Hey Ho Let's Go: The Story of the Ramones

The Story of The Ramones

Author: Everett TRUE

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120603

Category: Music

Page: 376

View: 2895

From their 1974 debut at New York's premier punk dive, through the classic albums and blistering live sets, The Ramones cut an unforgettable swathe through two decades of pop, setting the scene for punk and hardcore with honed-down songs and ferocious 20 minute sets, but always putting the music first. Seen through the eyes of the people who were there at the time, including musicians, managers, producers, publicists and New York punk scenesters, this book shows the heroic Ramones staying faithful to their own unique musical vision right to the bitter end. This updated edition now climaxes with the sad death of guitarist Johnny Ramone.


An American Band

Author: Jim Bessman

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312093693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6797

The authorized story of an American band who shaped the history of music for generations. Today's new music-makers are looking back at the bands that broke the ground, and the Ramones are it: the original high priests of punk, the stars of rock 'n roll high school, the royal avatars of rock, raunch, and rebellion. 60 photographs and illustrations.


Surviving the Ramones

Author: Dee Dee Ramone,Veronica Kofman

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 030682499X

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 2945

Lobotomy is a lurid and unlikely temperance tract from the underbelly of rock 'n' roll. Taking readers on a wild rollercoaster ride from his crazy childhood in Berlin and Munich to his lonely methadone-soaked stay at a cheap hotel in Earl's Court and newfound peace on the straight and narrow, Dee Dee Ramone catapults readers into the raw world of sex, addiction, and two-minute songs. It isn't pretty. With the velocity of a Ramones song, Lobotomy rockets from nights at CBGB's to the breakup of the Ramones' happy family with an unrelenting backbeat of hate and squalor: his girlfriend ODs; drug buddy Johnny Thunders steals his ode to heroin, "Chinese Rock"; Sid Vicious shoots up using toilet water; and a pistol-wielding Phil Spector holds the band hostage in Beverly Hills. Hey! Ho! Let's go!

I Slept with Joey Ramone

A Family Memoir

Author: Mickey Leigh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451639864

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 5324

“A powerful story of punk-rock inspiration and a great rock bio” (Rolling Stone), now in paperback. When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable front man Joey Ramone gave voice to the disaffected youth of the seventies and eighties, and the band influenced the counterculture for decades to come. With honesty, humor, and grace, Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh, shares a fascinating, intimate look at the turbulent life of one of America’s greatest—and unlikeliest—music icons. While the music lives on for new generations to discover, I Slept with Joey Ramone is the enduring portrait of a man who struggled to find his voice and of the brother who loved him.

On The Road With The Ramones

Author: MonteA Melnick,Frank Meyer

Publisher: Bobcat Books

ISBN: 0857122231

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 8310

The Ramones' music has influenced nearly every power pop, punk, alternative, and metal band. Monte A. Melnick served as The Ramones tour manager from their early New York club days in the '70s to their farewell gigs in 1996. He was the fifth Ramone and was there through the arrests, the ODs the fights, the break-ups, the make-ups, the girlfriends, the hotels and the binges. Filled with memorabilia including photographs and interviews collected along the way, this is his view of life on the road with the band as "babysitter to psychiatrist, booking agent to travel agent, paymaster to van driver."

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

My Life as a Ramone

Author: Marky Ramone,Richard Herschlag

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451687788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 513

"The inside story behind one of the most revered bands in music history during the early days of punk rock in New York, from legendary drummer Marky Ramone. Rolling Stone ranked the Ramones at #26 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." They received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. And Marky Ramone played a major part in this success--his "blitzkrieg" style of drumming drove the sound the Ramones pioneered. Now, fans can get the inside story. Before he joined the Ramones, Marc Bell was already a name in the New York music scene. But when he joined three other tough misfits, he became Marky Ramone, and the rhythm that came to epitomize punk was born. Having outlived his bandmates, Marky is the only person who can share the secrets and stories of the Ramones' improbable rise from obtuse beginnings to induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But it wasn't all good times and hit songs, and Marky doesn't shy away from discussing his own struggles, including the addiction to alcohol that led him to be temporarily kicked out of the band. From the cult film Rock 'n' Roll High School through "I Wanna Be Sedated" through his own struggle with alcoholism, Marky Ramone sets the record straight, painting an unflinching picture of the dysfunction behind the band that changed a generation. With exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg is both a cultural history of punk and a stirring story that millions of fans have been waiting for"--


The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone

Author: Johnny Ramone

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613121814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 5596

