Vicious: The Art of Dying Young
Sid Vicious lived the quintessential punk life - fast, furious, out of control and over far too quickly. Over 30 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 The Art of Dying Young Mark , Paytress offers fresh insights into the life and legend that was Sid. Though 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.
by : Mark Paytress