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The Ramones are the first punk rock band. Other bands, such as the Stooges and the New York Dolls, came before them and set the stage and aesthetic for punk, and bands that immediately followed, such as the Sex Pistols, made the latent violence of the music more explicit, but the Ramones crystallized the musical ideals of the genre. By cutting rock & roll down to its bare essentials -- ... Read more in Amazon's Ramones Store

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  • Vinyl (25 July 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0052T7I18
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,128 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Cretin Hop
2. Rockaway Beach
3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
4. Locket Love Version
5. I Don't Care
6. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
7. We're A Happy Family
Disc: 2
1. Teenage Lobotomy
2. Do You Wanna Dance
3. I Wanna Be Well
4. I Can't Give You Anything
5. Ramona
6. Surfin' Bird
7. Why Is It Always This Way

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Aug. 2001
Format: Audio CD
The Ramones' third album, released in 1977, and in my opinion absolutely their best work. Detractors may argue that it's merely a continuation of the same high-energy back-to-basics garage punk that filled their previous two records, but there are subtle differences - not only a pair of cover versions, Do You Wanna Dance and Surfin' Bird, but a tighter, cleaner sound and some of their best songs, including Teenage Lobotomy, Cretin Hop and the chart single Sheena Is A Punk Rocker. The remixed and remastered CD release boasts no less than six bonus tracks - which, at Ramones speed, probably adds about nine minutes to the playing time! This is a classic rock album, and an essential purchase if you have the slightest interest in punk rock. It just doesn't get any better than this. Gabba-gabba hey!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
If you only ever buy one Ramones album, buy this one. It's truly outstanding. Underneath the speed-drive that epitomised the Ramones, the harmonies are magical.
It's Punk meets the Beach Boys, with a big splash of humour thrown in.
The world's a sorrier place without Joey Ramone, and this album tells you why.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By michael_m on 12 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Until you've heard the Ramones, it's easy to dismiss the music as 'punk', as that's what pretty much everyone describes it as, but then you would be missing something important - this is not punk in any respect other than they were part of the New York punk scene in the mid 70's. The Ramones would be the first ones to admit that they couldn't really play their instruments that well, but rather than learn to play better or disguise the lack of ability with shock values as their peers did, they simply played within their limits and stayed there.
This is probably the best starting point for anyone new to the Ramones, as it contains so many of their best songs. By the time they reached this album (their third), they had hit the right formula for songwriting, and wrote some great pop songs. It must seem strange to hear that - pop songs from a punk band? This is no ordinary band though!
If 'Rockaway' beach had been recorded by a west coast surf act in the 60's, it would have become a huge hit around the world, and if 'Sheena is a Punk Rocker' didn't have the heavily distorted guitar, it could have been a bubblegum pop hit in the late 60's or early 70's. However, that wasn't the case, and we were lucky enough to get the Ramones as they were, warts and all.
Every song here is a fantastic piece of melodic songwriting within a DIY minimalist wall of sound wrapper. It's almost impossible to be with a group of friends and not find at least one that likes the Ramones. The main reason that most people don't like the Ramones though is that they haven't heard them yet...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alex Ross on 19 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is really the Ramones at their best. I just got Rocket to Russia for my Birthday not so long ago and this album really is a masterpiece. 'I don't care' is a generations anthem, a real classic, there is a special edition Rocket to Russia. With a few B-sides including 'It's a Long Way Back To Germany' Which equals just about every track on the album. So get that one for around the same price. It also features Sheena is a Punk Rocker single version. This is really a great album, you must buy this!
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By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Feb. 2010
Format: Audio CD
The first three albums topped with live at the Rainbow, are the foundation for any real quest to inhabit the world; a child trust fund, ready and waiting for when when the amniotic sac ruptures. It should be provided free as a welcome to the world you have now been born into. This is what it is going to be like from now on.

The Ramones celebrated life, not caring, freedom, against intellectual fakery whilst pulverising the beat devoid of the bells and whistles of the meander. They believed in route 1. Dressing down to perfection they overlaid an industrial metronome and fused it with electronic, noise frisson. Real sounds for the permanently switched on. They created he buzzzzzzzz.

Now they have all died, a void exists. Often emulated in weak inferior copies; even deadthey can still beat the brats into any punk rock nirvana. They existed in a perpetual state of personal and political tension, not speaking to each other for years. Alive; they tore through their performances with unrelenting demonic drive.

Rocket to Russia was meant literally, an invitation to attack, an album launched in the midst of the cold war. Johnny Ramone, the beaten son of a military machine, embraced Daddy's ideology whilst sticking out a middle finger from the front. Cheering, genial George was his last attempt at artistic suicide. He had driven everyone else away with his perversity, why not his bemused audience?

This is Bubblegum coated with caustic soda, the Ramones confronted the real issues. "We're a happy family, me mum and daddy." Perhaps the first time family internal strife had been lifted form the taboo. "I don't care"; an ode to nihilism, "Cretin Hop", "I wanna be well" and "Teenage Lobotomy", all parodies of adult patronisation.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
For a few years in the late 70s The Ramones were probably the most perfect pop group ever. No, that's right I didn't say "punk group", I said POP GROUP. The Ramones had great melodies, hooks and, lets face it, a great look. Although it sounded very plug in and play in ethos, there is a mathematical precision about the music but that don't stop it being the most life affirming sound your every likely to hear. If Rockaway Beach isn't just the most delicious slice of pop ever cooked up I don't know what is.
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