Thursday, January 28, 2010

"I Slept With Joey Ramone"

The LA Times has a review of a new "family memoir" about Joey Ramone with the provocative title listed above. It's actually more of a synopsis, beginning with...
It's hard to remember a time when the Ramones were not, well, the Ramones. But Mickey Leigh can. Not only was he the band's first roadie and sang on their first record, he was Joey's little brother. In "I Slept With Joey Ramone" -- co-written with veteran music journalist Legs McNeil -- he traces the arc of the band's success, and his brother's role in it, in a way no one else could.
Nothing too exciting in the article, but the book could be good. Legs McNeil contributed, for what it's worth.

2 comments:

Adam said...

Although the Ramones certainly weren't advanced, overt, etc, LIKING the Ramones (and getting a lot of mileage out of it) is a hallmark of overtness.

Bob Andelman said...

You might also enjoy this Mr. Media interview with Legs McNeil, co-author (with Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh) of I Slept with Joey Ramone and Please Kill Me.