I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Punk Rock Family Memoir

Legs McNeil (With) Mickey Leigh (Author)
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Description

"A powerful story of punk-rock inspiration and a great rock bio" (Rolling Stone), now in paperback.

When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable front man Joey Ramone gave voice to the disaffected youth of the seventies and eighties, and the band influenced the counterculture for decades to come. With honesty, humor, and grace, Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, shares a fascinating, intimate look at the turbulent life of one of America's greatest--and unlikeliest--music icons. While the music lives on for new generations to discover, I Slept with Joey Ramone is the enduring portrait of a man who struggled to find his voice and of the brother who loved him.

Product Details

Price: $18.00
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published Date: November 09, 2010
Pages: 418
Dimensions: 5.59 X 1.18 X 8.36 inches | 0.84 pounds
ISBN: 9781439159750
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About the Author

Mickey Leigh, born Mitch Hyman, has been a major player in the rock n roll world since the late seventies. He was a major contributor to the music of The Ramones and has been in several bands, including The Rattlers, which included the (in)famous Lester Bangs. He currently lives in New York.

Legs McNeil is the coauthor of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, a book widely hailed as the definitive work on the subject. The founder of the seminal magazine that gave punk its name, he is a former editor at Spin and editor-in-chief of Nerve. McNeil also wrote Marilyn Chambers's comeback film, Still Insatiable. He is also the author of the forthcoming The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry. He divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.

Reviews

"Mickey Leigh's story makes for compelling reading. "I Slept With Joey Ramone" is funny, sad, shocking and surprising and best of all, brutally honest." -- John Holmstrom, Co-founder of "PUNK" Magazine
"Mickey's cool new book is not only important, it's very, very moving. Joey's overcoming incredible adversity to be the lead singer in one of the greatest and most influential Rock bands of all time will be an inspiration for every kid that doesn't quite "fit it." -- Steven Van Zandt
"Joey Ramone kick started my career as a singer ... blame him." -- Bono