Young Flesh Required : Growing Up with the Sex Pistols, Paperback

Young Flesh Required : Growing Up with the Sex Pistols Paperback


Alan G. Parker and Mick O'Shea have spent much of their adult lives following the Sex Pistols and their names are almost synonymous with them.

Both have previously written bestselling books on the subject and Alan has also directed the critically acclaimed film Who Killed Nancy.

Young Flesh Required brings together extensive research, exclusive interviews and personal reflections to tell the stories behind the newspaper headlines and get to the heart of the band. Alan and Mick's contact books read like a Who's Who of Punk Rock and here you will find first-hand accounts from Glen Matlock and Malcolm McLaren, behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Roadent (who jumped ship as roadie for the Clash to work for the Sex Pistols) and interviews with contemporaries such as Captain Sensible, various Buzzcocks and many more. Young Flesh Required charts not only the formation, early years and break-up of the group but also their numerous reunion gigs, right up to the present day doings of the band members.

There are many rare and previously unseen photographs, along with images of hard-to-find memorabilia, making this a unique and fascinating book. The Sex Pistols were the 'young flesh' that Malcolm McLaren required to satisfy his artistic and financial ambitions.

Here is their real story.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 322 pages, 8
  • Publisher: Soundcheck Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Punk, New Wave & Indie
  • ISBN: 9780956642011



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