Ramones at 40 by Martin Popoff

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The Ramones helped kick-start the punk movement and change rock history. Now, on the 40th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album, comes the first fully illustrated color coffee-table book on the legendary band. Written by veteran music journalist Martin Popoff, The Ramones at 40 explodes with visuals and offers fresh, thoughtful writing, stand-alone features, interviews, and a full discography. It covers the group’s early days and the CBGB crowd, classic albums and rarities, European tours, critical reception, politics, induction into the Hall of Fame, effect on pop culture, and so much more. With a foreword by Ramones’ bandmember C. J. Ramone, every Ramones fan will want this on their bookshelf!

About Martin Popoff

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A Ramones fan since ’76, Martin Popoff is the author of 49 rock books, including Fade to Black: Hard Rock Cover Art of the Vinyl Age (Sterling) as well as a 20-year veteran writer for the likes of Goldmine, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, Guitar World, CMJ, and bravewords.com. Additionally, Martin has served as consultant and researcher for Banger Films on feature films as well as the TV series Metal Evolution and Rock Icons, and is a regular speaker at conferences on the history of heavy metal. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Published April 19, 2016 by Sterling. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography.

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Readers expecting the short, energetic punch of a Ramones song won't find it in music journalist Popoff's book. Rather, in the spirit of their rowdy yet tightly produced music, this handsomely lurid hot pink, black, and yellow band bio combines the look of a high-end coffee-table book with the sc...

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