Poison Heart: Surviving the Ramones (Music)

3.84 avg rating
( 1,519 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780946719198: Poison Heart: Surviving the Ramones (Music)

Poison Heart is Dee Dee Ramone's perspective on 15 years of touring with the band. It is a harrowing tale, both tragic and comic, littered with many of the colorful characters who made up the New York punk scene.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Booklist:

The Ramones were America's first commercially successful punk band, and Dee Dee Ramone's book is like the Ramones' music: fast, to the point, and gloriously superficial. The Ramones' superficiality was not, however, hypocritical, and this book is a celebration of surface as substance. Dee Dee's verbal style is rudimentary, but the details he provides on the inner workings of the band that gave us "Blitzkrieg Bop" are going to be appreciated by fans and obsessives, anyway, and the tidbits of inside dirt on band members will be, too. It is at least interesting, for instance, that Johnny Ramone was a Reaganaut who objected to the song title "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg," so that the band subsequently called it "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down" on the album Animal Boy. Dee Dee and Joey fought for the original title to appear on the single, though, and "for once we won," Dee Dee reports--so this little romp is inspirational as well as informative! Mike Tribby

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dee Dee Ramone
Published by Firefly Publishing (1998)
ISBN 10: 0946719195 ISBN 13: 9780946719198
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Firefly Publishing, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0946719195

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
33.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.66
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ramone, Dee Dee
Published by Firefly Publishing (1998)
ISBN 10: 0946719195 ISBN 13: 9780946719198
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Firefly Publishing, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110946719195

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
43.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.47
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds