Mick O'Shea

Mick O'Shea is 56 years-old. He was born and raised in Accrington, Lancashire, before making the move south in 2008, and now lives in Surrey. He spent ten years working in the finance industry before making the switch from numbers to letters on a full-time basis in 2008. Mick started out penning articles for magazines such as Amped, Wired and Record Collector, before attempting his first manuscript, Only Anarchists Are Pretty, a semi-biographical account of the early days of the Sex Pistols (Published by Helter Skelter in October 2004). Anarchy In The UK (the sequel to Only Anarchists Are Pretty) was published in February 2018.


‘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.


“Try reading this guys n gals.For those of us who are not millenials,Generation X or Baby Boomers. But the children of the Filth and The Fury. At time of my life when I often forget why I walked into a room a few pages into this & I am sent spinning back to a time of seedy pubs,badly lit cellars, Billy Whizz come downs all accompanied by a soundtrack that you just knew your parents & siblings would hate.The teenage years of Top of the Pops dragged kicking & screaming to a long drawn out death one night as I listened to the Pistols on John Peel.No gentle trip down memory lane this….Put a safety pin through your nose,dig out your bondage trousers , Put some Pistols on the turntable ( remember turntables ?) ,Open to page 1 an DO NOT tune in, turn on, and drop out". 

- Pete Roche.