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End of the Century

Post by JennyB » 16 Jun 2008, 1:47pm

End of the Century was on Showtime last night. It's been a couple of years since I watched it, and I forgot about how good it was. There were many touching moments, like when they named the street after Joey, and it was, of course, great to see Joe. I loved the fact that I recognized his voice before he even came on. Not that it's a big deal to anyone around here, but the friend with whom I was watching the movie was surprised. And if Johnny wasn't the biggest dickhead on the planet, I don't know who was (talented as hell, but damn he must have been a nightmare). And of couse, I think I miss Dee Dee the most. But not his hip-hop career.
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Re: End of the Century

Post by Suzanne H. » 16 Jun 2008, 2:00pm

I'd like to see End Of The Century. I've been looking for it for awhile.

I know what you mean about Dee Dee. He put the 'punk' into the group, in my opinion. The hip hop thing of his was a complete 180....it's a shame.
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Re: End of the Century

Post by matedog » 16 Jun 2008, 2:03pm

Suzanne H. wrote:I'd like to see End Of The Century. I've been looking for it for awhile.

I know what you mean about Dee Dee. He put the 'punk' into the group, in my opinion. The hip hop thing of his was a complete 180....it's a shame.


Eh, it was Dee Dee wanting to be Dee Dee. I see no harm.

The film is pretty widely available and absolutely worth seeing.
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Re: End of the Century

Post by tepista » 16 Jun 2008, 2:36pm

matedog wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:I'd like to see End Of The Century. I've been looking for it for awhile.

I know what you mean about Dee Dee. He put the 'punk' into the group, in my opinion. The hip hop thing of his was a complete 180....it's a shame.


Eh, it was Dee Dee wanting to be Dee Dee. I see no harm.
Yeah, what he said. He felt handcuffed by the Ramones, all the way down to the haircut.
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Re: End of the Century

Post by JennyB » 16 Jun 2008, 5:30pm

tepista wrote:
matedog wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:I'd like to see End Of The Century. I've been looking for it for awhile.

I know what you mean about Dee Dee. He put the 'punk' into the group, in my opinion. The hip hop thing of his was a complete 180....it's a shame.


Eh, it was Dee Dee wanting to be Dee Dee. I see no harm.
Yeah, what he said. He felt handcuffed by the Ramones, all the way down to the haircut.
I agree -- I love him for trying it, but it was painful. But almost so painful that it was good.
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Re: End of the Century

Post by Jimmy Jazz » 16 Jun 2008, 6:53pm

The rap stuff doesn't bother me that much because I never took Dee Dee seriously anyway.

One of my favorite moments in the documentary was the early footage of them arguing on stage. "I don't wanna play I don't wanna go down to the basement" "fuck you" "1 2 3 4!"

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Re: End of the Century

Post by nsc » 17 Jun 2008, 8:15am

got to be my favourite rock movie ever!

johnny was a twat
should have hit him with a bat.


dee dee's bay city roller t-shirt was the
birth of the uncool cool.

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Re: End of the Century

Post by In A Rut » 17 Jun 2008, 10:49am

I love Standing in the Spotlight.....even though I did do a faceplant off my bike while listening to it in 1989. I guess you could say that that album scarred me for life. It should be re-released on CD with the Funky Man 12" as bonus tracks!

Dee Dee's version of "The Crusher" is better than the version on Adios Amigos.

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Re: End of the Century

Post by tepista » 17 Jun 2008, 2:13pm

In A Rut wrote: Dee Dee's version of "The Crusher" is better than the version on Adios Amigos.
I like the Cramps version of the Crusher. But I'll give the Ramones the edge on Surfin Bird
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Post by Suzanne H. » 17 Jun 2008, 2:20pm

Dee Dee's 'Time Bomb' has to be one of the best, if not THE best, '80s punk song.

This is what I've decided.
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Re: End of the Century

Post by In A Rut » 17 Jun 2008, 2:54pm

Suzanne H. wrote:Dee Dee's 'Time Bomb' has to be one of the best, if not THE best, '80s punk song.

This is what I've decided.
Sorry that spot has already been taken by Rikk Agnew's "OC Life".

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Re: End of the Century

Post by Wolter » 17 Jun 2008, 2:58pm

In A Rut wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:Dee Dee's 'Time Bomb' has to be one of the best, if not THE best, '80s punk song.

This is what I've decided.
Sorry that spot has already been taken by Rikk Agnew's "OC Life".
That is a great song. But there was an embarassment of riches in 80s punk. At least from 1980-1984ish.
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Re: End of the Century

Post by Flex » 17 Jun 2008, 3:00pm

Wolter wrote:
In A Rut wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:Dee Dee's 'Time Bomb' has to be one of the best, if not THE best, '80s punk song.

This is what I've decided.
Sorry that spot has already been taken by Rikk Agnew's "OC Life".
That is a great song. But there was an embarassment of riches in 80s punk. At least from 1980-1984ish.
Yeah, I was trying to think of better stuff - but even my CompuBrain got overloaded and - and that was only thinking of bands out of California. Never mind the rest of the country and then moving onto the rest of the world.
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Re: End of the Century

Post by Wolter » 17 Jun 2008, 3:16pm

Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:
In A Rut wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:Dee Dee's 'Time Bomb' has to be one of the best, if not THE best, '80s punk song.

This is what I've decided.
Sorry that spot has already been taken by Rikk Agnew's "OC Life".
That is a great song. But there was an embarassment of riches in 80s punk. At least from 1980-1984ish.
Yeah, I was trying to think of better stuff - but even my CompuBrain got overloaded and - and that was only thinking of bands out of California. Never mind the rest of the country and then moving onto the rest of the world.
Same here. I actually almost got flustered just keeping in in SoCal.
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Re: End of the Century

Post by In A Rut » 17 Jun 2008, 3:28pm

Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:
In A Rut wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:Dee Dee's 'Time Bomb' has to be one of the best, if not THE best, '80s punk song.

This is what I've decided.
Sorry that spot has already been taken by Rikk Agnew's "OC Life".
That is a great song. But there was an embarassment of riches in 80s punk. At least from 1980-1984ish.
Yeah, I was trying to think of better stuff - but even my CompuBrain got overloaded and - and that was only thinking of bands out of California. Never mind the rest of the country and then moving onto the rest of the world.
Same here. I actually almost got flustered just keeping in in SoCal.
agreed. for me though that song says it all perfectly. you got to give the guy (rikk agnew) credit, especially for the fact that he played all the instruments himself on that song (& album). i don' t think he gets enough credit for how amazing a guitar player he is/was (whatever). long live the Socal "black cloud" guitar!

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