See The Ramones’ Hilarious Original Bio from 1975


“The Ramones are not an oldies group, they are not a glitter group, they don’t play boogie music and they don’t play blues.” This is the first sentence of the band’s original one-sheet, and in retrospect it seems genius that then-manager Tome Erdelyi (also known as drummer Tommy Ramone) led not with what they were, but what they were rebelling against. This yellowed page contains no shortage of great snippets — Joey is “an arch villain,” Dee Dee is “the acknowledged handsome one,” kids from their home neighborhood of Forest Hills “either became musicians, degenerates or dentists.” Click through to see this historical document, which comes straight from CBGB’s Facebook page.

[via The Daily Swarm]