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Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan's Wild Ride a Tale of Drugs, Fashion, the New York Dolls, and Punk Rock

by Curt Weiss Author and Chris Stein Foreword

Jerry Nolan's story is one that is not often told in the annals of punk music. Despite playing in two of the most successful proto-punk bands of the 70s, the New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers, his struggles with heroin kept his career stuck in a rut and ultimately led to his untimely death. Though his story is a sad one, he is remembered by those closest to him as a truly talented musician, a powerhouse drummer, and a wisecracking, stylish musical storyteller. Through interviews with his former bandmates, friends, family members, and lovers, author Curt Weiss was able to compile this tribute to Nolan's life and history of the early days of punk in New York City. Includes interviews with members of The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Talking Head, and Blondie, to name a few.