The Ramone manifesto

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The Ramone manifesto
The Ramone manifesto
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Tomorrow morning is going to be something of a loud morning on the show. We’ve got Linda and Tommy Ramone joining us to talk about the history of one of New York City’s greatest punk rock bands: The Ramones. Linda is the widow of Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone and Tommy Ramone is the original lineup’s only surviving member.

Eight years after dying of prostate cancer, Johnny Ramone’s autobiography “Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone” is set to be released in April.

Johnny Ramone is famous for being a completely no-nonsense, straight-shooting sort of guy, and it stands to reason his book will reflect that.

To that end, we thought we’d show our excitement by cribbing this from Alex Smith’s blog. It’s something of a post-facto band mission statement culled from lyrics.

For example:

Things The Ramones wanted to do: Be your boyfriend, sniff some glue, dance, be a good boy, Carbona, be well, have something to do, have some fun, have some kicks, get some chicks, be sedated, live.

And so on.

It’s really fun and cool.

And then weigh in and tells us your favorite Ramones songs, albums, film appearances, and memories you have of going to one of their shows.

The Ramone manifesto

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