End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields
End of the Century tells the story of punk rock all through one band; the one band that mattered and started it all: the Ramones. In 1975, Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy kick-started the punk scene with a count of "one, two, three, four," a cartoon image, a break-neck pace and the greatest pop hooks ever. This full-length documentary is the complete story of the legendary punks told through exclusive vintage footage and in-depth interviews with all of the Ramones over the years and their many famous friends. The narrative is as captivating as storytelling can get, counting the band's ups and many downs in their bid to become commercial sensations. Featuring guest interviewees like Joe Strummer, Debbie Harry and Seymour Stein, every little detail of the band is given, including the turbulent relationship between Joey and Johnny, Dee Dee's fruitless rap career, Johnny's adamant control over the band, Phil Spector's detrimental working conditions and the revolving door drummer position. This DVD also includes a number of valuable excerpts cut from the theatrical release, like the exposure of Johnny's daily milk and cookies ritual, Dee Dee's smoking device for the shower and Tommy's unconvincing run down of who wrote what on the first three albums. Utterly essential viewing. (Warner Music)