As rock music headed towards its half century and a comfortable middle age, many of its original ingredients had become sanitized beyond recognition or outlawed by the march of time and circumstance. Sex was blighted by AIDS, drugs were blighted by crack addiction and even rock'n'roll itself was blighted by big business. But rock wasn't always about pleasing the corporate sponsors or creating the right image on video in order to ensure heavy rotation on MTV. In the bad old days anything could happen, and this is what Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll is all about.
The two original volumes published in 1985 and 1988 were combined into one book, featuring Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Debbie Harry, Paul McCartney, Siouxsie, Mick Jagger and many many more.