving members and Sid Vicious—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they refused to a ...more
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