This program features Lech Kowalski's 2003 documentary feature about the life and times of Ramones bassist and all-star burn out, Dee Dee Ramone (1952-2002). Dee Dee's life is a fascinating... See full summary »
This program features Lech Kowalski's 2003 documentary feature about the life and times of Ramones bassist and all-star burn out, Dee Dee Ramone (1952-2002). Dee Dee's life is a fascinating character study of a punk rock legend who never grew up. Listen to Dee Dee's account with director Lech Kowalski, to discuss Johnny Thunders for the film 'Born to Lose.' Relive the battlefield history of rock and roll through the memories of this ordinary, yet extraordinary guy from Queens whose songs distilled frustration, humor, and pleasure, into the energetic melodies that made the Ramones a worldwide influence! Written by
Some people who have done reviews of this are mistaken, this footage was shot in 92', almost 10 years before DeeDee's death. Lech Kowalski filmed this interview while making his Thunders movie (a rare gem to find on bootleg) so most of the interview revolves around Thunders.. no surprise since it was for a Thunders movie. It's no secret that rock stars have more appeal to the public after their death, sadly.. so that would have been a perfect time to release this footage. In my opinion, this is great addition to my collection of Ramones footage, interviews, etc.. I'm a die hard Thunders and Ramones fan, so I really enjoyed this. (Even though most of what DeeDee talks about, you can read in Please Kill Me) It's got a nice little clip of the Heartbreakers doing Chinese Rocks, another rare find. I think I paid 10 bucks for this, and it was totally worth it. Now if I can just get my hands on all that Thunders footage *rubs hands together*
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