Mark Paytress: Vicious - The Art Of Dying Young


Publisher: Bobcat Books
Author: Mark Paytress
Format: Books | Biography
Sid Vicious lived the quintessential punk life – fast, furious, out of control and over far too quickly. Twenty-five years after his death, Vicious, perhaps more than any other rock icon, remains a figure of heated debate, a man both loved and loathed, sometimes simultaneously. What is it that continues to fascinate us about this Sex Pistol from south London?

In Vicious - The Art Of Dying Young Mark Paytress offers fresh insight into the life and legend that was Sid. Through in-depth interviews with many of Sid’s contemporaries and close friends, as well as extensive research into the London punk era, Paytress paints a stark but humane portrait of a young man at once cursed and blessed, amazing and pathetic. From his early years in art school in Hackney to his last drug-soaked days in New York, readers get the whole Sid story. And it's one you won't soon forget.

Mark Paytress is a rock journalist and author of several books, including the definitive biographies on Siouxsie And The Banshees and Marc Bolan. He contributes regularly to MOJO magazine and pop culture-related radio shows. He lives in London.
ISBN: 9781849382502
Published on: 24 February 2010
No of pages: 232
Language: English
Catalogue No: BOB10208R

    Musicroom Reviews

    Over the years I have read many books on the Sex Pistols. Having also read many of Omnibus Press' music biog catalogue this is in my top faves. If you are intrigued with Vicious' life, character and his legacy it's a winner - I found this a page turner :) CH
    Anonymous - ()