"God Save Sex Pistols is the ultimate guide to the work of the ultimate punk icons. Across 324 pages punk's premiere historian Johan Kugelberg creates a visual record of the various ways the Pistols impacted modern culture. Not just another punk book or celebratory anniversary cash in, God Save Sex Pistols is the ultimate chronicle of the band's brief, but big bang." —i-D Magazine
A definitive visual history of the musical outfit that defined the look, sound, and feel of the punk movement since first forming in London in 1975. Together for less than three years—a short run that included just four singles and one studio album before they broke up in 1978—the Sex Pistols' impact on the musical and cultural landscape of the last forty years is nothing short of remarkable.
Published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the band's formation, Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage draw on an unprecedented wealth of material—from Malcolm McLaren's handwritten letters to never-before-seen photographs of the band, Jamie Reid's iconic album artwork, and a range of ephemera from concert tickets to fanzines—to produce the most comprehensive visual history of the band ever produced and a bible of popular culture for years to come.
320 pages / 9.3" x 12.12" / Hardcover
This is the deluxe edition which comes in a black rubber slipcase.
Published by Rizzoli. Edited by Johan Kugelberg with Jon Savage and Glenn Terry.