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|1. Blitzkrieg Bop|
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|6. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue|
|7. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement|
|9. Havana Affair|
|10. Listen To My Heart|
|11. 53rd & 3rd|
|12. Let's Dance|
|13. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You|
|14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World|
|15. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Demo)|
|16. Judy Is A Punk (Demo)|
|17. I Don't Care (Demo)|
|18. I Can't Be (Demo)|
|19. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Demo)|
|20. I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed (Demo)|
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Their loud, proud, fast, furious, stupendously influential debut- Blitzkrieg Bop; Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue; Let's Dance; Beat on the Brat; 53rd & 3rd , and the rest of the original 1976 LP. Includes eight bonus tracks: three unreleased demos, the single version of Blitzkrieg Bop and more!
The Ramones' April 1976 debut, recorded for little more than $6,000, long ago passed into legend. Its exalted status as the inspiration for thousands of punk bands worldwide, though, hasn't overshadowed its monolithic roar, the knowing hilarity of its lyrics ("Judy Is a Punk" crams the SLA, the Ice Capades, and a salute to Herman's Hermits into a 90-second frame), and the impulse to blast it for everyone within earshot: Hey, listen to this. Embracing and rewriting rock & roll history at once, Ramones speeded up heavy music, adding a pop patina to songs inspired by horror movies and glue sniffing, and claiming a great Chris Montez tune ("Let's Dance") from the supposedly fallow period that had fallen between Elvis and the Beatles. Absurdist, yeah (how could anything with Joey's super-affected Liverpool-via-Queens accent be otherwise?) and also smart: "Havana Affair" is the greatest song about the cold war this side of Dylan. This remastered edition complements the original LP with a slew of demos, including a Spectoresque "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," and the single version of "Blitzkrieg Bop," that, equally prophetically, puts Joey's vocal through a mixing trick that makes him sound like he's on the mic at a football game. --Rickey Wright
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Okay, to clear something up. Some people are saying that the Ramones are more pop-punk, and that they did not actually start the era, but artists like The Stooges, New York Dolls, the Velvet Underground, T. Rex, and MC5 did. This is both true and false. Those five artists may have helped start an all-new sound, but the Ramones were more influenced by the likes of the Beach Boys and The Beatles than any of those three. They wanted to play music that was unlike anything else at the time, becasue like many others they were dissatisfied with the current pompous and exaggerated music. When this album was released in 1976, it sparked hundreds of other bands, calling themselves "Punk". The Ramones were the first band to truely be a punk-rock band. Once that was established, The Stooges and those bands becames known as Pre-Punk.
Buy this album.
The record sounds more like a best of collection, with classics like "Judy is a punk" and the blatantly titled "Now I wanna sniff some glue." (That is probably the greatest song title ever, next to NOFX's "I Live In a Cake").
But don't take my word for it. These guys have been showered in praise all over the musical world, and I'm just one more bleating voice in the endless flock that eternally screams the greatness of the Ramones. But I'll tell you, the flock is right. The Ramones simply rock.
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A must have for your collection. One of the original punk bands who pioneered the way for an unbelieveable musical generation.Published 14 months ago by Duncan Gemmell
Classic punk rock album. This is a must have for any punk rock fan. Heck, this is a must have for a fan of rock music in general. This pressing looks and sounds fantastic.Published on July 18 2014 by David Blanchard
Great live album, in beautiful grey vinyl check it out a real collectors item.Only problem
I had was that the corner of the cover was creased.
I'd heard a lot about the ramones but had never actually listened to them, and then I found out it was them who did blitzkrieg bop (which I like), so I decided to add this CD to an... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2008 by S. Harchun
I don't care if its repetitive and that its only 26 minutes long I love this album. I love how punk music has turned into this whole stylized fashion show of suburban kids parading... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2005 by Kathleen YO!