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Cheetah Chrome: A Dead Boy's Tale: From the Front Lines of Punk Rock

As part of Amazon’s daily Kindle ebook deals of the day Cheetah Chrome: A Dead Boy’s Tale: From the Front Lines of Punk Rock is on sale today for only $2.99 (that’s 88% discounted from the list price of $24.00. (The Hardcover edition is currently $16.85).

A Dead Boy’s Tale is an autobiography from Cheetah Chrome, lead guitarist of punk pioneers The Dead Boys, who were a major part of the New York City punk scene in the 1970s and are best known for their song “Sonic Reducer.” In the book, the guitarist goes into details about his wild life of sex and drug excess and his interactions with other musicians on the scene in the 1970s, such as his bandmate Dead Boys’ singer Stiv Bators, the New York Dolls, the Ramones, and the Clash, as well as times spent at NYC’s historic venue CBGB.

Visit the main Kindle sales page to see more ebook deals of the day, and be sure to check out this month’s Kindle deals: 100 Kindle Books For $3.99 or Less.

Here is the autobiography of Cheetah Chrome, lead guitarist of the Dead Boys, one of the greatest punk bands ever. It’s a tale of success–and excess: great music, drugs (he overdosed and was pronounced dead three times), and resurrection.

The Dead Boys, with roots in the band Rocket from the Tombs, came out of Cleveland to dominate the NYC punk scene in the mid-1970s. Their hit “Sonic Reducer” soon became a punk anthem. Now, for the first time, Cheetah dishes on the people he’s known onstage and off, including the Dead Boys’ legendary singer Stiv Bators, Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls, the Ramones, the Clash, Pere Ubu, and the Ghetto Dogs, as well as life at CBGBs, a year with Nico, and more.

Straight from the man, these are the backstage stories that every punk fan will want to hear. Never mind the Sex Pistols, here’s Cheetah Chrome!

In 2013’s CBGB, a feature film about the NYC club, Cheetah Chrome is played by actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter films).

Some Dead Boys albums to accompany your reading:

Young Loud & Snotty (1977)
CD | MP3

We Have Come For Your Children (1978)
MP3

Night of the Living Dead Boys – Live (1981)
CD | MP3

Liver Than You’ll Ever Be (1988)
CD | MP3

Twistin’ on the Devil’s Fork: Live At CBGB’s (1998)
CD

Live At CBGB’s 1977 (2009)
DVD

— You can gift Kindle books and set your gift to be delivered whenever you want to anyone with an email address. On the Product Page (on the top right side), click the button that reads “Give as a Gift.” From there you enter the recipient’s email address and note the date you’d like your gift to be delivered via email, and also include a personalized message. There’s also the option to have the gift emailed right to you that you can forward the gift email to the recipient yourself or print it out and personally deliver it to the recipient.

— You don’t actually need a Kindle device to read these ebooks. Books can be read on a Kindle or one of Amazon’s free reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7.

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