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Ramones

5 Nov. 2013 | Format: MP3

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Never underestimate the power of music. When I first heard this album in 1976 it changed my life. I'd always loved music but in the mid seventies the only guitar-based music coming out was prog rock or teenybop. This LP, the Ramones' first, changed all that - forever. It had fourteen songs in half an hour (the longest was 2:35!) and the songs had titles like 'Blitzkrieg Bop' and 'Beat On The Brat'. This was neither prog rock nor teenybop! The production harked back to the early days of rock 'n' roll in that the primitive recording made it sound loud at any volume. The bass guitar was in the left speaker and the rhythm guitar was on the right, with the drums and vocals in the middle - and virtually no overdubs! Back then, a Nick Kent review in the NME said something like "this record will destroy your speakers" and although time has lessened it's shock value, time cannot diminish this albums' power. It's hard to believe that anyone hasn't already got this record. If you like punk then you should already have this. If you're a music historian you'll already know that this album is as influential as "Sgt Pepper". If you drive a car you'll need this blasting out as an antidote to all the dullards driving around with disco music at full volume.

Rhino Records have done a fabulous job on all the other Ramones 2001 reissues - "Leave Home", "Rocket To Russia" and "Road To Ruin" are all essential purchases - and this album is no exception. The mastering is far superior to any previous Ramones CD compilations/reissues, being as close to the original (vinyl!) sound as is possible. The sleeve notes are extensive (and actually written by someone who was there) and the booklet is packed with rare photos, the lyrics and the original artwork.
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By A Customer on 2 Oct. 2005
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Essential listening! if you buy any album in the next year and you don't already have this (where have you been!) buy it as this is a classic.
The Ramones are the godfathers of punk and this album probably encouraged a whole generation of bands to give it a go. The album does sound a bit like an angry wasp trying to explode and the Ramones rip through a bunch of great songs from the anthem Blitzkreig Bop to true love songs like Chainsaw and I wanna be your Boyfriend.
Love this album it is simply great. Rest in peace Johnny, Joey and Dee Dee you can be proud of this.
I have to say this is probably my favourite and most listened to album of all time.
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By Keith M TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 July 2012
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There is probably no more archetypal an image of 1970s punk than that on the cover of The Ramones seminal 1976 debut album. If you look closely for a moment, not only are the drainpipe jeans de rigueur for this mob (unlike the more posey straps, buckles, chains, colours (even) prevalent with other bands of the era), but Joey's example are particularly impressive - at least two inches narrower than those of his fellow bandmates (to fit his legs obviously), and displaying the hole in the kneecap (hooray!). The 'origin of punk (music)' is, of course, a topic that has been debated ad infinitum. Suffice to say that whilst its (historic) origins might be traced back to the likes of the MC5, Iggy and the Stooges, and The New York Dolls (even), and, whilst the UK scene has its own pioneers (Pistols, Damned, Clash - probably in that order), I don't think there can be any doubt that this bunch from Queens, New York personified (and inspired) the genre more than any other band.

This magnificent debut album has lost none of its power, immediacy and inspiration in the 36 years (!) since its release. What might come as something of a surprise is that within this collection of 14 gems (the longest of which is around two and a half minutes), there are actually some beautiful melodies, notably on the two 'romantic' songs I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend and Listen To My Heart. Otherwise, we have a mesmerising collection of two or maybe three chord wonders (I've just read that Loudmouth has 'six major chords and is a harmonically complex piece' - that can't be right, surely?) whose subject matter covers all things militaristic (Nazis, Vietnam), urban violence, horror films, male prostitution and all things punky.
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By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Mar. 2010
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The big bang theory began with the emitting cries of joy when the needle stylus punctured the grooves on this album and the euphoric residue mainlined through the tinny speakers creating a warm ready brek glow of glee. As the album progressed it became an instant hit, requiring constant play to keep the world at bey, it was only a matter of time before I and everyone around became hooked on Beat on the Brat, Now I wanna Sniff, Blitzkrieg Bop, Basement; the metronomic supertanker of an album pushing all before.

The big bang sank nearly everything pre Ramones into the hidden albums section. They only came out at night, defamed chained prisoners of doodling excess banished to the nether regions of Cimmeria. Inside the dungeon of excess went Yes, Pink Floyd, Peter Frampton, Genesis, ELP, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant, Wishbone Ash, Caravan the chains set to hard and heavy they have never been released for good behaviour.

The reason why is the Ramones liberated Fun, one finger salute exuberance, racket and roll orgy, dumb as an art statement, straight jeans leather jackets, white T's. Back to Basics Colonel Tom as opposed to the doodling sounds of the Bank Manager son.

These sounds are the roars of a tectonic shift as the cultural plates collided throwing up tsunamis of change. Out of the chaos new visions were formed, vistas and horizons shaped and moulded.

It was all done with guitar, bass and vocals by four men from New York who turned back to the Elvis spirit of 56 linked to the 60's punk snarl of bands such as the Sonics, Pretty Things, Searchers and the Rivieras. The Ramones just stripped it all back, added some New York attitude and relaunched the rock and roll party of John Waters as opposed to the brand leader Roger Waters.
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