“The most original rock and roll book ever written.” –Gillian McCain, co-author (with Legs McNeil) of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.
“Frank Lord captures the wonderfully skewed essence of the Ramones as a cultural focal point that’s still being analyzed forty years after their irruption into a musical universe that they re-defined with astonishing intelligence and power, and then detonates that essence into a masterpiece–perhaps THE masterpiece–of rock and roll fiction.” -Danny Fields, first Ramones manager, photographer (My Ramones, First Third Press), associated with Jim Morrison, Iggy and the Stooges, Jonathan Richman, the MC5, the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Nico, et al.
“There is no other book even remotely like it…a must read.”-James “the Hound” Marshall, contemporary music historian, editor/writer, has appeared in the Village Voice, New York Times, L.A. Weekly, Spin, High Times, and others.
Mr. Ramone alledges that he is the composer responsible for the Ramones first four albums: Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket to Russia, and Road to Ruin. He is seeking credit and remuneration for his contribution to the Ramones’ success, while at the same time distancing himself from their debasement of his original vision.
Mr. Ramone has written a book called Damone Ramone: A Rock and Roll Betrayal. This book tells the true story of the Ramones. The work remains available on Amazon despite Mr. Ramone’s ongoing personal and legal challenges.