Surviving the Ramones

Ramone, Dee Dee

Book - 2000
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Perseus Publishing
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!

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thunder's Mouth Press, c2000
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 1560252529
Branch Call Number: B Ramone
Characteristics: xii, 288 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kofman, Veronica
Alternate Title: Surviving the Ramones


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You want a true rock n' roll cautionary tale? Here you have an unrelenting memoir of sex, drugs and two minute songs by a man who saw it all from nights at CBGB's to the breakup of the Ramones' happy family, his girlfriend ODs, Sid Vicious shoots up using toilet water; and a pistol-wielding Phil ... Read More »

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Nov 26, 2013
  • drofdeb rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is the most depressing book I have ever read...Dee Dee's life was a mess.


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