Records (United Kingdom) started in 1988. Owners were inspired to
reissue a few punk rock classics. This record label did publish great
Dee Dee Ramone 10' vinyl titled Dee Dee Ramone:
The Deadline Demos on June 26, 2020. Release is limited of 400 copies.
Overground Records was original label of Dee Dee's this project titled
Dee Dee Ramone's Deadline. This 10' has eight demo songs which were
recently re-discovered. Dee Dee recorded these demo songs in
1989 with Alan Lee Shaw (Maniacs / Physicals) and
George Butler (Warsaw
Pakt / Lightning Raiders). Dee Dee was introduced by mutual
friend Brian James (ex-Damned / Lords Of The New
to Alan Lee
Shaw and George Butler. This trio band formed with the proposed name of
Dee Dee Ramone's Deadline.
Alan Lee Shaw wrote that band name Dee Dee Ramone's Deadline was his
We can be really happy that we has now Dee Dee Ramone: The Deadline
- Dee Dee's mental health was not great as you would imagine but my love
for the Ramones and their place at the pinnacle of punkrock and Dee
Dee's unique talent to write such iconic punkrock anthems was enough
to keep me interested to keep working with him to form a band to record
and tour. Sadly our time together due to circumstances was indeed too
brief and our project aborted too quickly, wrote Alan Lee Shaw to me in
Alan did mention that sadly pictures of them all together don't exist
(that he know of).
Alan is writing a book titled Damned If You Do. He sent one part / story
of it to me. Read it
Overground Records tells following in press release of The Deadline
Demos: "With rehearsals
underway, Dee Dee (lead vocals and guitar), Alan (bass and backing
vocals) and George (drums), the project was soon up and running
and in the process of negotiating a recording deal with Overground
Records, the release would be promoted with a UK tour, when due to
unforeseen circumstances (unfortunately the state of Dee Dee's fragile
mental/ physical shape), the project was sadly and frustratingly brought
to an abrupt end, before any studio recordings or gigs could be
completed. The demos from 1989 are the only recordings that occurred.
They are forming an important historical record that show flashes of
Dee Dee's genius as one of punk's most important original songwriters.
The songs never appeared on any of Dee Dee's other releases and but for
this recently re-discovered tape would have been lost forever. All
eight tracks from 1989 the session are released as a limited edition
10' of 400 copies."