Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored (Hardback)
  • Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored (Hardback)
zoom

Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored (Hardback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£20.00
Hardback 544 Pages / Published: 09/10/2014
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
John Lydon has secured prime position as one of the most recognizable icons in the annals of music history. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols - the world's most notorious band, who shot to fame in the mid-1970s with singles such as 'Anarchy in the UK' and 'God Save the Queen'. So revolutionary was his influence, he was even discussed in the Houses of Parliament, under the Traitors and Treasons Act, which still carries the death penalty. Via his music and invective he spearheaded a generation of young people across the world who were clamouring for change - and found it in the style and attitude of this most unlikely figurehead.

With his next band, Public Image Ltd (PiL) Lydon expressed an equally urgent impulse in his make-up - the constant need to reinvent himself, to keep moving. From their beginnings in 1978 he set the groundbreaking template for a band that continues to challenge and thrive in the 2010s. He also found time for making innovative new dance records with the likes of Afrika Baambaata and Leftfield.

Following the release of a solo record in 1997, John took a sabbatical from his music career into other media, most memorably his own Rotten TV show for VH1 and as the most outrageous contestant ever on I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!He then fronted the Megabugsseries and one-off nature documentaries and even turned his hand to a series of much loved TV advertisements for Country Life butter.

Lydon has remained a compelling and dynamic figure - both as a musician, and, thanks to his outspoken, controversial, yet always heartfelt and honest statements, as a cultural commentator.The book is a fresh and mature look back on a life full of incident from his beginnings as a sickly child of immigrant Irish parents who grew up in post-war London, to his present status as a vibrant, alternative national hero.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471137198
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 804 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

You may also be interested in...

This Will Only Hurt a Little
Added to basket
On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back
Added to basket
Best Foot Forward
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Straight Outta Crawley
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Only Fools and Stories
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
Added to basket
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
Bernard Who?
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Cordially Invited
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
How Not To Be a Boy
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Made In Scotland
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
How to be Champion
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Going on the Turn
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Calypso
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback

Reviews

View all

“Enjoyed it”

Punk was not my era; I was too old. However, Lydon is much smarter than your average, aging punk rocker. Very smart, nicely written and with just enough of his obtuse quirkiness to make this a really enjoyable... More

Hardback edition
20th September 2015
Helpful? Upvote 79

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.