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Dee Dee Ramone / Terrorgruppe - Split CD (Cover Artwork)

Dee Dee Ramone / Terrorgruppe

Dee Dee Ramone / Terrorgruppe: Split CDSplit CD (2002)
Trash 2001

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: moldyMoldy
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When Dee Dee Ramone passed away earlier this year, the punk community was again in mourning over the loss of another one of the founders' of punk rock. Dee Dee's bass guitar powered the Ramones trough each and every song, while only utilizing three chords and speed, he was able to not only make som.
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When Dee Dee Ramone passed away earlier this year, the punk community was again in mourning over the loss of another one of the founders' of punk rock. Dee Dee's bass guitar powered the Ramones trough each and every song, while only utilizing three chords and speed, he was able to not only make some of the best music ever. But more importantly he inspired every kid with a guitar, an attitude, and a dream to form a band. With his passing German label Trash2001 knew that they had to do something to not only honor him, but release some of his last recordings to his fans. The end result is a split with the two last songs Dee Dee recorded, and two from German pop-punkers Terrorogruppe.

The first song I Got a Right to Lover Her if I Want To, is a Ramones' style love song to his wife. I really liked this song, in that the message was I don't care what others think this is the woman I love and the rest of you can go to hell. His next offering Horror Hospital, is a harder sounding song that is a little depressing since it is a song about how much he hates being in rehab and would rather self medicate his pain with drugs. I have mixed feelings for this song. While I enjoyed the music, the lyrics of a depressed junkie wanting more drugs just seemed really desperate and pathetic.

Terrorgruppe are a pop-punk group that follows up with a great Ramones sounding tribute song titled Dee Dee. The song sounds like it could be a lost Ramone song, but it makes it's distinguish itself by possibly being the only punk song with chimes in it. The song just talks about the greatness of the Ramones and that with only three fast chords they were able to kill the "prog-rock dinosaurs" and will always be in our memories. The next is a live cover of Sunny, which is some song from the 60's but I can't remember who did it, but it sounds familiar as hell. There is also a video for Sunny on this disc which features Yuppies beating up janitors, street musicians, and playing racket ball in an office lobby, funny stuff.

The cover art for this was also painted by Dee Dee and his wife, and it's a cool painting, while the inside features a four page booklet of people saying good-bye. This is a fitting tribute/last effort by the man that created punk rock. If you're a Ramones' fan you should pick this up as a way to good bye to the man that did so much for punks.

 

 
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Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

MTV is pretty lame.... but MTV2 did just have punk weekend with a tribute to the Sex Pistols and the Clash. I think even MTV understands how amazing and important these bands were.....

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

Agreed. MTV sucks, and so do the tastes of all of its avid viewers.

Anonymous (December 15, 2002)

But hell, three cheers for three great bands: The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and the Clash. They make anything made today look like a slab of shit on the sidewalk.

It's just too bad MTV and it's followers will never admit that/hear it/or accept it.

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

But the Clash never really targeted monarchy... They targeted other equally bad people, like cops, but that had all been done before. Ever since the 60s people had been making songs with anti-cop messages. When the Pistols made "Anarchy in the UK" and "God Save the Queen", people were outraged because it had never been done before. The most political songs the Clash made on their first two albums were probably against capitalists and cops, not the monarchy. But hell, three cheers for three great bands: The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and the Clash. They make anything made today look like a slab of shit on the sidewalk.

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

I wouldn't call it naive, like the guy a couple posts down, it was more of a statement of outrage of what was going on in the world. They knew what they were talking about, you didn't have to agree with it all, but you knew what they were saying is what was going on.

They kicked ass, that band still can kick the ass of most of these "punk" bands out in the forefront now.

punkcorekid (December 13, 2002)

To the guy a few posts down, I do like the Sex Pistols, I was just stating that the Ramones started it, not the Sex Pistols.

waste_elite (December 13, 2002)

please, the clash's "political message" pre londing calling was more of a statement of outrage than a true revolutionary message or alternative to the monarchy. that doesn't mean it's naive.

same thing with the sex pistols.

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

The Clash were great, but their "political message" was pretty naive until London Calling came out. Of their earlier stuff, I prefer the songs about how shitty the radio is and fighting the law. They could be classified as "politcal" songs, but I heavily doubt that those songs were looking for serious alternatives to the monarchy. Political punk was bound to happen some time, the Sex Pistols just did it first and best.

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Don't forget The Clash, they took the whole political message in punk to an entire new level, in fact, they took punk to a whole new level period.

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

The Ramones were great. They started punk.

The Sex Pistols were great. They gave it a cause with out ripping off the Ramones.

Why can't Ramones fans and Sex Pistols fans agree on that for once? Thats the conclusion I came to after reading about the subject and listening to a whole crap load of albums. Anybody in here like PiL? You people have probably never even heard of them.

Great album.

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

"I don't wanna be a pinhead no more, I just met a nurse that i could go for" Greatest...Band...Ever

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

gabba gabba we accept you we accept you one of us!

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Let's all give a nice big "GABBA GABBA HEY!" for the Ramones.

GABBA GABBA HEY!

moldy (December 10, 2002)

whoops my bad, he plays guitar on this album and he did do alot of songwriting. Oh well before everyone says it, im a dumbass, and there's the proof

lalombriz (December 10, 2002)

agreed.

TheOneTrueBill (December 10, 2002)

"The Ramones started punk, not the Sex Pistols...let the arguing begin."

no need to argue if it's true

fat_city_magazine (December 10, 2002)

Moldy, I don't know if you can edit this review but you might want to fix part of your lead before the flaming. Dee Dee was The Ramones' bass player, Johnny was the guitarist. He did write a lot of the guitar parts but ...

porkpie (December 10, 2002)

who are the ramones? shit, this review has me confused! -brent

Punkcorekid (December 10, 2002)

R.I.P. Dee Dee and Joey. The Ramones started punk, not the Sex Pistols...let the arguing begin.

kirbypuckett (December 10, 2002)

I would like to hear this, good review Moldy.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/~uw/
(Goodbyes have been said)

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