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Hey, fucks, it's the Ramones. One could argue that they play Beach Boys-esque 60s rock and win. Their influences are firmly rooted in the British Invasion and before. On this, their first album, they play old fashioned rock/pop with cranked distortion and plenty of speed. Joey Ramone sings in a mock.
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Hey, fucks, it's the Ramones. One could argue that they play Beach Boys-esque 60s rock and win. Their influences are firmly rooted in the British Invasion and before. On this, their first album, they play old fashioned rock/pop with cranked distortion and plenty of speed. Joey Ramone sings in a mock-British accent, Johnny's guitar is a fucking buzzsaw, Dee Dee perfectly follows the beats, and Tommy supplys them aptly. They invent horror rock on songs like "Chainsaw", and songs like the closer "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World" show them being politically un-PC before Johnny Rotten had been wailing that he wanted a holiday in the sun... This is the "new" rock. If only every group they spawned had been as great or original as them, the punk scene might be a lot bigger and less isolationist.

The reissue adds a few demos and the UK single version of Blitzkrieg Bop (which you teeny bop fukkkers may recognize as that song with "hey ho, let's go!"). So many of you are so pathetic.

The score counts. This is a perfect album.

 

 
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devianter (December 22, 2010)

Dedricthere
meh. i do understand what ramones did for punk music. but sincerally, they are so outdated. it's like listening to beatles in 2010. my dad listens to that, and he's almost 60.

Dedricthere (December 12, 2010)

Devianter is a clown.

devianter (October 16, 2010)

Lol ramones suck. Just do what i did. Start playing every song from the middle and skip every of them every 5 seconds. it's ALL THE SAME,.Fuck this IS boring. It's like watching flies fuck. Well, more like listening flies fuck. Which is even more boring.

Petrrex (August 7, 2010)

One of best pop punk/punk rock bands

lovechuck (May 28, 2010)

you have found the best punk album of all time ....this album is so good you must own it

hhrules (December 18, 2008)

Every song on this album is amazing!!!!1

HeroineBob (June 8, 2007)

Y eah I was never a big fan of the ramones now or then... but you know they do have some good songs... I just can't by the poppy sound that I hear when I hear them... but I guess that is just me.... fuck it and fuck my opinion

JRr (November 11, 2006)

"dude these guys fucking blow. i have no idea why everyone liked them so much. i guess because they were a local band where i lived that actually was going somewhere..... maybe they were moving out of the shitter into the actual septic tank with all the other shit bands that all sound the same. these guys are scene fags and the guy who managed them in the getgo...yea you know who you are L, is a total cuntrag. the guy is a fucking idiot. hes like 47 who gets with 15 year old girls. that guys sounds like a real winner. anyways these guys blow ass and make even shitty bands such as the clash, the damned, etc sound like nothing i've ever heard before. but seriously, for those of you who enjoy whatever the fuck this is, have fun listening to it while you jerk off and write in your live journal."

Yeah, why don't you just fuck off you little douchebag? YOU'RE the fucking idiot, my friend! You can't type for shit so I have no fucking clue what bands you like or not, but they would not have excisted without the Ramones, so shut the fuck up. Go listen to your donkey-ball-bands and fuck your dog! And leave the Ramones the fuck alone, shithead..

JRr (November 11, 2006)

To the chickensh*it Good Charlott fan; LMAO! You like Good Charlotte better than the Ramones? HAHAHA!! Oh my god, yeah, it doesn't get more punk than that! Dude, you need to listen to this record again, and I mean REALLY listen, the tunes are catchy, the lyrics rule, and anyone can play this songs, not in the same way as the Ramones, but still.. it's great! Hey Ho! Let's Go!

ABedForLiars (September 3, 2006)

You can't go wrong.

