Lobotomy

Lobotomy

Surviving the Ramones

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!
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Genre: Nonfiction / Music / Genres & Styles / Punk

On Sale: March 1st 2016

Price: $11.99

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780306824999

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Praise


Waterbury Republican-American, 6/19/16
“Dee Dee's memoir is alternately funny and sad and well worth revisiting to get a real feel for the darker side of the punk rock legacy.”

SLUG , 6/29/16
“A perfect glimpse into the life of the controversial bassist.”

Punk Globe, 7/31/16
“[Dee Dee's] recollections are essential and entertaining.”