My Amazing Adventures with the Sex Pistols by Dave Goodman
The Sex Pistols exploded onto the UK music scene in 1976, their album Never Mind the Bollocks precipitating the punk rock movement and inspiring countless acts which followed. The man who was there right from the beginning as their sound engineer was Dave Goodman. This is the story of the time he spent with the band – on the road, in the studio and behind the scenes as live sound engineer, tour manager, record producer and mate.
A hilarious account of their chaotic, anarchic rise, capturing the personalities of each band member and the characters who surrounded them. With a foreword from manager Malcolm McLaren and an introduction by Phil Goodman, musical journalist, editor and noted punk insider, this book brings the famous story to vivid life – a bulletin from right inside the tour bus.
Dave Goodman was born in London in 1951. He met the Sex Pistols when he provided a PA system and sound engineering for one of their early gigs and was blown away by their energy and attitude. He went on to work as their live sound engineer and also recorded and produced tracks which appeared on their first three records. He continued working as a producer and musician before moving to Malta in order to work on his own projects, including completing his memoir.