Anonymous (April 25, 2006)

Musically this CD is a bit lacking. The Ramones early stuff is all so poppy. The reason this earns a 10 is because of the tremendous influence this album had on punk rock as a whole. If there had been no Ramones...well fuck, none of us would have probably ever gotten into punk...it probably wouldn't even exist (at least not in nearly the same way it exists today). For sheer sound, I would give this a 7, but because of its amazing influence (which deserves about a 100, but the scale won't go that high), I have no choice but to give this album a 10/10. AMAZING! FUCKING AMAZING!

Godfather (October 4, 2005)

perfection

Anonymous (September 28, 2005)

i love them all

Anonymous (September 28, 2005)

i love them all

Anonymous (September 24, 2005)

Just because you were the first doesn't mean you were the best, almost anything put today, if it were put out side by side with this would blow it away.

sean39 (April 20, 2005)

This is a great record by one of the best bands of all time. This is one of their best because it is with all of the original members. Dee Dee, Tommy, Joey, and Johnny. Every song on this album are great. I highly suggest to pick it up if you like The Ramones or dont really know a lot about them this is a great way to get into them.

Anonymous (March 17, 2005)

This album rocks

Anonymous (February 10, 2005)

rocket to russia is the worst one outta the first 4 albums

Anonymous (January 11, 2005)

A perfect score for this? No way. Rocket To Russia is a perfect album, and arguing with that is like arguing with an old fuckin smelly banana that your mom just won't throw out because she's too fat and addicted to percocet. Although not to take away from the Ramen's first amazing album which came out in god damned 1976!! FOR CHRISTS SAKE! Nineteen Flippity Sticks! This is the first real honest to goodness punk rock album. Full of simple, nasty, catchy little tunes drenched in as much melody as they are in heavily distorted guitars playing anywhere between 2 and 4 chords for the entire duration of songs while a bass guitar happily toes the company line to the rhythm of a clanky bare bones drum set that sounds like boom boom tchik boom boom tchik over and over and over again until you wanna sniff some glue! Oh, and it's fuckin FAST! Well at least compared to a fuckin god damn Sex Pistols song or somethin. Oh, and this guy named fuckin Johnny Appleseed sings in this ridiculous fuckin voice all over the fuckin thing like some kinda fuckin drug addict - seamlessly drifting between happy silly little love songs and more perverted shit like beating up rich kids, nazi's, chain saws, prostitutes, etc. ITS GREAT! What's bad about it? THREE SONGS SUCK! I'll leave it to you, the 13 year old idiot who is masturbating right now to decide which ones they are! HA! Now you have to listen to all of them!

Oh, and this was the first punk rock album, and arguably the first punk band. Sure other's did it much earlier, and you can go illegally download a Nuggets compilation to hear recorded proof of this, but the Ramones were the first to dedicate themselves entirely to the cause of making loud, fast, obnoxious songs. The Damned? Not til a year later! The Clash? Had a GREAT album out in '76 but when the Ramones started playing shows, "punk rock" wasn't even in joe strummer's vocabulary. The Zakary Thaks? NO! But they were a hell of a better punk band than say NOFX or some kind of bullshit like that!!!

Do yourself a favor and purchase the entire Ramones discography.

amk88 (September 6, 2004)

This shit is fucking awesome! Remember this was 1976. So to the boner who wrote below that it's generic, it's only generic now because so many of your shitty bands fucking copied them to death.

Anonymous (May 31, 2004)

Rock? Punk Rock? Who gives a fuck! This is it, the holy grail of good music. Love this Ramones!!!!!

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

Is this Punk? no. This is fucking Rock n'Roll.One of the greatest bands of all time.

Anonymous (April 4, 2004)

The Ramones suck. They are so generic. I think Good Charlotte have more complex songs than them.

gwapunkrock (March 26, 2004)

This is one of the best punk albums ever made and i love playin the songs on the drums...good stuff

GreenVandal (December 9, 2003)

15 year olds shouldnt be drinking beers BSD. Thats what Johnny law always tells me.

