El Sid by David Dalton
Saint Vicious

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A sympathetic but unblinking look at Sid Vicious, the infamous late member of the Sex Pistols, argues that Sid Vicious--a mindlessly violent, nihilistic, and self-destructive young man--became the perfect rock 'n' roll icon. 40,000 first printing."

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Peggy Lipton has most recently appeared onstage in "The Guys" and "The Vagina Monologues" and on television in "Alias" and the WB's "Popular," She lives in New York and Los Angeles. This is her first book. David Dalton has written a number of books, including "Piece of My Heart: A Portrait of Janis Joplin" and "Faithfull: An Autobiography," Coco Pekelis Dalton is the author of "Everything I Know I Learned on Acid." The Daltons live in upstate New York.
Published July 1, 1997 by St Martins Pr. 223 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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While Dalton (who has written biographies of Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and other pop cult figures) does a fine job of showing how the disparate personalities of McClaren, Lydon, and Sid played off one another, with Lydon being too smart to fall into the trap that killed Sid, the author relies t...

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Dalton's aim is not so much to write a biography as to capture the punk milieu and to parse Vicious's larger-than-life persona;

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