Raised in Queens, New York, Johnny Ramone founded one of the most influential rock bands of all time, but he never strayed from his blue-collar roots and attitude. He was truly imbued with the angry-young-man spirit that would characterize his persona both on and off stage. Through it all, Johnny kept the band focused and moving forward, ultimately securing their place in music history by inventing punk rock. The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002—two years later, Johnny died of cancer, having outlived two other founding members. Revealing, inspiring, and told on his own terms, this highly designed memoir also features Johnny’s assessment of the Ramones’ albums; a number of eccentric Top Ten lists; rare historical artifacts; and scores of personal and professional photos, many of which have never before been published. Praise for Commando: “Amazing book . . . dense and throbbing with character—enough to bring this departed New York icon barking back to life.” —New York Daily News "Johnny's delightful, sadly posthumous autobiography, Commando, is just like its author—as punk as it gets." —Wall Street Journal “Ramone memoir reveals charming, grumpy punk icon.” —Reuters “There's no grand confessional to end Commando, just a nod of gratitude toward family, friends, and fans. Its characteristic succinctness rings genuine.” —Austin Chronicle

Poison Heart

Surviving the Ramones

Author: Dee Dee Ramone,Veronica Kofman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946719488

Category: Punk rock musicians

Page: 223

View: 9097

The Ramones were one of the first bands responsible for punk - wearing torn jeans, black leather jackets and playing short, loud trashy rock'n'roll songs. This is Dee Dee Ramone's harrowing tale of 15 years of life on the road with the band. A story both tragic and comic, littered with many of the colourful characters that made up the New York Punk scene. Dee Dee lived the rock'n'roll lifestyle to the full, wrote the band's best songs and Sid Vicious openly modelled himself on him. Dee Dee Ramone has recently completed a UK tour promoting his new solo album and has appeared in the high profile publications Q, NME, Melody Maker and Record Collector.

The Ramones

American Punk Rock Band

Author: Brian J. Bowe

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766032330

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 6669

"A biography of American punk rock band the Ramones"--Provided by publisher.

The Ramones' Ramones

Author: Nicholas Rombes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441183272

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 5266

What could be more punk rock than a band that never changed, a band that for decades punched out three-minute powerhouses in the style that made them famous? The Ramones' repetition and attitude inspired a genre, and Ramones set its tone. Nicholas Rombes examines punk history, with the recording of Ramones at its core, in this inspiring and thoroughly researched justification of his obsession with the album.

Blondie and the Ramones!

Debbie Harry and Joey Ramone!

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985413610


Page: 38

View: 1894

Blondie & The Ramones, illustrated colour biography.

Ramones Guitar Anthology

Guitar Personality Book

Author: Ramones,Adam Levy (transcriber.)

Publisher: Warner Bros Publications

ISBN: 9780769205946

Category: Music

Page: 72

View: 1048

Titles include: Blitzkrieg Bop * Chinese Rock * Cretin Hop * Here Today, Gone Tomorrow * I Wanna Be Sedated * I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend * I Want You Around * The KKK Took My Baby Away * Pinhead * Psycho Therapy * Rock and Roll High School * Rockaway Beach * Sheena Is a Punk Rocker and many more.

My Ramones

Author: N.A

Publisher: Reel Art Press

ISBN: 9781909526556


Page: 176

View: 8889

Danny first saw the Ramones play a 15-minute set at CBGBs in New York in 1974, and instantly offered to manage them, also setting them up with a record deal. Originally published in a rare limited edition, MY RAMONES features over 250 photographs from Danny's personal collection of one of the most loved and well-known bands from the last four decades. Danny managed the band from the ground up, accompanying them across Europe and America, while also photographing them at work, with fans and during more informal moments. Taken between 1975-1977, Danny's photographs offer a rare insight into the lives of the band on tour, backstage and recording their first album. The images are also brought alive by his accompanying commentary and memories, and recollections from Michael Stipe, Seymour Stein and David Johansen. This is a unique and special volume of a mythical time.

If You Like the Ramones...

Here Are Over 200 Bands, CDs, Films, and Other Oddities That You Will Love

Author: Peter Aaron

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 9781617134579

Category: Music

Page: 276

View: 5986

"This book draws connections between various things in pop culture (movies, films, bands, cartoon, etc.) and the Ramones, showing the mutual influence or connectedness and recommending such pop culture trends to readers."

