On the Road with the Ramones, Updated Edition
Despite having the cheesiest cover in recent memory, the content of this book is really quite amazing... Monte Melnick was the Ramones' tour manager for 22 years, but this book is far from being a recollection from one point of view - Monte and co-writer Frank Meyer have interviewed dozens of band members, journalists, backstage personnel, family members and other musicians for the ultimate insider's view of these punk pioneers. Joan Jett, David Lee Roth, and members of Blondie, the New York Dolls, the Dictators, and the Talking Heads all have their say. Generously illustrated with dozens of color photos, and including a full list of tour dates, it's hard to imagine a Ramones fan (or any fan of this era of music) not being thrilled with this phenomenal book! ©2007, 312 pages.