12 Days on the Road

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In the mid-seventies, the Sex Pistols, the most controversial rock-and-roll band ever, erupted out of London, offending everyone from members of Parliament to the rock establishment it sought to unseat. With its raw, anarchic sounds, aura of sex and violence, outrageous behavior, and concerts that frequently degenerated into near-riots, the band changed the rules of rock-and-roll forever. Add to that the early death of band member Sid Vicious, by heroin overdose, and you have ...

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In the mid-seventies, the Sex Pistols, the most controversial rock-and-roll band ever, erupted out of London, offending everyone from members of Parliament to the rock establishment it sought to unseat. With its raw, anarchic sounds, aura of sex and violence, outrageous behavior, and concerts that frequently degenerated into near-riots, the band changed the rules of rock-and-roll forever. Add to that the early death of band member Sid Vicious, by heroin overdose, and you have all the ingredients for a legend.

In January 1978, the Sex Pistols came to the United States for a twelve-day tour, mostly of cities in the Deep South. 12 Days on the Road is an extraordinary moment-by-moment re-creation of that wild adventure by Noel E. Monk, the Sex Pistols' American tour manager, and veteran journalist Jimmy Guterman. Here is a sensational, "explosive chapter in the history of rock" (Booklist) that is also "a touching and improbable tale of innocence and exploitation" (Kirkus Reviews).

In January 1979 the Sex Pistols, probably the most controversial rock band ever, erupted into America for a twelve-day tour of the Deep South. 12 Days on the Road is the extraordinary moment-by-moment recreation of that wild adventure by journalist Jimmy Gutterman and the tour's manager Noel Monk. 32 pages of duotone photographs.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780688112745
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/1992
  • Edition description: 1st Quill ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2000

    PHENOMENAL !!

    12 Days on the Road is EASILY the best written tour document ever. You feel the tension, enjoy the fun, smell the smells (not all of them pleasant) and find yourself hating and loving the cast. Also, the first portion contains a brief history of the group. However, It is the week and a half long American tour that cemented the Sex Pistols' place in rock history, as well as ultimately destroyed them as a band. An enjoyable read, full of humor and anger. Like any good book, you feel like you are there. Any music fan would enjoy this, not just Sex Pistols fans. Be prepared however, for a no-holds-barred account in every sense of the word.

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