Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone by Johnny Ramone

By Johnny Ramone

Raised 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

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There were plenty of cardinals’ daughters, but Felice was now unique; she was the living pope’s only daughter. Such status confirmed her sense of her worth and rarity, and she knew that the possibility of being something exceptional was within her grasp. Yet she also recognized that such ambitions might not necessarily be reached without a struggle. She had resisted, successfully, her father’s attempts to marry her off while he was still a cardinal. But such resistance in those turbulent times, with her father constantly distracted and often far away in France, was relatively easy for a headstrong girl fixed on self-governance.

She knew, moreover, that her father’s new-found glory would also have its impact on her own life. There were plenty of cardinals’ daughters, but Felice was now unique; she was the living pope’s only daughter. Such status confirmed her sense of her worth and rarity, and she knew that the possibility of being something exceptional was within her grasp. Yet she also recognized that such ambitions might not necessarily be reached without a struggle. She had resisted, successfully, her father’s attempts to marry her off while he was still a cardinal.

1 They spoke a language of their own, exchanged rumours and gossiped about events in the city, made deals, accepted bribes. A small girl did not necessarily understand the meaning of it all, but an intelligent one could recognize the importance of such activity. These were the men who made her city work. What Felice learned from her proximity to them had tremendous bearing on how she would later conduct her own life. Equally important to Felice della Rovere’s development was that in Bernardino de Cupis’s circle she had her own worth.

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