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Lobotomy is the main lurid and not likely temperance tract but from the underbelly of rock 'n' roll. On a wild roller-coaster journey from his fucked-up early life in Berlin and Munich to his lonely, methadone-quaffing remain at an inexpensive inn in Earl's courtroom and newfound peace at the directly and slim, Dee Dee Ramone catapults us into the uncooked international of intercourse, dependancy, and two-minute songs. it's not beautiful. With the speed of a Ramones tune, Lobotomy rockets via headlining days at CBGB to the breakup of the Ramones' chuffed family members with an unrelenting backbeat of hate and squalor. His female friend ODs; operating blood brother Johnny Thunders steals his ode to heroin, "Chinese Rocks"; Sid Vicious shoots up utilizing rest room water; and a pistol-wielding Phil Spector holds the band hostage in Beverly Hills. hello! Ho! Let's go!

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