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Sex Pistols Scrapbook by Ray Stevenson : 1977 withdrawn 1st edition

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Scarce copy of Ray Stevenson’s original self published 1977 printing of  the Sex Pistols Scrapbook (from the tile page : No thanks to : Greedy Publishers, Ignorant Distributors, Bigoted News Agents, Malcolm)

This was rapidly withdrawn from sale due to legal threats since the cover bored too heavily from Reid’s Never Mind the Bollocks artwork without permission. While this might seem ridiculous today, given how many times that artwork has been copied, referenced and parodied (not to mention by our logo), back in ’77 Virgin/McLaren weren’t tolerating it and the book eventually was renamed and reprinted in 1978 as The Sex Pistols File by Omnibus Press, (and went to have several revised editions) who were starting to issue similar format books on everyone from Bowie to Pink Floyd. The revised editions added new material about band’s ugly demise and Vicious’ even worse fate.

Condition : Not perfect : see photos and use zoom tool. Online prices are all over the place for this title , with 3 listed elsewhere online the time of writing  : £350, £500, $2500+ , none of them perfect.

 

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Scarce copy of Ray Stevenson’s original self published 1977 printing of  the Sex Pistols Scrapbook (from the tile page : No thanks to : Greedy Publishers, Ignorant Distributors, Bigoted News Agents, Malcolm)

This was rapidly withdrawn from sale due to legal threats since the cover bored too heavily from Reid’s Never Mind the Bollocks artwork without permission. While this might seem ridiculous today, given how many times that artwork has been copied, referenced and parodied (not to mention by our logo), back in ’77 Virgin/McLaren weren’t tolerating it and the book eventually was renamed and reprinted in 1978 as The Sex Pistols File by Omnibus Press, (and went to have several revised editions) who were starting to issue similar format books on everyone from Bowie to Pink Floyd. The revised editions added new material about band’s ugly demise and Vicious’ even worse fate.

Condition : Not perfect : see photos and use zoom tool. Online prices are all over the place for this title , with 3 listed elsewhere online the time of writing  : £350, £500, $2500+ , none of them perfect.

 

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