Anonymous (December 8, 2003)

No, because I threw a beer can at a kid with a GB shirt on once and hit him in the head and ran away.

-BSD

sk8punx4evr (December 8, 2003)

someone post a link to a picture of aaron bedard, i've never seen the guy. i'm interested.

as long as people are reviewing older cd's, somebody review a gorilla biscuits cd. that would be awesome. i'm demanding and i lack the ability to be sincere.

Anonymous (December 8, 2003)

damn it - i'm supposed to hate you, but alas, i cannot.
-Janelle

Greenvandal (December 8, 2003)

hahahahahaha

Arent you happy you stalk me now instead of him?

(no, im not turning into a dick like twat, I have documented proof that she is!)

oh jokes are funny...

Anonymous (December 8, 2003)

ok i'm just writing for the sake of writing...plus i can't stand coming to this review and seeing twat's comment right away...
-Janelle

Anonymous (December 6, 2003)

Seriously janelle I know I give you girl wood, but you live in another state it just wont work! Damn these good looks! Damn you god!
twat

Greenvandal (December 6, 2003)

Your a imposter!

Am I right?

Anonymous (December 6, 2003)

I steam for my man.

-BSD

Greenvandal (December 6, 2003)

Do you steam then? Or just laundormat it?

-!thiswasfunforaboutadayimdonenow!

Anonymous (December 6, 2003)

"Stop stalking me janelle. Can you iron my shirt?"

I don't know what to say...I stalk you? And no, cos I don't iron.
-Janelle

Anonymous (December 6, 2003)

Nooooo... "Go Girl Crazy" is nowhere near as good as "Rocket to Russia" in my book! The Dictators were more of a hard rock band than a punk one... Still, great band. I respect your opinion, because you're educated.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 6, 2003)

Dictators not as good as the Ramones? BSD, i gotta disagree- both are fucking equal in my book. "Go Girl Crazy" = Rocket to Russia.

Handsome Dick Manitoba for ruler of the (formerly) free world!

Greenvandal (December 6, 2003)

Considering your a twat, you really have no function but to have dicks shoved in you, so Id stop it with the witty shovenistic jokes dickhole.

-!getit!

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

And Twat likes "the Zep" too...

-BSD

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

That's weird to put out an album with only one long song on it.
twat

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

Stop stalking me janelle. Can you iron my shirt?
twat

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

oh and it was cool they played "Noise Annoys" and then went straight into "I Believe" - best part? nah - boredom, orgasm addict, ever fallen in love, and something's gone wrong again! fo sho
-Janelle

Greenvandal (December 5, 2003)

Ever fallen in love is a kikass song.

-!itssnowin!

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

Weird thing... They play the old re-recorded songs they first made in the Devoto days live? That's cool, just kind of odd.

"Oh yeah, ramones fans and other fans of good punk n' roll...you better go score yourself a copy of the Dictators 1978 album "Blood Brothers" its a fukken classic!"

I prefer "Go Girl Crazy", but yeah, the Dictators are like the underrated Ramones. Not as good, but close.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

yes i washed my hand...
here's a tentative set list:
BOREDOM!/Just Lust/I Don't Mind/Autonomy (dedicated to Strummer)/Oh Shit!/Harmony In My Head/Jerk/Love You More/Something's Gone Wrong Again!!/Wake Up Call/Driving You Insane/Keep On/Friends/Lester Sands/Noise Annoys/
Encore #1 = What Do I Get?/ORGASM ADICT!!!
Encore #2 = EVER FALLEN IN LOVE?!!/Times Up
Nice long set.

Greenvandal (December 5, 2003)

Oh that horny old buzzcock. Are you gonna wash your hand? I wouldnt. BUt then agian I never do anyway.

-!theriotcontinues!

