- Tapa blanda: 376 páginas
- Editor: Omnibus Press; Edición: 01 (30 de abril de 2005)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1844494136
- ISBN-13: 978-1844494132
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Hey Ho Let's Go: The Story of the Ramones: The Story of the Ramones (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 30 abr 2005
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"'...provides a fascinating insight into the boredom, ambition, conflicts and genius behind one of the best bands ever.' Total Guitar Magazine"
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The death of Joey Ramone in the summer of 2001 and Dee Dee Ramone in June 2002 provided ample evidence of the high regard that his band was held 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.Ver Descripción del producto
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Everett True does a fine job of mythbusting, with a sensitive and nuanced account of the band. All the expected biographical bases are covered. True doesn’t shy away from criticising them, collectively or individually, but he gives the reader plenty of insights and genuine appreciation of the band and their music. Just one example: his discussion of ‘Rockaway Beach’. He correctly identifies the song’s sixties inspirations, quotes Legs McNeil’s depiction of Rockaway Beach’s awfulness, then concludes by saying, “But that was the genius of the Ramones: they could find beauty in the unlikeliest of spots”. True thereby places them in an artistic tradition which focuses on, even glamorises, the demi-monde. Like, for instance, the writer Tobias Wolff, the Ramones can find, and create for us, beauty in ugliness.
True also quotes from many, many other writers, showing how at the time and subsequently, the band has had a huge influence. He has interviewed a raft of people, then and more recently, to garner a range of opinions and observations. At 341 pages of text it’s a mighty tome, exhaustive. If you have any interest in the Ramones you must buy this book.
True interviews many people who were close to the band or to certain members, but who are not all over the written record in other places, and this is very good. For the attentive reader, there are lots of great tidbits to be gleaned from these accounts (who knew Johnny Ramone shopped at the late great gourmet store Balducci?). But there is something about the material's organization that isn't as compelling as it should be -- like all the details are not quite adding up to a cohesive statement. Then when you *want* detail -- like source crediting of quoted material, notes at the back for every chapter, or even just an index -- nothing. The overall chronology is also spotty and selective, and a lot of things are just left out completely -- the band's Uncle Floyd show appearances, for instance, merit not even a mention.
OK, so where's *my* Ramones book? Having said all this, this is still a great and valuable book on the Ramones, and True is to be commended for doing it. It is DEFINITELY worth buying. It's not as good a read as Monte's book, but more informative, and until Legs McNeil comes out with a Ramones book -- which would be both informative AND a great read -- this one will at least keep you busy.