Topic: Steve Jones - Lonely Boy
One of the most honest books I have ever read. How do I know he`s honest, he admits he has been a right cunt. From shagging his mates girlfriends, to being a peeping Tom and an out and out thief.
His childhood is very dark and is one of abandonment and sexual abuse, to being taken in by Westwood and McLaren, forming the Pistols with his school mate Paul Cooke and ending up a heroin addict, an addict to everything in fact, sex, weed and booze.
Unlike Albertine (who he once offered to go down on when she didn`t want to blow him) he didn`t have a lot of time for Sid Vicious, who he claims couldn`t play and was so bad, Jones played both lead guitar and bass on The Bollocks, although Sid had hepatitis and was in hospital, the only album track he appears on is Bodies and even then Jones also played on it.
His visit to Rio for the Biggs episode is covered as is his new life in the US which was far from plain sailing.
Even today he finds Lydon very hard work and I have to say this book had me watch the Grundy interview again on Youtube as well as look up the US porn star Ginger who gave him a blow job in the toilets in Rehab.
Might not be a classy read, but well worth it.