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Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones

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Publisher Comments:

Lobotomy is the most lurid and unlikely temperance tract yet from the underbelly of rock 'n' roll. On a wild roller-coaster ride from his fucked-up childhood in Berlin and Munich to his lonely, methadone-quaffing stay at a cheap hotel in Earl's Court and newfound peace on the straight and narrow, Dee Dee Ramone catapults us into the raw world of sex, addiction, and two-minute songs. It isn't pretty. With the velocity of a Ramones song, Lobotomy rockets through headlining days at CBGB's to the breakup of the Ramones' happy family with an unrelenting backbeat of hate and squalor: His girlfriend ODs; running buddy Johnny Thunders strals his ode to heroin, "Chinese Rocks;&auot; Sid Vicious shoots up using toilet water; and a pistol-wielding Phil Spector hold the band hostage in Beverly Hills. Hey! Ho! Let's Go!

Review:

"This is the true, pathetic, awesome voice of the Ramones." Paul Sutcliffe, Q

Review:

"[Lobotomy] is like a Richard Price novel: full of delinquency, violence, addiction, brutality, and ear-splitting rock 'n' roll." Scott Rowley, The Band

Review:

"There's no one in a better position to write a definitive work on the New York punk scene....[Lobotomy] is a compelling, raw nerve rampage through the frazzled brain of one of rock's most tragic heroes." Ian Fortnam, Vox

Review:

"Kerouac he ain't, but Dee Dee's style has a certain rough-hewn charm, and his story — knee deep in sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll — is too incident-packed to be anything less than gripping." James McNair, Mojo Filter

Review:

"To describe them as a haphazard, hazily recalled series of mostly gory episodes is more than fair, but to thousands of fans they will take on higher meaning, as this is the only Ramones story by a Ramone." Library Journal

Review:

"[Lobotomy] is the quintessential punk-rock survival story...drug addled lows, gig-fueled highs, and financial woe induced bitterness." Dennis Cooper, Art & Culture

Synopsis:

Highlighted by 50 b&w photos, Dee Dee Ramone takes fans down into the Ramones' world of sex, drugs, and more drugs, and rock 'n' roll. It isn't pretty, but it's all true.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560252528
Subtitle:
Surviving the Ramones
With:
Kofman, Veronica
With:
Kofman, Veronica
Author:
Kofman, Veronica
Author:
Ramone, Dee Dee
Author:
McNeil, Legs
With:
Kofman, Veronica
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Punk
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Punk rock music
Subject:
Alternative
Subject:
Ramones (Musical group)
Subject:
Punk rock musicians
Subject:
Alternative & Indie
Subject:
Rap
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
99-367A (Paper copy)
Publication Date:
20000928
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 BandW photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12.8 oz

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Product details 256 pages Thunder's Mouth Press - English 9781560252528 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is the true, pathetic, awesome voice of the Ramones."
"Review" by , "[Lobotomy] is like a Richard Price novel: full of delinquency, violence, addiction, brutality, and ear-splitting rock 'n' roll."
"Review" by , "There's no one in a better position to write a definitive work on the New York punk scene....[Lobotomy] is a compelling, raw nerve rampage through the frazzled brain of one of rock's most tragic heroes."
"Review" by , "Kerouac he ain't, but Dee Dee's style has a certain rough-hewn charm, and his story — knee deep in sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll — is too incident-packed to be anything less than gripping."
"Review" by , "To describe them as a haphazard, hazily recalled series of mostly gory episodes is more than fair, but to thousands of fans they will take on higher meaning, as this is the only Ramones story by a Ramone."
"Review" by , "[Lobotomy] is the quintessential punk-rock survival story...drug addled lows, gig-fueled highs, and financial woe induced bitterness."
"Synopsis" by , Highlighted by 50 b&w photos, Dee Dee Ramone takes fans down into the Ramones' world of sex, drugs, and more drugs, and rock 'n' roll. It isn't pretty, but it's all true.
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