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978-1-4930-6449-6 • Paperback • September 2023 • $22.95 • (£17.99)
Stephen Armstrong is a film historian and author of several books, including Paul Bartel: The Life and Films, Pictures about Extremes: The Films of John Frankenheimer, and Andrew V. McLaglen: The Life and Hollywood Career. A professor of English, he teaches in the Creative Writing and Professional & Technical Writing emphases at Utah Tech University.
The Ramones' involvement in Rock 'n' Roll High School was a significant milestone for the band, as it helped them gain more mainstream exposure and recognition. They had a great time working on the movie, and Joey Ramone described the filming process as "a blast." The movie remains a cult classic among punk rock fans and is remembered as a fun, energetic tribute to the music of the Ramones.— Monte A. Melnick, Ramones tour manager, 1974-1996
There used to be an underground movie theater at Columbus Circle in New York. Is it still there? That's where Tina [Weymouth, bassist, Talking Heads] and I attended a premier of Rock 'n' Roll High School. It was so exciting! The Ramones were the first of the CBGB crowd to make a Hollywood movie.— Chris Frantz, drummer, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club
Loaded with compelling anecdotes, Steve Armstrong’s history of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School is for anybody who loves the Ramones, and who doesn’t love the Ramones?— Legs McNeil, co-editor Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk