“Ramones” by Ramones - album review

TJR says

Staring back at you from their iconic debut in April ’76 were: Johnny Ramone (27, guitar); Tommy Ramone (27, drums); Joey Ramone (24, lead vocals) and Dee Dee Ramone (24, bass). This was a short, sharp wake-up call for docile Rock n Roll fans the world over. The 14 songs were all over in an adrenalin-filled 29 minutes, with no pausing for wanky guitar solos. Hurrah! John Peel was all over it, and couldn’t wait to get it on the tables. Several tracks were played out over the course of two nights in May, much to the consternation of many within his overly hairy listenership. He revelled in the freshness – they found the use of three simple chords revolting. The album did nothing commercially, peaking at #111 in the Billboard album charts and completely failed to register in the UK chart. This must have been a disappointment for producer Craig Leon and Sire’s head-honcho Seymour Stein, both of whom had backed the band with a crisp production and a decent distribution network. On the plus side, sparks flew in underground circles as scenes and zines went ape for it, enthusing bands and fans on both sides of the Atlantic. By the summer of ’76, Punk was on the march, with the Brotherhood of Ramone at the forefront chanting “Hey-Ho LET'S GO!

The Jukebox Rebel
02-Sep-2006

A1 [02:14] 10.0.png Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
A2 [02:31] 10.0.png Ramones - Beat On The Brat (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
A3 [02:12] 9.0.png Ramones - Judy Is A Punk (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
A4 [02:24] 9.4.png Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
A5 [01:56] 8.6.png Ramones - Chainsaw (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
A6 [01:35] 8.8.png Ramones - Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
A7 [02:38] 8.4.png Ramones - I Don’t Want To Go Down To The Basement (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
B1 [02:14] 8.0.png Ramones - Loudmouth (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
B2 [01:56] 8.3.png Ramones - Havana Affair (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
B3 [01:58] 8.0.png Ramones - Listen To My Heart (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
B4 [02:21] 8.2.png Ramones - 53rd And 3rd (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
B5 [01:51] 7.7.png Ramones - Let’s Dance (Jim Lee) Punk
B6 [01:42] 8.4.png Ramones - I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk
B7 [02:12] 8.1.png Ramones - Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (John William Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Douglas Colvin, Erdélyi Tamás) Punk




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