Every once in a while the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene like to unleash some punk rock trivia to enlighten and enhance the minds of you, the readers. Today’s trivia is about the legendary punk rock bassist Dee Dee Ramone and his ability to write more than just vicious two minute songs.
It’s no secret that the former Ramones bassist penned a large batch of the band’s songs, even after he left the band he would still contribute songs here and there. But did you know that Dee Dee Ramone also tried his hand at writing books? He had published three books total, two during his lifetime and one posthumously. Granted, two of those three were autobiographical in nature: “Poison Heart: Surviving the Ramones (aka Lobotomy)” and “Legend of a Rock Star: A Memoir: The Last Testament of Dee Dee Ramone”, but his third novel found him exploring the realm of fiction. Titled “Chelsea Horror Hotel”, the novel is a fictitious account of Ramone, his wife, and his dog visiting the Hotel Chelsea, believing to be staying in the very room that Sid Vicious had allegedly killed girlfriend Nancy Sprugen. Ramone is also visited by the ghosts of Vicious, as well as other dead punks such as Johnny Thunders, Stiv Bators, and Jerry Nolan.
It’s almost as if “Chainsaw” and “You Should Have Never Had Opened That Door” became a full length book!Add Ramones to My Radar