Mick O’Shea’s ‘Anarchy in the UK’ is a partially fictionalised account of The Sex Pistols ill-fated 1978 British tour of the same name. Mick is the perfect person to tell this intriguing story, he has the wit, humour and imagination to visualise and express the aspects of the band’s lifestyles and antics that he was not personally privy to and, as we’re talking about arguably the most controversial and outrageous rock band of all time, there’s a fair bit for him to visualise and express.
‘Anarchy in the UK’ is clever, gritty, fast moving and, at times; very, very funny. It makes you feel as though you’re right there on that legendary tour bus with Johnny, Sid et al. It is a must have for any dodgy ol’ punk or, for that matter, anybody with a healthy interest in a nice, juicy bit of rock n’ roll debauchery.