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Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

by Marky Ramone Author and Richard Herschlag Author

Marc Bell was playing drums in bands like Wayne County and Richard Hell and the Voidoids when, in 1978, he was chosen to join The Ramones, bringing his "blitzkrieg" style of drumming and the professional music experience the band needed to take things to the next level. This thick autobiography covers Marky's trajectory: the heady early days, the creatino of Rock 'N' Roll High School, his spiral into alcoholism after being worn down by endless touring with his dysfunctional bandmates, and his recovery and eventual return to the the group. Entertaining, unflinchingly honest, and just as wacky and epic as you'd hope from a first-hand account of the shenanigans of Joey, Johnny, Dee-Dee and crew.