The Ramones are one of America’s greatest 70′s punk bands – an iconic band which brings amazing imagery of hanging at the beach in NYC and walking through the East Village and Queens.
Their 5th record was recorded with Phil Spector.
Here’s a quote from Dee Dee…
Early in the sessions, Spector reportedly held the Ramones hostage at gunpoint. According to Dee Dee, when Spector took Joey away for a three-hour private meeting somewhere in his mansion where the album was to be recorded, Dee Dee went looking for them. “The next thing I knew Phil appeared at the top of the staircase, shouting and waving a pistol,” Dee Dee later wrote:
“ “Phil,” I challenged him, “I don’t know what your fucking problem is, waving that pistol around and all that stuff…. I’ve had it. I’m going back to the Tropicana.”…
“You’re not going anywhere, Dee Dee,” Phil said.
He leveled his gun at my heart and then motioned for me and the rest of the band to get back in the piano room…. He only holstered his pistol when he felt secure that his bodyguards could take over. Then he sat down at his black concert piano and made us listen to him play and sing “Baby, I Love You” until well after 4:30 in the morning.