Chelsea Horror Hotel Book
“CHELSEA HORROR HOTEL" by Dee Dee Ramone
Reissue edition of the legendary founding member of the Ramones’ one and only horror novel blurring the lines between semi-autobiographical reality and paranormal fiction; published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the band’s groundbreaking debut album, with a new foreword by Joe Dante, horror icon and Director of “Gremlins”, “The Howling” and “Twilight Zone: the Movie”. The cover features artwork of the legendary Chelsea Hotel in NYC from a painting by Dee Dee Ramone himself.
Dee Dee Ramone doesn’t quite know what he’s getting himself into when he and his wife Barbara move into the Chelsea Hotel with their dog Banfield. The room he’s staying in might be the very room where his old friend Sid stabbed Nancy. Dee Dee spends most of his time trying to score drugs and walking Banfield, with whom he can magically communicate. Meanwhile, he can’t stand his neighbors and though he shies away from violence, he wishes everyone were six feet under. Dee Dee gets involved with the transvestite lover of one of his gay fellow addicts. When Barbara finds out, things get out of hand. All the while Dee Dee is tormented by the living and dead demons that plague the hotel, along with the ghosts of his old dead punk rock friends Sid Vicious, Johnny Thunders, and Stiv Bators. And that’s when the Devil himself decides to join the party…
“The screaming voice of a punk Lovecraft”—Joe Dante, from the Foreword
“Dee Dee Ramone was the essence of rock ’n’ roll, infantile and cute and crazy and driven. He was also a supreme songwriter. He’s immortal.”—Richard Hell
“I loved Dee Dee Ramone. What a sense of humor! His acute ironic views made his lyrics for the Ramones characteristic of the band’s huge success around the world, from then right through to today.”—Debbie Harry
Dee Dee Ramone was the enigmatic bassist and prolific songwriter for the Ramones, the inventors and best exemplars of punk rock. Dee Dee and the Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and received a Grammy Award in 2011 for Lifetime Achievement. Dee Dee’s influence on pop culture is immeasurable; his creative output transcends music, fashion, visual art and literature.