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."
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.
Keine Fragen bleiben offen. Hier erfahren Sie die ganze Geschichte: Von ihrem furiosen Debüt 1974 im CBGBs-Club der Wiege des New York Punk, über die klassischen Alben bis hin zu ihren gewaltigen Live-Auftritten - mehr als zwei Jahrzehnte durchlebten die Ramones die Höhen und Tiefen einer Karriere wie aus dem Bilderbuch des Rock'n'Roll. Sie revolutionierten die Rockmusik, waren maßgebliche Vorbilder des britischen Punk, bereiteten den Weg fur Hardcore, Grunge und Speed Metal und beeinflussten zahllose Bands nach ihnen - von den Sex Pistols bis hin zu Soundgarden. Musiker, Mitstreiter, Manager, Produzenten, Publizisten, Punks, Freundinnen, Fans und Szenegänger: Sie alle kommen hier zu Wort und tragenihren Teil dazu bei, die Geschichte einer der faszinierendsten Bands in der Geschichte des Punk lebendig werden zu lassen. Vergebliches Hoffen auf den kommerziellen Durchbruch, Drogenexzesse, bandinterne Streitigkeiten, gnadenlose Tourneen, sexuelle Ausschweifungen, Nazi-Anschuldigungen und noch mehr Tourneen machten sie zur Legende.
Eine kurze Geschichte der besten Band der Welt & 20 ihrer größten Songs
Author: Heiko Fengels
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Gefragt nach der größten Rock 'n' Roll Band der Welt werden die meisten antworten: "The Rolling Stones". Nein. Die Stones mögen die älteste Rock 'n' Roll Band sein, aber die größten sind für viele Musikfans The Ramones. Tatsächlich hat niemand vor und nach ihnen die Musikszene so nachhaltig verändert wie diese vier Jungs aus New York, die 1974 beschlossen, eine Band zu gründen um die Musik zu machen, die sie selber gern hören wollten. Die Ramones reduzierten die Rockmusik wieder auf Gitarre, Bass Drums und Vocals. Wenige Akkorde, keine Soli, eine schlichte, aber eingängige Melodie, simple Texte, das ganze extrem beschleunigt, das war neu und klang revolutionär. Niemals hatten sie einen echten Hit. Und doch ist Ihr Einfluss auf die Rockmusik heute, Jahre nach ihrer Auflösung, nach dem Tod aller Gründungsmitglieder, noch größer als zu ihrer eigenen Zeit. Sie haben Maßstäbe gesetzt. Der Rolling Stone führt sie auf Platz 26 der "Greatest Artists". Fast jeder kennt sie, Millionen in aller Welt kopieren bis heute ihren Look und tragen ihre Bandshirts. Warum ist das so? Hier ist nachzulesen, was die Ramones so besonders machte, zudem werden 20 ihrer besten Songs vorgestellt und ins Deutsche übersetzt.
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.
“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.
The Ramones were the hard-hitting New York punk band that erupted in nervy 1974 when a serial killer terrorised the city and civic bankruptcy loomed. From their beginnings in Queens and the burgeoning punk scene at CBGB’s, through the excitement of their first album, a brush with Phil Spector and more than two thousand concerts over a 22 year period, The Ramones always were a force to be reckoned with. This is their full story told in dramatic graphic style: the in-fighting, the deaths of three founding members, their influence on British bands like The Sex Pistols and The Clash, the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and finally a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
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
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!
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.
Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music. Here he provides a history of alt-rock pioneers The Ramones. This look at the band -- "Four Leather Jackets, Two Chords and an Attitude" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.
(Guitar Play-Along). The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the audio to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. 8 songs: Beat on the Brat * Blitzkrieg Bop * California Sun * I Wanna Be Sedated * My Brain Is Hanging Upside down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) * Pet Sematary * Sheena Is a Punk Rocker * Teenage Lobotomy.
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
'Enlightening' - Stephen King THE FINAL WORD ON THE GENIUS AND MISCHIEF OF THE RAMONES, TOLD BY THE MAN WHO KEPT THE BEAT – AND LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT. When punk rock reared its spiky head in the early seventies, Marc Bell had the best seat in the house. Already a young veteran of the prototype American metal band Dust, Bell took residence in artistic, seedy Lower Manhattan, where he played drums in bands that would shape rock music for decades to come, including Wayne County, who pioneered transsexual rock, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids, who directly inspired the entire early British punk scene. If punk has royalty, Marc became part of it in 1978 when he was anointed 'Marky Ramone' by Johnny, Joey, and Dee Dee of the iconoclastic Ramones. The band of tough misfits were a natural fit for Marky, who dressed punk before there was punk, and who brought with him his 'blitzkrieg' style of drumming, as well as the studio and stage experience the group needed to solidify its line-up. Together, they would change the world. From the cult film Rock 'n' Roll High School to 'I Wanna Be Sedated' to Marky's own struggles, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg is an authentic, unflinching, and always honest look at the people who reinvented rock music. And not a moment too soon.