Chelsea Horror Hotel

A Novel

Author: Dee Dee Ramone

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306825015

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 3898

Dee Dee Ramone doesn't quite know what he's getting himself into when he and his wife Barbara move into the squalid Chelsea Hotel with their dog Banfield. He spends most of his time trying to score drugs and walking Banfield, with whom he can magically communicate. Meanwhile, he can't stand his neighbors and shies away from violence, but wishes everyone were six feet under. He also thinks that the room he's staying in is the very room where his old friend Sid Vicious stabbed Nancy Spungen, and begins having nightmares of Nancy emerging from the bathroom with a knife wound. After one of his nightmares, an evil force enters his hotel room and hurls him against a wall. Dee Dee also gets involved with the transvestite lover of one of his gay fellow addicts. When his wife finds out, the two fight it out and become seriously wounded. During all this, Dee Dee is tormented by the living and dead demons that plague the hotel, along with the ghosts of his old dead punk rock friends Sid Vicious, Johnny Thunders and Stiv Bators. And that's when the Devil himself decides to join the party . . .

I Know Better Now

My Life Before, During, and After the Ramones

Author: Peter Aaron,Richie Ramone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617137105

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8036

(Book). It's 1982 and the Ramones are in a gutter-bound spiral. Following a run of inconsistent albums and deep in the throes of internal tensions, the legendary quartet is about to crash and burn. Enter Richie Ramone. Then a 26-year-old from New Jersey named Richard Reinhardt, he's snapped up by the group to be their new drummer and instantly goes from the obscurity of the underground club scene to membership in the most famous punk-rock band of all time, revitalizing the pioneering outfit with his powerful, precise, and blindingly fast beats composing classic cuts like the menacing anthem "Somebody Put Something in My Drink" and becoming the only Ramones percussionist to sing lead vocals for the group. With the Ramones, he performs over five hundred shows at venues all around the world and records three storming studio albums before abruptly quitting the band and going deep underground. To most fans, this crucial figure in the band's history has remained a mystery, his tale untold. Until now. I Know Better Now: My Life Before, During, and After the Ramones is the firsthand, four-on-the-floor account of a life in rock 'n' roll in one of its most influential acts-straight from the sticks of the man who kept the beat.

Poisoned Heart

I Married Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones Years)

Author: Vera Ramone King

Publisher: Phoenix Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781597776127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

View: 5281

Regarded as the fathers of punk, named one of Rolling Stone's Top 50 Bands of All Time, The Ramones are nothing short of legendary. Setting the U.S. music scene on fire in the 1970s and '80s, The Ramones were raw, tragic, and violentespecially the band's lead personality, Dee Dee. In POISONED HEART, Vera Ramone King pays tribute to her late husband, revealing what it was like to live with and love a heroin addict and the genius behind The Ramones. For true fans, groupies, and music-lovers everywhere, POISONED HEART is destined to become as much a classic as the man himself.


The Complete Twisted History

Author: Dick Porter

Publisher: Plexus Pub

ISBN: 9780859653268

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 466

Formed in 1974, the Ramones fashioned their style from a love of 1960s pop music, proto-punk bands, trash culture, and horror movies. Here is their entire story, from CBGB and Rock ?n' Roll High School to turbulent recording sessions, the climactic 1996 Lollapalooza tour, Dee Dee's change to horror author, and Joey's death in 2001. 50 black-and-white photographs are included in this story of the band that was as trashy as last week's garbage and as all-American as the eagle on their logo. ?If there were a Punk Rock Hall of Fame ... the Ramones would be the first inducted.” ? Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam

Why the Ramones Matter

Author: Donna Gaines

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477318739

Category: Music

Page: 168

View: 6502

The central experience of the Ramones and their music is of being an outsider, an outcast, a person who’s somehow defective, and the revolt against shame and self-loathing. The fans, argues Donna Gaines, got it right away, from their own experience of alienation at home, at school, on the streets, and from themselves. This sense of estrangement and marginality permeates everything the Ramones still offer us as artists, and as people. Why the Ramones Matter compellingly makes the case that the Ramones gave us everything; they saved rock and roll, modeled DIY ethics, and addressed our deepest collective traumas, from the personal to the historical.

The Ramones at 40

Author: Martin Popoff

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454918349

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 3003

The Ramones helped kick-start the punk movement and change rock history. Now, on the 40th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album, comes the first full-color book on the legendary band. Written by veteran music journalist Martin Popoff, "Ramones at 40" explodes with visuals and offers insightful writing, stand-alone features, and a full discography. With a foreword by Ramones bandmember C. J. Ramone, it s a must-have for every Ramones fan."