The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle (inspired by the film): A novel. The SEX PISTOLS, Michael MOORCOCK.
The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle (inspired by the film): A novel.


The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle (inspired by the film): A novel.

London: Virgin Books Ltd., 1980. First edition. Tabloid newspaper format, designed by Pearce Marchbank. Photo-illustrated. "The newspaper of the book of the novel of the film of the record of the Sex Pistols".

Moorcock later gave this account: "Maxim Jakubowski was boss of Virgin Books in 1980 when, as a result of various complications, I was broke. 'What d'you think of the Sex Pistols ?' Maxim asked me as he tossed aside The Entropy Tango he was rejecting. 'Not a lot,' I said, made cynical by recent argie bargie. 'We'll pay you handsomely to do the book of The Great Rock and Roll Swindle in ten days, to be published as a newspaper to be given away free in the theatres where it's playing.' 'How handsomely?' I asked. 'Very handsomely,' he said, naming a figure. 'Rule Brittania!' I said and wrote a chapter a day over the next ten days while a lover/ex-lover alternately took overdoses or came at me with a kitchen knife and [...] watched the tape of the movie which was not allowed to leave my hands and pirates, getting wind of the event, sent me massive bribes to 'mislay' the tapes for a couple of hours. But my main reason was to stand up a bit for Glen Matlock, tone down Malcolm's self-serving rhetoric and have Irene Handl play Mrs Cornelius! Pistols had become more posture than punk by then, I think, though I have to say they pulled themselves together later."

Slight wear to spine, with faint age-toning, o/w Very Good plus.