Author(s): Everett True
The media furore that followed the deaths of Joey Ramone in the summer of 2000, Dee Dee Ramone in June 2002 and Johnny Ramone in September 2004, provided ample evidence of the high regard that this band was held in by fans and critics.Once regarded as a joke, their music little more than an adrenaline rush of one-minute, five-second noise, The Ramones have come to be regarded as having influenced almost every star-struck guitarist who knew just three chords and wanted to write a song.
"'...provides a fascinating insight into the boredom, ambition, conflicts and genius behind one of the best bands ever.' Total Guitar Magazine"
Everett True is a former Assistant Editor at Melody Maker and editor of Vox who has written the definitive account of grunge, Live Through This. He currently lives in Brighton where he edits his own music magazine Careless Talk Costs Lives. His favourite Ramones album is It's Alive.