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The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon Audiobook

The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Richard 04-21-17
    Richard 04-21-17 Member Since 2015
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 11-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "way, way too long, but at the end its just okay."

    really the plot line could have been a little more organized and should have been streamlined by omitting the filler stories. also, I was disappointed by the lack of Cro mags stories--he completely ignored mentioning the few mags shows he did with Harley in the 2000s, which doubled bummed me out since I was at the Hellfest 02 gig they played. This is a CRUCIAL detail as the dispute between Harley and JJ is one of the most legendary beefs in the history of punk, but obviously they let down their walls in order to play a few more gigs together; what events led to the reunion of the closest incarnation of a Mags reunion?

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    4wallsfalling 10-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "simply amazing"

    I loved this book. the emotion that john poured into it retelling his words was awesome. do yourself a favor and listen.

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    Amazon Customer 09-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    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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    Anonymous 09-05-17
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    "Fantastic read"

    Such an amazing story and brilliantly narrated. Looking forward to reading more of JJ's work. PMA!!

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    Anonymous 08-22-17
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    "Excellent acount of overcoming the odds"

    Inspiring, read this book, if you're into hardcore or to simply be encouraged to better your life.

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    Jimmy Evans 08-03-17
    Jimmy Evans 08-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "John Joseph, thanks for this brother."

    No words can express how good this book is. I feel lucky to have found it. So many stories. I hope he writes more memories of old New York. John Joseph was always one of my "heroes" but after checking this out I consider him my friend.

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    2boxer2 07-31-17
    2boxer2 07-31-17
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    "OUTSTANDING!"

    This book takes the reader on a hell of a roller coaster ride! That ride starts on page one and doesn't let up until the very last page of the very last chapter.

    The audible makes you feel like your sitting in a room with the man himself as he recounts his shocking life story. All the while your jaw is laying on the floor trying to process what this guy has been through.

    John Joseph … PART SINNER, PART SAINT… 100% CRO MAG.

    Don't make the mistake of thinking this is a book just for fans of the cro mags. I didn't know anything about the band or John Joseph; but I'm a huge fan now.

    I hope others will enjoy this book as much as I did.

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    MICHAEL HERRMANN 07-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listen."

    The first audio book in years that I couldn't wait to get back to and actually listened to it in it's entirety. Perfect timing of finding this at such a low point in my life. I will be seeing his band in a couple of weeks as well.
    Thanks John. Much appreciation.

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    John M Berube 07-14-17
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    "Stupendous"

    This was an amazing book...not sure why there isn't a movie to go along with it..or a miniseries...kudos to you John..you've had a crazy life..I'm impressed.
    Excellent audio

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    6/26/17
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    "Pure Authenticity"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/8/17
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    "So f.....ing good!!!!"

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

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