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Hometown: Forest Hills, NY (USA)

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The Ramones were many things, and gloriously so, from the moment of their inception in Forest Hills, New York, in 1974, until their final concert, #2,263, in Los Angeles on August 6, 1996.

They were prolific – releasing 21 studio and live albums between 1976 and 1996 – and professional, typically cutting all of the basic tracks for one of those studio LPs in a matter of days. They were stubborn, a marvel of bulldog determination and cast–iron pride in a business greased by negotiation and compromise. And they were fun, rock n' roll's most reliable Great Night Out for nearly a quarter of a century. Which seems like a weird thing to say about about a bunch of guys for whom a show, in 1974 or '75, could be six songs in a quarter of an hour.

The Ramones were also first: the first band of the mid–'70's New York punk rock uprising to get a major–label contract and put an album out; the first to rock the nation on the road and teach the British how noise annoys; the first new American group of the decade to kick the smug, yellow–bellied shit out of a '60s superstar aristrocracy running on cocaine–and–caviar autopilot.

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Reviews

Ramones End Of The Century: The Story Of The Ramones [DVD]

Ramones

End Of The Century: The Story Of The Ramones [DVD] (2005)

Rhino

Ramones Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits

Ramones

Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits (2002)

Rhino

Ramones Greatest Hits Live

Ramones

Greatest Hits Live (1996)

Radioactive

Ramones ¡Adios Amigos!

Ramones

¡Adios Amigos! (1995)

Radioactive

Ramones Acid Eaters

Ramones

Acid Eaters (1993)

Radioactive

Ramones  Mondo Bizarro

Ramones

Mondo Bizarro (1992)

Radioactive Records

Ramones Loco Live

Ramones

Loco Live (1992)

Sire

Ramones Brain Drain

Ramones

Brain Drain (1989)

Sire Records

Ramones Ramones Mania

Ramones

Ramones Mania (1988)

Sire Records

Ramones Halfway to Sanity

Ramones

Halfway to Sanity (1987)

Sire

Ramones Animal Boy

Ramones

Animal Boy (1986)

Sire

Ramones Too Tough to Die

Ramones

Too Tough to Die (1985)

Sire

Ramones Subterranean Jungle

Ramones

Subterranean Jungle (1983)

Sire

Ramones Pleasant Dreams

Ramones

Pleasant Dreams (1981)

Sire

Ramones End of the Century

Ramones

End of the Century (1980)

Sire

Ramones It's Alive

Ramones

It's Alive (1979)

Sire

Ramones Rocket to Russia

Ramones

Rocket to Russia (1977)

Sire

Ramones Leave Home

Ramones

Leave Home (1977)

Rhino/WEA

Ramones Rocket To Russia

Ramones

Rocket To Russia (1977)

Sire

Ramones Leave Home

Ramones

Leave Home (1977)

Sire Records

Ramones Ramones

Ramones

Ramones (1976)

CBS

Ramones Ramones

Ramones

Ramones (1976)

Sire

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Interviews

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Tommy Ramone (Ramones)

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 12:34 AM (EDT)

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