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

All right people...
Anyway, BUZZCOCKS were EXTRAORDINARY last night. Damn, one of the most enjoyable shows...really! Highly recommended!
-Janelle
didn't hurt that Steve Diggle jumped off stage at the end, shaking many of the front rows' hands and lastly mine, which he kissed. ha

FortyMinutesWest (December 5, 2003)

"why dont you discuss how hot Forty is instead? "

So fucking hot...

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

"Who else was ripping shit up in the old days?"

2 words: dead boys

and this record = perfection

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

Oh yeah, ramones fans and other fans of good punk n' roll...you better go score yourself a copy of the Dictators 1978 album "Blood Brothers" its a fukken classic!

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

That's "thighs" you fucken hoodlum!

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

I want to stroke Janelle's tighs.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

In the UK you had... Chaos UK, Discharge, Disorder, the Exploited, Skeptix, G.B.H., and their countless number of imitators. Not to mention the Crass movement.

In America? MDC, the Consumers, the Dicks, the Dickies, Fear, etc. Most of those bands had been kicking it since the 70's...

So many more... Just get out there and learn.

-BSD

joeg (December 4, 2003)

"late 70's: Misfits, Early DK, black flag. yeah, the Ramones too.

Early 80's: Negative FX, D.R.I., The State, and of course, LARM.

Who else was ripping shit up in the old days"

minor threat of course, bad brains, circle jerks, agnostic front's victim in pain had some fast fuckers.

boba_fett (December 4, 2003)

okay guys calm down. let's stop squabling about things that dont matter and discuss something really important. for example, like how great i am.

(queue boba sucks comments)

Greenvandal (December 4, 2003)

greenvandal can't spell.
at all.

"they're = they are.
there = as in like, over there.

you're = you are.
your = belonging to you.

instead of playing magic, maybe you should go study something."

Yeah, im gonna fucking spell check the rants I type in 30 seconds.

I now I live by the philosophy of "when there is nothing to say, criticize spelling, thats how you make people think you are smart"

Oh douchey mcdouchersen, when will you learn?

Appearances dont matter you douches. Stop saying shit like that bout J cuz she is a girl, why dont you discuss how hot Forty is instead?

Buzzcocks rule!

-!seriouslythoughibetsheiskindofhot!

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

She has the prettiest ass I've ever seen.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

"was a pretty face" that's new...
-J
oh no, here come the endless posts by myself.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

...please don't ask me what the fuck i'm talking about...most of the time i just ramble incoherently, but once in awhile there's a gem in there. or not...
-J

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

Anyone doubting Janelle's beauty is a cuntrag. I've seen her myself, and let me tell you, she was a pretty face and an awesome body.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

yeah, i've contemplated registering...but i don't know; by not, i sort of keep my anonymous status in a way, although i do write my name. i don't want to give into THE MAN, i guess.
-Janelle

boba_fett (December 4, 2003)

holy fucking shit! that is weird janelle! in the past there's hardly been anybody impersonating others, except people used to impersonate fathead all the time (what happened to him?). people who impersonate others suck major cock. just another reasonw hy you should have to be registered to post comments.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

i find this really strange...the person impersonating BSD and myself (assuming it's the same person, of course) feels the need to explain ourselves when we are faced with a challenge. if there are any psych majors here, perhaps you should study the behaviour of this poster...
-Janelle
Yay!!!! BUZZCOCKS in 3 hours! ha ha you people (you know who you are) probably hate them! oh, ignorant ones...

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

"Fugazi lack integrity. They had behind their bullshit art school anti-fashion and they whore themselves to the mediocrity of a gullible, anti-Semitic, homophobic, independent scene.
People fail to realize that their "ethics" are just as much a marketing tool as anything else. You fuckkkers and twat-raping gunnyhole-lickers may argue that promoting yourself through ethical behavior is desirable, but I disagree. Its all marketing.
If Fugazi stood by their word and were not bullshit artists, then they would do absolutely nothing to pretentiously promote themselves, or others, jailwhore, and they would just sit there quietly. Then I could accept them.
But they don't do that. They sell their tickets at five bucks a pop, and they have a record label, exposing all sorts of bands that ride Ian's jock JUST TO GET SIGNED. That isn't a demonstration of ethical behavior... Its a man fulfilling his passion for having his cock ridden, deep in ass, all the way down to his shaven nuts.
THATS whats wrong with Fugazi, FORTY!

