Mr Rotten’s Scrapbook, 2010
John Lydon: Mr Rotten’s Scrapbook
Concert Live, December 2010
750 copies only. Strictly Limited edition bespoke hardback
Published in December 2010 in conjunction with www.concertlive.co.uk ‘Mr Rotten’s Scrapbook’ was limited to just 750 copies worldwide and is now completely sold-out.
John Lydon’s second book – following 1993’s Rotten No Irish No Blacks No Dogs – released as a strictly limited edition bespoke hardback of just 750 copies. The large format ‘coffee table’ style photographic book (14” x 14” with over 250 colour pages) contains countless unseen images of his life, career and includes handwritten commentary and quotes; as well as being personally hand-signed and doodled by John Lydon.
A 12″ picture disc featuring PiL material recorded live at Brixton Academy on December 21st 2009 – as well as spoken-word entries and “Nursery Rhymes” by John Lydon – is hand built into the back cover of each book. There was also the chance of a “Golden Ticket” that would enable 100 lucky recipients to webchat with John Lydon.
With chapters on Roots, Sex Pistols, Life, Screen, Public Image Ltd. Mr Rotten’s Scrapbook is an exciting and intimate journey through John Lydon’s life, from inception to present day, in high quality pictures with personal commentary. The book also includes previously unseen John Lydon paintings and artwork.
The book is an unique snapshot of John Lydon’s life (and head – its his skull x-ray on the cover). Virtually all text has been handwritten and the whole book was lovingly and painstakingly put together under John’s direction.