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Published: 2014/06/18

School of Seven Bells Announce Official Video for "I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)"

School of Seven Bells will release the official video for the track “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” originally written by Joey Ramone about his battle with Lymphoma. Throughout 2013, producer/guitarist Benjamin Curtis had been battling T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and recorded the song in its entirety to his laptop from his hospital bed in New York City.

“I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” is Benjamin’s final recording before passing away at the age of 35. On the recording process, Alejandra Deheza says, “He spearheaded the whole thing on face time, would even tell us which knobs to turn and listen to levels etc. We’d even see nurses in the background from time to time! It was really amazing. But that was Benjamin, and producing was what he did. It was therapeutic and took his mind off being really sick. This song was really important to him and I’m happy we were able to record it.”

The video will premiere on June 25 via while the digital track will be available for purchase on June 24.


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TCinNYC June 18, 2014, 14:26:32


Road cat June 18, 2014, 21:32:32

A great song by Joey Ramone!
Learn all about the Ramones in the book “

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