Edition : First / London / Privately Printed / Undated (1977) / Softcover. / VG+ 4to, Unpaginated (ca 52pp). Printed wraps as issued. Text in English. Numerous Black & White plates. Scarce, both institutionally and privately.
“I first met Malcolm in January in a pub at Cambridge Circus. A very interesting meeting in retrospect. “I’m going to change the face of the music scene!” he said. “All the music at the moment is by and for 30 year old hippies. Boring. The Sex Pistols are fresh and young. They are kids playing music for the kids. Not some property tycoon singing ‘my generation’. The Sex Pistols are from the street and the dole queues, they’re representative of most of the kids in the country, They can’t play very well but that’s not what’s important. It’s their attitude! Yes, we are going to change the scene but we’ve got to make it big before everybody else jumps on the bandwagon and we get left behind.” Whilst most people claim to be part of punk Stevenson really was, so we really do get it from the horses mouth. The book was originally issued at the end of 1977 but subsequently withdrawn as Malcom McLaren threatened to sue Stevenson over the original cover, which was to similar to the sleeve of nevermind the bollocks.