LOS ANGELES – Warner Music Group (WMG) continues to rollout new titles in their recently launched SINGLE NOTES line of short form, digital-only books about music and pop culture. This week sees another release from the Rhino imprint with “When The Wall Of Sound Met The New York Underground: The Ramones, Phil Spector And End Of The Century” by Frank Meyer, which is available now as a digital download starting at $1.99 on the iBookstore and Amazon’s Kindle store.
“When The Wall Of Sound Met The New York Underground: The Ramones, Phil Spector And End Of The Century” explores the collaboration between two rock legends. New York punk trendsetters The Ramones had spent years cranking out influential albums that failed to set the charts on fire, so it was decided they should team with legendary ‘60s producer Phil Spector to make that elusive hit album that would take them to the top. But like most things in the world of The Ramones, things didn’t quite work out the way they planned. Guns, drugs, affairs, death, mannequins and madness ensued as the band attempted to fuse their style with the work of an esteemed madman. All the while the band was shooting the film Rock ‘n’ Roll High School and burning the candle at both ends. The result is the misunderstood Ramones classic, End of the Century.
The ebook was penned by Frank Meyer, who co-wrote On the Road With The Ramones as well as liner notes for five Ramones reissues. He is also frontman of Sweet Justice and The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs.
Click here for a video of Frank Meyer discussing his ebook: http://youtu.be/eV6Zju0cpPM
This release is the ninth release in the Single Notes line since its launch last month. Other ebooks in the line examine Beastie Boys, Chic, Duran Duran, Grateful Dead, Rick James, The Planets, Soft Cell, and The Stooges. Details can be found at www.rhino.com/singlenotes.