-BSD"

That wasn't me. I had an account here but lost the password.

-The Real BSD

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

"pps who the feck cares what happened to bobby mcferrin. what the FUCK does he have to do with anything on punknews.org?"

Read the thread thoroughly, and you shall see.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

greenvandal can't spell.
at all.

they're = they are.
there = as in like, over there.

you're = you are.
your = belonging to you.

instead of playing magic, maybe you should go study something.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

i'm not sure how a ramones album led to a discussion of fugazi and bobby mcferrin. however i have this to add.

i own most of fugazi's albums and am a huge minor threat fan. but when i saw fugazi at the tender age of 16 (i'm 25 now) they were a bunch of pretentious assholes. at the time i was pissed and my friends and i sold all our fugazi stuff back to local record stores. 9 years later i've learned that i can still listen to their music even though i know i'd never plunk down 6 bux again to see them live as i don't feel like being preached to about the futility of slam dancing and baboon testing.

ps the ramones are one of the fastest punk bands ever. maybe it didn't come across that way on some of their lp's but it's a fucking fact.

pps who the feck cares what happened to bobby mcferrin. what the FUCK does he have to do with anything on punknews.org?

Greenvandal (December 4, 2003)

BSD...that was seriously fucking stupid what you said.

Ethics are a marketing tool? I was unaware that marketing tools were supposed to actually decrease how much money and fame you get. They stood by those ideas through thick and thin despite how well shit was going, thats not a marketing tool, thats integrity.

And Ian has no control over how the bands on his label decide to run there careers. if they decide to hop onto a major from dishord, then good for them, I think its a further sign of his honest intentions that he doesnt shove the whole "stay on dischord like us" shit down there throats or try to sue them or anything.

Your gonna ridicule them for keeping show prices down...sharing there spotlight with bands they think are good...and selling cheap CD's?

If Ian as one for marketing schemes, he would be on majors getting multi million dollar advances and still beating the straight edge drum he accidentally created.

I know that douche bag had it coming for saying something so stupid about the ramones, but Fugazu usnt the bad to vent on. thats the porblem with these anonymous pricks, you have no one to vent on....

Anywho, Fugazi is not a marketing scheme. Just a band trying to give people things that they themselves would expect from a band they enjoyed.

Now where is my magic the gathering cards....I need a revive potion...

-!J-E-L-L-O!

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

Yeah, I gotta go with Mr. Pink on this one - he's not dead...yet.
-Janelle
actually even put out an album last year.

Mr_Pink (December 4, 2003)

"The same thing is wrong with Bobby McFerrin. He marketed himself as happy, telling people not to worry. Then he killed himself."

He's alive and doing very well, just dropped off of most peoples' radar when he said he'd never do that song again.

FortyMinutesWest (December 4, 2003)

I've always liked Fugazi because of their music, I don't know about anyone else. BSD, calm down, have a beer or something.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

And I suppose the Ramones have more integrity than Fugazi? Go suck on dicks, Fugazi-haters.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

Speed in punk rock, when did it start?

It seems that so many people are totally focused on the issue of speed in punk. While this record was pretty damn fast for its time, just a few years after it came out, several bands totally demolished the speed record. My picks for fastest bands of the late 70's and early 80's are as follows:

late 70's: Misfits, Early DK, black flag. yeah, the Ramones too.

Early 80's: Negative FX, D.R.I., The State, and of course, LARM.

Who else was ripping shit up in the old days?

dignin (December 4, 2003)

wow, Ive never heard such faulty logic and reasoning to put a band down. Congratulations BSD, you are a dumbass!

