WorldCat Identities

Lydon, John 1956-

Overview
Works: 104 works in 230 publications in 5 languages and 3,261 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  History  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Rock films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Composer, Performer, Actor, Interviewee, Singer, Other, Contributor
Classifications: ML420.R884, 782.42166092
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by John Lydon
Punk : chaos to couture by Andrew Bolton( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its origins in the 1970s, punk has had an explosive influence on fashion. With its eclectic mixing of stylistic references, punk effectively introduced the postmodern concept of bricolage to the elevated precincts of haute couture and directional ready-to-wear. As a style, punk is about chaos, anarchy, and rebellion. Drawing on provocative sexual and political imagery, punks made fashion overtly hostile and threatening. This aesthetic of violence - even of cruelty - was intrinsic to the clothes themselves, which were often customized with rips, tears, and slashes, as well as studs, spikes, zippers, D-Rings, safety pins, and razor blades, among other things. This extraordinary publication examines the impact of punk's aesthetic of brutality on high fashion, focusing on its do-it-yourself, rip-it-to-shreds ethos, the antithesis of couture's made-to-measure exactitude. Indeed, punk's democracy stands in opposition to fashion's autocracy. Yet, as this book reveals, even haute couture has readily appropriated the visual and symbolic language of punk, replacing beads with studs, paillettes with safety pins, and feathers with razor blades in an attempt to capture the style's rebellious energy. Focusing on high fashion's embrace of punk's aesthetic vocabulary, this book reveals how designers have looked to the quintessential anti-establishment style to originate new ideals of beauty and fashionability
Beware of Mr. Baker by Jay Bulger( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary about the ailing-yet-ferocious Ginger Baker, the brilliant and wildly self-destructive drummer for Cream and Blind Faith. An almost impossible man to be around, he allows the director unprecedented access--even if he strikes him violently on the nose with his cane on the final day of filming
Rotten : no Irish, no Blacks, no dogs : the authorized autobiography, Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols by John Lydon( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much has been written about the Sex Pistols. Much of it has either been sensationalism or journalistic psychobabble. The rest has been mere spite. This book is as close to the truth as one can get ... This means contradictions and insults have not been edited, and neither have the compliments, if any. I have no time for lies or fantasy, and neither should you. Enjoy or die." So writes author John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, in his introduction to the book Rotten, an oral history of punk: angry, honest, and crackling with energy
Rotten : no Irish, no Blacks, no dogs by John Lydon( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punk's original angry young man and leader of the Sex Pistols finally tells his side of the story in this blunt and poignant autobiography. As the most notorious face of the era--Johnny Rotten--Lydon now tells the real story with contributions from Chrissie Hynde, Billy Idol, and others who were there in the late 70s era that changed youth forever
Super duper Alice Cooper by Alice Cooper( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Vincent Furnier, the preacher's son who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as Alice Cooper, the most outrageous rock star of his generation"--Container
Never mind the bollocks here's the Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols (Musical group)( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film tells the story, song by song, of the making of the Sex Pistols' only studio album, "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols." Interviews with band members, their manager, producers, and graphic designer, as well as journalists and technicians present unique insights on the band as musicians. Along with concert footage, home movie footage, promotional videos, and early demo recordings, this film examines the music of the Sex Pistols, as opposed to their place in the social, economic, political, or cultural history of Britain. The Sex Pistols created something that, despite countless imitators, remains a phenomenon unprecedented in the annals of rock music
Corrupt( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intense psychological thriller that finds a NYC policeman obsessed with administering his own form of justice against an admitted cop-killer. The cop is mysteriously confronted by a sociopathic punk who has witnessed his extreme methods of law enforcement. The sociopath, in a twisted form of street morality, engages the officer in a session of paranoid psychotherapy, if only to prove that life on the street can end up preying on those who are employed to ensure its safety
Rotten : no Irish, no blacks, no dogs : the authorised autobiography, Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols by John Lydon( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de zanger van de legendarische Britse punkgroep The Sex Pistols, gelardeerd met commentaren en herinneringen van tijdgenoten uit de Londense punkscene rond 1976
Strike force ; Corrupt( Visual )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strike Force: In New York, a law enforcement agency is created to smash organized crime and an intricate drug scheme
Anger is an energy : my life uncensored by John Lydon( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lydon has remained a compelling and dynamic figure - both as a musician and as a cultural commentator. This is a fresh and mature look back on a life full of incident from his beginnings as a sickly child of immigrant Irish parents who grew up in post-war London, to his present status as a vibrant, alternative national hero
Psycho's path by Johnny Rotten( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Album by Public Image Ltd( Recording )

