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Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone

by Johnny Ramone

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The late Johnny Ramone in his own words with lots of great photos, Johnny's top ten lists, and his personal assessments of each Ramones record. A genuine punk was he. Raw, honest, crazy, fast and funny, kinda like a Ramones record. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Be prepared for a rock biography like none you've read before. Apparently Johnny didn't get into rock and roll for sex and drugs but because he needed a job. This book is very frank and workman like. If you're expecting in depth details like say the Keith Richards biography, its not here. Johnny glosses over the bands history while offering his opinion on a multitude of subjects. An opinion that is always entertaining. A thoroughly entertaining read. ( )
  norinrad10 | Apr 11, 2012 |
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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

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:57:14 -0400)

Johnny Ramone, born John Cummings, was a founding member of the Ramones, one of the most influential bands of all time.

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