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

I partially agree with BSD. I appreciate Ian's work ethic, and dedication, but in the same sense, the label doesn't do a lot to promote their bands and so on. Living in the area, I have realized what a closed scene the DC one has become. I mean, yes, Fugazi plays free or cheap shows, and distributes cheap cd's through Dischord, but in the same sense, Fugazi does little in a touring sense. And when they do shows, usually only a handful of lucky people know when and where it will be. Don't get me wrong, I utterly respect Ian and his work, but it is such a doubled-edged blade.

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

should say hide, not had.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

Fugazi lack integrity. They had behind their bullshit art school anti-fashion and they whore themselves to the mediocrity of a gullible, anti-Semitic, homophobic, independent scene.
People fail to realize that their "ethics" are just as much a marketing tool as anything else. You fuckkkers and twat-raping gunnyhole-lickers may argue that promoting yourself through ethical behavior is desirable, but I disagree. Its all marketing.
If Fugazi stood by their word and were not bullshit artists, then they would do absolutely nothing to pretentiously promote themselves, or others, jailwhore, and they would just sit there quietly. Then I could accept them.
But they don't do that. They sell their tickets at five bucks a pop, and they have a record label, exposing all sorts of bands that ride Ian's jock JUST TO GET SIGNED. That isn't a demonstration of ethical behavior... Its a man fulfilling his passion for having his cock ridden, deep in ass, all the way down to his shaven nuts.
THATS whats wrong with Fugazi, FORTY!

-BSD

PS: The same thing is wrong with Bobby McFerrin. He marketed himself as happy, telling people not to worry. Then he killed himself.

Same exact thing!!!!

FortyMinutesWest (December 3, 2003)

What's wrong with Fugazi, BSD?

CallingLondon (December 3, 2003)

oh yeah and another thing. how can you call the ramones pop-punk? there was no punk before them, so they couldn't possibly be a poppy style of something that there was none of. they were punk. as punk as you can possibly get because they invented it.

funkisdead (December 3, 2003)

hmmm...

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

"The Ramones ARE boring and unoriginal.
They were a one-trick poney and deserve to be banned from stores all across the world for being so bad.

Now where's my Fugazi records?"

Yeah, I'm sure Ian shares a hatred with you for the father of all punk bands... Fuck off, you pretentious artsy twat.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

i agree, fuck that chick.

boba_fett (December 3, 2003)

"boba_fett, in order for "yay for objectifying women" not to be hypocritical, you would have to not watch porn or jerk off to your magazines. If you want to see REAL objectification of women, got to a site called MilfHunter, . com or something, but its called MilfHunter, and check out the CHEROKEE thing inparticular, thats the name of a women who is picked out by this FUCKHOLE on the street, and well youll see what happens. And im not a guy.
"

"in order for "yay for objectifying women" not to be hypocritical, you would have to not watch porn or jerk off to your magazines." gee i didnt realize that i did those things. i guess i shouldnt try to stand up for girls cause it appears you feel that you can do better by yourself.

and why the hell do you think i want to see "real" objectification of women? to reinforce my belief that i think its wrong? i dont need that.

so finally a big fuck you to you too.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

"mid-paced pop punk? first, they were not mid-paced. ESPECIALLY not for their time. they were faster than anyone around."

You are right - they were fast for their time and though their debut record may not be evidence of their quick tempo, it's only because they were somewhat FORCED to slow it down from their blazingly fast live performance. Come on, you all have heard of the 15 songs in 10 minutes (or whatever) thing early on at CBGBs - how they had to play the set 2X to fill their time slot. They made a conscious effort to slow it down for the record.
-Janelle

CallingLondon (December 3, 2003)

They may have originated the mid-paced pop punk sound, but they were too big of pansies to go any other direction after that.

