Saturday, 29 January 2011

FACT: Only Anarchists Are Pretty.

If you've never wished you could have been a part of the 70s punk era, look away now....

Those of you who are still reading, good news - we have just the book for you!

Only Anarchists Are Pretty by Mick O'Shea is a semi-fictionalised account of the Sex Pistols, from their days of being 'Kutie Jones and his Sex Pistols,' to their now infamous appearance on the 'Today' show, providing a chaotic, compelling tour through the heyday of punk.

The name of the book comes from shirts made at SEX (for the uninitiated, this was the shop run by manager Malcolm McLaren and his wife), iconic even today, with the slogan 'Only Anarchists Are Pretty' across the front - true genius from the DIY era. Sitting down with headphones and the Pistols back catalogue we found that this book is better than vodka and ten times as addictive.

Including John 'Johnny Rotten' Lydon, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook, Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, the Bromley Contingent, Siouxise and the Banshees, the Buzzcocks, and the Ramones plus more, this book is an unstoppable ride through the punk movement from where it all began.

As brilliant for die hard fans as it is for hopeful punk enthusiasts, Only Anarchists Are Pretty is more than just a book - it's a way of life.

Only Anarchists Are Pretty by Mick O'Shea is available from Helter Skelter Publishing here.