8 editions published in 1986 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rage est mon énergie : mémoires by John Lydon( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celluloid( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anger is an Energy : mein Leben unzensiert by Johnny Rotten( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest Hits: Punk and New Wave( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrupt lieutenant : gambler, thief, junkie, killer-- cop!( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keitel plays Fred O'Connor a dysfunctional police officer who co-owns a secret luxury bachelor pad with his partner, bought with dirty money. The city is going through a series of cop killings and paranoia is rampant, though O'Connor doesn't really seem all that concerned at first. He becomes a little jumpy when he finds himself being stalked by a mysterious weirdo (John Lydon, yes Johnny Rotten of Sex Pistols infamy), and positively freaks out when he turns up on his doorstep claiming to be the cop killer. O'Connor doesn't believe him but is panicked all the same, as his whole secret life is at risk of being revealed, so he does the logical thing - he keeps him prisoner
La ira es energia by John Lydon( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lydon irrumpió como un pirómano en los plácidos escenarios de los años setenta disparando las letras de los Sex Pistols bajo el nombre de Johnny Rotten. Fue una conmoción y el arranque de una insurgencia que aún atiza el fuego de la música popular cuando vienen los bomberos a aguarnos la fiesta. Repartió leña a diestro y siniestro, profanó los templos sagrados y escupió a la cara de todas las devociones: ni Dios ni la patria ni el rey (o la reina) se libraron de aquellos estacazos. Ningún biempensante salió ileso. Después cambió de grupo y precisó el tiro, pero la ira nunca ha dejado de ser el combustible que alimenta todos sus incendios. Ahora, cuarenta años después, empuña el teclado y vuelve a la carga para rematar la escabechina. Y vuelven a caer las cabezas de muchos títeres que parecían intocables. Porque en este libro también le ajusta las cuentas a su pintoresca generación. Si amigos como Sid Vicious acaban bien parados a pesar de sus delitos y chaladuras, a Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren y toda la curia de la sublevación almidonada les dinamita el púlpito sin contemplaciones. La gran víctima, no obstante, es la beatería del punkismo reglamentario y fetichista que lo convirtió en santo de una fe empalagosa. John Lydon baja aquí de los altares decidido a no pactar con nadie. Ni siquiera con su propio mito
Johnny Rotten : no Irish, no blacks, no dogs ; die autorisierte Autobiographie ; [mein Leben mit den Sex Pistols]( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex pistols : Rotten par Lydon by John Lydon( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.02 for John Lydon ... to 1.00 for Rotten : n ...)

Rotten : no Irish, no Blacks, no dogs
Covers
Rotten : no Irish, no blacks, no dogs : the authorised autobiography, Johnny Rotten of the Sex PistolsRotten : no Irish, no Blacks, no dogs : the authorized autobiography, Johnny Rotten of the Sex PistolsVicious : the art of dying youngJohn Lydon : PiL, Pistols and anti-celebrityMetal box : stories from John Lydon's Public Image LimitedRotten : no Irish, no blacks, no dogs : the authorised autobiography, Johnny Rotten of the Sex PistolsRotten : no Irish, no blacks, no dogs : the authorized autobiography of Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols
Alternative Names

controlled identityRotten, Johnny, 1956-

John Joseph Lydon

John Lydon

John Lydon angla muzikisto

John Lydon angol énekes-dalszerző, a Sex Pistols punkegyüttes énekese

John Lydon britischer Musiker und ehemaliger Sänger der Punkband Sex Pistols

John Lydon britisk sanger

John Lydon Brits televisiepresentator

John Lydon brittisk sångare

John Lydon cantante britannico

John Lydon chanteur britannique

John Lydon English singer, songwriter, and musician

John Lydon pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

John Lydon wokalista angielski (Sex Pistols), pseud. Johnny Rotten

Johnny Rotten

Johnny 'Rotten' Lydon

Ludon, John 1956-

Lydon, .. 1956-

Lydon, John.

Lydon, John 1956-

Lydon, John Joseph

Lydon, John Joseph 1956-

Lydon, Johnny.

Lydon Johnny 1956-....

Lydonas Johnas

Rotten Johnny

Rotten Johnny 1956-....

Rottenas Johnny's

Джон Лайдон британський рок-музикант, фронтмен і основний автор пісень панк-групи «Sex Pistols» (1975-1978), а пізніше «Public Image Ltd»

Джон Лайдън

Лайдон, Джон британский рок-музыкант, фронтмен и основной автор песен панк-группы Sex Pistols

Ջոն Լայդոն

ג'ון ליידון

جان لایدن خواننده بریتانیایی

جون ليدون

จอห์น ไลดอน

라이든, 존 1956-

로턴, 조니 1956-

존 라이든

ジョン・ライドン

ライドン, ジョン

约翰·莱顿

约翰·里顿

Languages
English (105)

German (4)

French (4)

Korean (3)

Spanish (2)