mid-paced pop punk? first, they were not mid-paced. ESPECIALLY not for their time. they were faster than anyone around. second, you need to understand the passion these guys had for their music. punk did not start to be wonderful musical masterpieces. they were 4 kids who had a passion for rock and roll and just wanted to kick out some music. it's that which makes this such a great band. yes, eventually it was their lack of progression that made the band split up later, but that's besides the point. these guys started it all.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

decent, nothing better.

lunchbox (December 3, 2003)

i recently borrowed this cd from someone at school. i liked it alot. i really like the ramones but don't own any of their records. i plan on getting their anthology soon and maybe rocket to russia which i think is the best album they've done. but i've only heard three of their albums, so it's just the best out of what i have heard.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

i thought everyone liked the ramones. what the feck?

rage (December 3, 2003)

How can you criticize a band for "not going any other direction?" If anything, it pisses me off when bands go 'other directions,' look at American Steel. They were a top notch gritty punk band with amazing lyrics and awesome vocals and now they're a... emo band with amazing lyrics and awesome vocals but a sound that wants to make me puke. I'd prefer the ramones stay true to their sound than go off and release a fucking orchestral concerto or metal album (cough wattie).

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

typo oh no!!!!
-J
saw it right after i posted and was crushed (sarcasm)...really upset about what some anonymous people who i'll never meet or, quite frankly, care about would think...ha geezzz
But i do like how you have a major issue with me. funny and slightly intriguing.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

That's "your logic", Miss I-Write-Wordy-Reviews.

And yes, the Ramones were unoriginal. Every one of their songs sounded the same. They may have originated the mid-paced pop punk sound, but they were too big of pansies to go any other direction after that.

And Scott was the one complaining that the Mad Caddies lacked variety....

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

How could they be unoriginal when they were PIONEERS?
-Janelle
You're logic escapes me...

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

The Ramones ARE boring and unoriginal.
They were a one-trick poney and deserve to be banned from stores all across the world for being so bad.

Now where's my Fugazi records?

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

Just because they invented, or helped invent or whatever your stance on the whole fucking debate is, doesn't mean they're a great band. They're boring. If you've heard one song you've heard 'em all. Now if only all bands could get record deals for doing copious amounts of drugs...

--Bing Crosby

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

i was listening to the ramones since 78 when i was born. my mom and dad played this album as a burst forth from between me mums legs. something something punk rock blah blah something.

bands like the ramones and clash are tough to review cause they're fucking pioneers. no matter how you tackle one of their albums it's bound to piss someone off. bottom line. ramones = good.

p.s. janelle should only post one of her pictures if the rest of you post yours. i'm already laughing in anticipation of all the bad blue dye jobs and dog collars.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

One more thing - if anyone does ever write shit like that again, well, now you know it's not really me, I guess...oh well. I'd like to know who that was though...crazy bastard.
-J

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

Look, whoever you guys are, screw off. I don't feel compelled to let you know how I look, as I know I will be put down regardless of what you think of "me. I just wish you guys would grow up. It's really hurtful when you get bitched at 24/7 whenever you write a review or state an opinion. I hope you guys will give me a chance, because I'm really thinking about leaving this site for good if things don't get better for me.
-Janelle"

GUYS GUYS!!!! THIS IS NOT ME - Someone thinks they're cool and can pretend to be me...but it won't work. I'M NOT A BITCH AS YOU SHOULD KNOW BY NOW!!!!
-THE REAL Janelle (wasn't that a bratmobile record?)

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

and the only appropriate usage is in Amerikkka. If any of you conservative punks got a prob with that STICK IT UP YOUR ASS!!! My name from now in ANON!!!!!

