The name and cover utilise Jamie Reid’s unused LP artwork. Time line edited by Jon Savage, author of the seminal Punk book England’s Dreaming, using a mixture of period interviews and other source material. The majority of the book’s imagery is drawn from Glenn Terry’s collection.
Condition : As new, minor spot on cover next to G in God. Press cutting book new.
Deluxe Edition Includes:
- Hardcover Book (First Edition)
- Bondage inspired, 5mm “rubber” slipcase designed by Zevs
- Newsprint companion book with rare press clippings
- Screen on the Green silk-screened event poster print
Publisher’s Bollocks : An enhanced edition of the original Rizzoli publication, God Save Sex Pistols offers an unseen visual history of the incendiary punk band. Published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the Sex Pistol’s iconic first record release Anarchy in the UK, noted writer Jon Savage, and premiere Sex Pistols archivist Glenn Terry draw on an unprecedented wealth of material to produce the most comprehensive visual history of the band ever produced. From 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, this book is a definitive celebration of a group that helped define a movement. Limited run of 2000.
About The Editors:
Johan Kugelberg is a terrible editor, liar and has a bad reputation for good reason, and the author of numerous publications, including The Velvet Underground: A New York Art and Punk: An Aesthetic. Jon Savage is the author of England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock and Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture. Glenn Terry is the proprietor of Vicious Sloth Collectables in Melbourne, Australia, and considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sex Pistols history.
Snide comments aside, (I had a terrible experience with Kugelberg on my 13th Floor Elevators book), and one Amazon review that claims it is ‘poorly researched’, well, that’s down to you-know-who….this is a go-to photo resource due to the extent of Terry’s massive collection. There’s much on offer you won’t find featured elsewhere and if you’re a collector you can only dream of finding.. …. Kugelberg contributes his usual ‘contextualising essay’ before handing over to his usual contributor Jon Savage, who turns in his usual excellent work. As for the extras, good luck sliding the book out of the rubber sheath, however the news companion book is excellent material !