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Ramones

An American Band

written by Jim Bessman

St. Martin's Griffin

The authorized story of an American band who shaped the history of music for generations. Today's new music-makers are looking back at the bands that broke the ground, and the Ramones are it: the original high priests of punk, the stars of rock 'n roll high school, the royal avatars of rock, raunch, and rebellion. 60 photographs and illustrations.

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"Before the Ramones, there was nothing"--A rock critic

"The Ramones were the only outside band that everyone looked up to."--Chrissie Hynde

"They've remained true to their vision of rock'n' roll as fast, fun music."--Kurt Loder

"They speak up for outcasts and disturbed individuals."--Jon Pareles, the New York Times

"People say that your music is loud and destructive and lethal to mice, but I think you're the Beethovens of our time."--from Rock 'n' Roll High School

"Virtually every current commercial guideline in rock is broken somewhere in the Ramones." --Robert Hillburn

"We're not trying to compete with Bruce Springsteen."--Tommy Ramone

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Ramones

An American Band

written by Jim Bessman

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