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

and for fuckkks sake, taking advantage of a word that has a k in it and adding two more in words that dont call for it is stupid. I refer to the reveiwer teeny bop fuckkers. First, teeny boppers are stupid, but that doenst mean they got anything to do with the KKK or whatever. And you used it in the word fuckers, which makes it even more crap. And my name is Anonymous, stop everybody using it will you.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

gimme a break.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

The best punk album and one of the best rock n roll albums ever.

dignin (December 3, 2003)

I hope your not referring to me janelle, if so i am sorry, I was only jesting.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

janelle-don't pay attention to these jackoffs. that's why they post anonymously. they're fucking pathetic. (cue violin) i always enjoy reading your reviews and your comments. i think its awesome that girls (and knowledgeable ones at that)like you are involved in punk rock b/c god knows we need more lame fucks like those guys who are making the offensive comments. stick around! :)

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

Reviews that direly need to be submitted before the end of the year so they can make the 2003 lists:

1) Denali- The Instinct
2) The Fire Theft- S/T
3) The Shings- Chutes Too Narrow

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

dude these guys fucking blow. i have no idea why everyone liked them so much. i guess because they were a local band where i lived that actually was going somewhere..... maybe they were moving out of the shitter into the actual septic tank with all the other shit bands that all sound the same. these guys are scene fags and the guy who managed them in the getgo...yea you know who you are L, is a total cuntrag. the guy is a fucking idiot. hes like 47 who gets with 15 year old girls. that guys sounds like a real winner. anyways these guys blow ass and make even shitty bands such as the clash, the damned, etc sound like nothing i've ever heard before. but seriously, for those of you who enjoy whatever the fuck this is, have fun listening to it while you jerk off and write in your live journal.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

boba_fett, in order for "yay for objectifying women" not to be hypocritical, you would have to not watch porn or jerk off to your magazines. If you want to see REAL objectification of women, got to a site called MilfHunter, . com or something, but its called MilfHunter, and check out the CHEROKEE thing inparticular, thats the name of a women who is picked out by this FUCKHOLE on the street, and well youll see what happens. And im not a guy.

boba_fett (December 2, 2003)

"Is Janelle hot?"

comment of the day along with superdudes. yay for objectifying women.

the ramones own. personnaly my favorite song is pet cemetary. and their spiderman theme rocks. this score is for the ramones and the clash. 70's punk just rocks.

"blah blah blah... you werent around in the 70's... blah blah blah... youre an ass... blah blah blah"
anybody who says that is a major fuckhead. who gives a crap if you werent around then?

great review. great album. great band. great music.

FortyMinutesWest (December 2, 2003)

Uglier than Aaron Bedard? I think not.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

"So many of you are so pathetic."
i agree. great review and great album. one thing you forgot to mention though, the ramones are the ugliest band ever. even uglier than the guy from bane,who are great too.

joeg (December 2, 2003)

wow, this record hasn't been reviewed until now. this deserves a perfect 10.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

BSD, great review. Superdude.... funny shit.

superdude (December 2, 2003)

This review was good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Those guys look like the Monkeys

2. I just love the song 'Hey ho, let's go,' I never knew the Ramones covered it.

3. It would be pretty hard to form a band if everyone's name had to be "Ramone," and they had to play different instruments, and they had to want to be in your band.

4. Props for that

5. Isn't putting out a record on CBS selling out?

6...punks these days.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

The Ramones are trash. Why aren't they all fucking dead yet?

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

"No. I'd have to say the extras on here are only for Ramones addicts like myself..."

It's worthy of praise just for "You Should Never Have Opened That Door"!!!!
-Janelle

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

The first three are equal in my book. Equally great, that is.
-Janelle
I have Rocket, Road To Ruin, and Pleasant Dreams on vinyl...yeah...

Anyone else have SW's version of the entire s/t (Beat Is On The Brat) or The Queers' Rocket To Russia? I think they're cool.

aubin (December 2, 2003)

I agree with the guy below; "Rocket to Russia" is definitely my favourite. But I have a vinyl copy of this record framed on my wall, so it's got a special place in my heart too.

ilikebandssuchasopivy (December 2, 2003)

Fuck not another tatecore band!

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

yes perfect album.
still Rocket To Russia is better.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

"Fuck yeah, this album rules. