By Johnny RamoneRaised in Queens, big apple, Johnny Ramone based the most influential rock bands of all time, yet he by no means strayed from his blue-collar roots and angle. He was once actually imbued with the angry-young-man spirit that may represent his character either off and on level. via all of it, Johnny stored the band centred and relocating ahead, finally securing their position in track heritage through inventing punk rock. The Ramones have been inducted into the Rock and Roll corridor of status in 2002—two years later, Johnny died of melanoma, having outlived different founding contributors. Revealing, inspiring, and instructed on his personal phrases, this hugely designed memoir additionally beneficial properties Johnny's evaluation of the Ramones' albums; a few eccentric best Ten lists; infrequent historic artifacts; and rankings of non-public pictures, lots of that have by no means ahead of been published.
Praise for Commando:
"Amazing booklet . . . dense and throbbing with character—enough to deliver this departed long island icon barking again to life." —New York day-by-day News
"Johnny's pleasant, unfortunately posthumous autobiography, Commando, is rather like its author—as punk because it gets." —Wall road Journal
"Ramone memoir unearths fascinating, grumpy punk icon." —Reuters
"There's no grand confessional to finish Commando, only a nod of gratitude towards kinfolk, pals, and lovers. Its attribute succinctness jewelry genuine." —Austin Chronicle