I'm dirty, filthy, and I'm gonna' last.
Great photos of Dee Dee. Did you go to the '88 (or '89, I'm not sure) Ramones in-store at Tower? There were only a few people there. One could actually talk to the Ramones. Sad that they're all dead now (except for the drummers and CJ of course).
Nope I didn't get to the Tower in-store appearance. I did attend the Ramones show at Nashville Center Stage in 1988. Dee Dee was with them still and he looked like Roy Orbison. Center Stage was packed to rafters. Then I went to see them again in 1989 with CJ at the Cannery which was practically deserted - a total stunner. The Ramones were awesome both times though.
Dee Dee was great. Although in concert I thought CJ was better (at least better than DeeDee Orbison). You couldn't keep your eyes off CJ at a Ramones show - he was all over the place and full of life. He'd be banging his head up and down in time with Marky's snare/bass at warp speed - Far Out!I saw the new Ramones documentary a few weeks ago. That was thoroughly depressing. I liked the video 'Lifestyles of the Ramones' much better. Dee Dee was a very sweet/confused guy. Probably my favorite part of a Ramones song is 53rd and 3rd where Dee Dee sings 'Then I took out my razorblade and I did what God forbade, now the cops are after me, but I proved I'm no sissy'. Wart Hog was also a particularly great DeeDee moment.
I just think it's cool that someone is actually doing this exhibit. I read about it the other day and thought, surprisingly cool to be going down in Nashvegas.
It should be just a dynamite show if Theresa's blog is any indicator. Great photos and great stories. I'm going to try and make the long drive into Nashville for it.
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