Paperback Book Details
- 310 Pages
- Released: November 5, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Publisher: Bobcat Books
Description by OLDIES.com:
Known as much for their trademark leather jackets, torn jeans and dirty t-shirts as their unique sound and brilliant yet hilariously simple songs, The Ramones were an undeniable force. As pioneers of pink and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Famers, at the peak of their 2,263 live-show career they were arguably the greatest band on the planet.
Yet for all their influence and infamy, the band never had a breakthrough hit, were hardly embraced by radio or MTV and failed to be accepted by mainstream audiences until years after their retirement. While their road-dog mentality and fierce live shows garnered them a legion of faithful fans, the band paid a heavy price, both physically and emotionally.
Monte A. Melnick saw it all: the arrests, the ODs, the fights, the breakups, the make-ups, the girlfriends, the hotels and the binges. As the band's tour manager from their CBGB debut on August 16, 1974 to their final show in Los Angeles on August 6, 1996, Monte was indeed the fifth Ramone. On The Road With The Ramones is his story.
Learn all about the Ramones in the book;
"ON THE ROAD WITH THE RAMONES".
Throughout the remarkable twenty-two-year career of the Ramones the seminal punk rock band, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, Recording Academy Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners and inductees into The Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, Monte A. Melnick saw it all. He was the band's tour manager from their 1974 CBGB debut to their final show in 1996. Now, in this NEW UPDATED EDITION he tells his story. Full of insider perspectives and exclusive interviews and packed with over 250 personal color photos and images; this is a must-have for all fans of the Ramones.