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The long awaited republishing of NYHC Legend, John Bloodclot Joseph's raw and unfiltered autobiography. As real as it gets!

Updated with new chapters.

In his newly updated autobiography, NYHC legend John Bloodclot Joseph recounts his hard times and spiritual redemption. A traumatic childhood in foster homes was just the beginning of John's evolution. Before fronting one of the most important bands in the underground punk scene, the Cro-Mags, John faced homelessness, addiction, betrayal and insanity. Still, even his success couldn't save him from a relapse that set him back to square one - rock bottom. The book is a raw and unapologetic autobiography about his life. Consider yourself warned.

©2017 Loud Speaker Publishing Co. (P)2017 Loud Speaker Publishing Co.

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amazing

wow, was the first word that came to mind when I began this book, little did I know that I would be using that word quite often. John's story if full of pain and struggle but positivity as well. How someone can overcome these situations is amazing. PMA. great book

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Captured me from beginning to end!

There are so many stories in this book that could be their own books. I found myself waking up in the morning looking forward to listening and waiting to go inside to see my family until the section I was listening to was completed.
The author telling about these events in his own words made it even better. I would tell my wife about some of the stories and I would start taking like the writer to relay them.
I cannot imagine going through what he's been through and coming out the other side at all - and definitely not with a positive mental attitude. Salute to this man, his story, and his evolution.

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Awesome

John is a role model. I'm coming from small European country, Croatia, but I can relate to a lot of things. Read/listen it and keep that PMA 🖖

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One of those crazy stories that can change you

A truly powerful story and well read by the author. JJ knows how to tell a story and he has one hell of a story to tell!

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a great life story from a Cool dude!

no sissy safe space crap here. he tells it like it was and is. nothing but hardcore truth.

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Powerful voice. Powerful story

This book is a truly epic example of how traumatic life can be, and how that trauma can be overcome. PMA

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John Joseph is the man, a true inspiration.

The narrator was on point as all hell lol done by the man himself John Joseph. doesn't get any better than that.

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really good read

crazy story really good read inspiring story of a life turned around despite the circumstances he was dealt.

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A must read!!!!!

I loved this book, inspiring and motivating. if you think you've had a hard life and can't make it another five minutes, listen to the audio book and remember when things get hard and you think you can go on just think about getting through the next five minutes and say this phrase "this to shall pass. " my father gave me this advice and it helped me get through many a rough time.

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One of the best books ever written

Just listen, this book is for everyone. Extremely entertaining and incredibly eye opening. Best thing I’ve ever listened to

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  • Philip Cunningham
  • 06-26-17

Pure Authenticity

Great story, great performance but some editing issues (some sentences are repeated at different points).

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  • 09-08-17

So f.....ing good!!!!

What a cracking book! Especially with Jonh f....ing voice
I really enjoyed it
Thanks mate

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  • Mr. C. O. F. Carter
  • 01-04-18

The best book on NYHC

What did you like most about The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon?

This is one of the most insane life stories I've ever heard in my life. Anyone who is in anyway interested in the evolution of the New York music scene in the 80s and 90s needs to hear this book.

What about John Joseph’s performance did you like?

John Joseph narrates the book so you can hear all the emotions and personal touches to the stories he's telling. It is simply the best audiobook autobiography.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

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  • luke
  • 09-26-17

Impossibly Brilliant

It had me pinned from the start. Great story. Even better it came from the horses mouth. Since listening to this I have slowly changed a few things in my life. Thanks John. I'm about to hit play again.

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  • mathew
  • 07-27-17

fantastic

loved this book. had me hooked from beginning to end. inspirational accounts of real hardship and spirituality.