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5.0 out of 5 stars bop till you drop
listening to this album for the first time in years i,d forgotten(or had,nt realised) how brilliant it is.the classic rock,n,roll of i wanna live,bop till you drop and i know better now mixed with (beach boys)real cool time (bay city rollers)bye bye baby,the monster munch go lil camera go,garden of serenity with the gothic backing vocals and lose my mind another brilliant...
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3.0 out of 5 stars "Forgotten" Ramones album contains a few gems
If there was such a thing as a forgotten Ramones album, it would be this. Not one which tops any da brudders fans' "best of" polls of Ramones albums, Halfway to Sanity nevertheless contains a few gems - though it is also patchy and downright contradictory in places.
Kicking off defiantly with "I Wanna Live", the Ramones 10th studio album quickly...
Published on 19 Dec 2000 by Mr R Crangle


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bop till you drop, 31 Dec 2001
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This review is from: Halfway to Sanity (Audio CD)
listening to this album for the first time in years i,d forgotten(or had,nt realised) how brilliant it is.the classic rock,n,roll of i wanna live,bop till you drop and i know better now mixed with (beach boys)real cool time (bay city rollers)bye bye baby,the monster munch go lil camera go,garden of serenity with the gothic backing vocals and lose my mind another brilliant dee dee punk bash make this underated and probably forgotten ramones record better than most bands best album.dont beleve the critics and some of the fans every ramones album is essential.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Real Cool Time indeed..., 13 Aug 2004
This review is from: Halfway to Sanity (Audio CD)
Pretty much maligned by critics and some fans,I reckon the album stands up pretty well.It's got the lot!Terrific chugga-chugga guitars on Bop 'til You Drop,choruses that are scorched on to your brain after one listen(check out A Real Cool Time,a Ramones gem)and a fabulous turn from Joey on Bye Bye Baby.Debbie Harry throws in a few "oooh ooohs" on Go Lil' Camara Go and Dee Dee belts out the frantic punker I Lost My Mind.A couple of tracks find the band on automatic pilot(notably I know Better Now and I'm Not Jesus)but let's face it,da Brudders on cruise control are head and shoulders above most bands!Play Loud!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars "Forgotten" Ramones album contains a few gems, 19 Dec 2000
This review is from: Halfway to Sanity [VINYL] (Vinyl)
If there was such a thing as a forgotten Ramones album, it would be this. Not one which tops any da brudders fans' "best of" polls of Ramones albums, Halfway to Sanity nevertheless contains a few gems - though it is also patchy and downright contradictory in places.
Kicking off defiantly with "I Wanna Live", the Ramones 10th studio album quickly hits its stride. Side one never lets up the pace - Joey's unique tones perfectly complemented all the way through by Johnny's trademark punk-guitar delivery. However, the brudder with the greatest influence is Dee Dee, who takes songwriting credit for most of the songs. The ultracore "I lost My Mind" (on which Dee Dee also takes on the vocals) and "I'm Not Jesus" are stunning. By contrast, Joey's more pop orientated pieces such as "Real Cool Time" and "Bye Bye Baby" disappoint somewhat. "Death of Me" seems to hint at a Ramones middle-age crisis as Joey feels that too many late nights and the morning after are taking their toll. Brighter spots are when NY bosom buddy Debbie Harry lends a welcome vocal or two on "Go lil Camaro Go" and the album finishes strongly with "Worm Man" - though the final refrain of "I Wish I was Dead, I Wish I was Dead" seems a complete contradiction of the opening track.
Not a "Rocket to Russia" by any means - but the Ramones average albums are still better than most peoples' best.
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