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Title:
Punk rock blitzkrieg : my life as a Ramone
Author:
Ramone, Marky, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
Physical Description:
viii, 403 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (color; black and white) ; 24 cm
Summary:
"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"--
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9781451687750

9781451687781
Format :
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Summary

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.


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Booklist Review

How would rock history have changed if Marc Bell had nailed his audition for the New York Dolls? Well, he could have been the drummer for three of the most influential New York bands of the 1970s, instead of merely two. After a short, turbulent stint with Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Bell replaced Tommy Ramone, changed his stage name to Marky Ramone, and started playing the Cretin Hop with possibly the most instantly recognizable rock band ever. Things, of course, were more complicated than the cartoonish image the Ramones presented to the world. Fans of punk and new wave will be fascinated by details of singer Joey's crippling OCD, guitarist Johnny's miserly conservatism, and bassist DeeDee's enthusiastic drug addiction. Still, despite growing personal discord, for many years the Ramones functioned as an almost comically well-oiled machine, right down to the assigned seating in the van. While many transitions and historical summaries display obvious plastering by coauthor Herschlag, pinheads, cretins, and other true fans will shout Hey! Ho! Let's go! and bop on.--Graff, Keir Copyright 2014 Booklist


Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
1 The Beat of a Different Drump. 7
2 From Dust...p. 27
3 ...To Dustp. 47
4 The Dust Settlesp. 63
5 Punk, Pain, and Waynep. 81
6 Hell's Kitchenp. 95
7 London Callingp. 111
8 Hey Ho, let's Go!p. 125
9 A Long Way Back to Germanyp. 143
10 We're Not Students-We're Ramonesp. 159
11 Wall of Soundp. 183
12 Trickle-Down Economicsp. 205
13 Put Me in a Wheelchair, Get Me on a Planep. 223
14 The M&M Boysp. 247
15 Up in Flamesp. 263
16 Dog Daysp. 277
17 Road from Ruinp. 297
18 King for a Dayp. 313
19 Punk Goes Popp. 333
20 Hello, We Must Be Goingp. 347
21 A Wonderful Worldp. 363
Acknowledgmentsp. 389
Indexp. 391

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