Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

  • John Lydon with Keith and Kent Zimmerman
  • Autobiography
  • Amazon.co.uk

It was just after John Lydon’s appearance on ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ that I decided to buy this book. Whenever I saw John being interviewed on television he has always come across as being witty and intelligent so I couldn’t quite believe that he would want to be a part of a reality show. At the time he said that to subvert the system you have to do it from the inside. He seemed to have a personal goal while he was in the jungle with the other celebrities and once he had reached it he left. So he wasn’t in it for the fame of it all.

John also went up in my estimation when he wrote a piece for the booklet in Alice Cooper’s Life and Crimes box-set. He actually sang along to Eighteen by Alice Cooper as his audition as singer for the Sex Pistols.

If you’re interested in punk history then this book has to be high on your reading list, written by the one person who was in the eye of the hurricane.