Win "Destroy : The Sex Pistols 1977"
by Dennis Morris
Today, more than ever, we need a band like The Sex Pistols.
As the world careers towards another mad war and the victims rather
than the guilty get the rap, most 'musicians' prefer to immerse themselves
in endless guitar noodlings or cosily ironic country ballads. Yet thousands
of kids (and some of us grown ups) are crying out for a band to take
on this bloated apathy and kick over the statues, to articulate their
own inarticulate rage.
Twenty five years ago the Sex Pistols did exactly this, in their own
messy, imperfectly perfect way.
"Destroy" is a unique photographic record of this period.
Dennis Morris was the band's official photographer and his shots cover
such events as the Thames river boat trip, the video shoots, the secret
gigs, the Swedish tour and indeed everything up to their departure for
America. Documenting the originators of an iconoclastic period in British
youth culture, music, fashion and politics in over 170 classic photographs,
it is the ultimate Sex Pistols photo book.
And we have a copy of the updated Jubilee version (worth £17.95)
for you to win!! To enter, simply tell us what Johnny Rotten said should
be done to hippies (If you don't know, make your own suggestion, updating
it to the present day if you like - the more imaginative the better!).
Mail your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
by March 23rd.
Thanks to the unprecedented number of people who entered the Idlewild
competition, the lucky winner was Marta S of Poland.