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May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM By Cheetah Chrome Legs McNeil

This autobiography of Cheetah Chrome, lead guitarist of the Dead Boys, is a tale of success and excess great music, drugs and resurrection.
  • Title: Cheetah Chrome: A Dead Boy's Tale: From the Front Lines of Punk Rock
  • Author: Cheetah Chrome Legs McNeil
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Kindle Edition


Andy May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
youtube/watch?v=KcY6A_If there's anything better than a rock autobiography, it's a punk rock autobiography, because the dirt's dished in a hardcore, Jimmy Cagney-type fashion, no self-pity, just the hardboiled facts, the way they should be reported. Cheetah Chrome has done a great job in reporting his battle years with Dead Boys.Cheetah Watch #3: After being dumped by Sire Records for being punk rock and not Depeche Mode the (dead) boys unwisely decide to wear matching suits on stage, just like [...]
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Julie May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Every single rock memoir/autobio I've read has been an addiction and recovery narrative. Dead Boy's guitarist Cheetah Chrome's is particularly messy, incorporating a lot of broken things: teeth, cheekbones, amps and guitars.
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Jim Jones May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Cheetah always struck me as kind of a cartoon character punk--like Sid Vicious or Dee Dee Ramone--but the guy's actually pretty smart and self-aware. Fun, juicy memoir of this seminal Cleveland/NY punk legand.
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Jorge Palacios Kindelan May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Just finished Cheetah Chrome's autobiography. A really great read, it goes from his time in RFTT and the Dead Boys to his serious heroin addiction and adventures with people in the punk scene. My favorite is when Nico (Velvet Underground) tried to rip him off so she could get drugs for herself. Highly recommended for fans of punk and drug books
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Chicagobattles May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
I'm still reading about Cheetah's childhood , in the early 60's. Some people wish these Bios would skip childhood , but , I find his personal recollection of JFK's assassination , The Beatles' arrival , and just going to the dangerous parts of his neighborhood that he was warned not to , or going to Catholic School (I , too , am a Veteran.), very engaging. John.Conclusion : Chrome finds redemption without losing his ideals. At some point , he even tries to make Rock'n'Roll a part time thing. The [...]
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Tommy May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Cheetah Chrome defines punk rock!The reader gets to tag along from Cheetah's upbringing to all the career-defining (and not so defining) moments. What a ride! Unlike most autobiographies concerned with legacy, this is honest and introspective with no regard to afterglow. Cheetah is like a brilliant comet briefly appearing to light up the sky. Like that comet that recedes back to interstellar space, it left an unequaled impression that we continue to relive through his music and book.
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Heather May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
True stories (or as true as he can remember, anyway) from a true punk rock iconI actually debated over giving this book five stars because, no, it isn't some masterpiece of modern literature that will stand up against the great writers of our day but then I thought, dammit, it's Cheetah Chrome telling his priceless stories from the good old days of true punk rock. Cheetah is just as authentic as ever, and while he tells it like it was, this book reads more like a time capsule than some gossipy m [...]
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Pet Danforth May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Being a former Clevelander, New Yorker, and Stiv Bator friend , I found the book an interesting history of Cleveland and NYC Punk scene. True as far as I know. I felt that the beginning of the book about Cheetah's younger years a bit long and I found the writing style a bit bland for someone that's been through that much and was such a hooligan. Cheetah name drops a lot and I finally realized he was connected to these people through his and their addictions. There was a lot of whining about how [...]
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Amy Sammartino May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Really enjoyable book by one of the early American punks who lived to tell the tale (not all of them did). It's written quite well, and goes from childhood to now, pulling no punches. He spends quite a bit of time on his childhood, which really draws you in as he grew up very poor, with no father in the mix. The pranks of the Dead Boys in their prime are hilarious. You also get a close up look at what it was like to be part of the early CBGB's scene. He's made mistakes and doesn't gloss over any [...]
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Keri Kresler May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Great autobiography by an icon of the punk rock era. To my surprise, I actually liked the stories about Cheetah's childhood more than the later chapters on punk rock excess. They document the anatomy of a true musician. He paints a portrait of Cleveland and New York that is priceless, and of course all of the stories of debauchery are entertaining. But overall this book is about an interesting guy, a smart guy, who survived and you should never underestimate. My copy is signed by the author.
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Gerry LaFemina May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
A terrific read for the inside scoop of the Dead Boys and an intense look into the late 70s early 80s NY scene. Cheetah's writing is impressive and his story (as someone who met him several times back in the day) is pretty incredible. He was one of the hardest partiers, one of the most sincere, and one of the smartest people in punk, and this book shows all those sides of him. He doesn't flinch. And although the last section of the book feel rushed and a bit anticlimactic, the overall book is wo [...]
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Sabrina Edgington May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
I picked this up when Cheetah was doing a book signing at a Nashville punk clothing store called Boa. I procrastinated on reading the book for over a year thinking that it wouldn't be so great. I was completely wrong! I read through the book quickly and had a hard time putting it down. I loved reading about his days in the NY punk scene and I felt like I got to know some of the major players more intimately. I wish I would have stuck around and talked to him a little more when I met him. Though [...]
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Ed Wagemann May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Why Everything You Think You Know About Punk Is Completely Wrong: generation-add/20
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Kate May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
I really liked this down-to-earth tale of the punk rock/CBGB days, as well as Cheetah's story before and after this time. Cheetah used to come by my family home back in the day, as he was friends with my brothers. I found it interesting to learn what really went on behind the scenes of a rock and roller and what he had been through. He tells his story in an unaffected and honest manner and doesn't sugar coat the nightmarish parts. Recommended!
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Amanda May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
An entertaining read and more well-written than I expected. There is a lot of name dropping and "man, that guy was really cool" or "God, that guy was a dick". But they probably were really cool and/or dicks. There are some pretty funny anecdotes (especially Stiv Bators' pranks and Cheetah seeing ghosts and UFOs). Well worth the read. It also serves as a great catalog of every type of drug or substance that you can and should not put in your body.
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Pablo May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Ugh. I read this book based on all of the positive reviewsI must have read a different book. He got drunk, he got high, he dated underage girls, he passed out, repeat. Over and over. His stories about hanging with various celebrities are somewhat interesting, but he doesn't ever really go in depth about any of his relationships or any other subject. If you're a fan of the Dead Boys, go ahead and read this book; otherwise, I'd definitely pass.
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Theresa May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
This book is great it's got a similar voice to Going Underground. It's like you're talking to Cheetah Chrome on the phone and he's telling you all these great stories. There's a lot of misprints or grammatical errors in my copy though. Some editor at Voyager Press must've phoned it in from the pub.
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Scott May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
great bookmy interview with the author is heresbutkiwwsvine/_news/-
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Brian Johnson May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Read most of this one. Wish I coulda finished it. Fascinating guy.
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Chris Brown May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Dead Boys were one of the most overlooked CBGB bands. Fun read. What's not to like about stories from that scene? Sure, a little Behind The Scenes-ey but I enjoyed it.
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Joe May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
I'm loving this book. Great for people who love music. Lots of stuff about Cleveland in the late 60s, early 70s. I'm 100 pages in, can't stop reading it.
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Courtney May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
Absolutely a great read. A must for fans, and people interested in the history of punk rock.
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Todd Williams May 27, 2020 - 13:30 PM
cheetah's story is a triumph; he wins!!
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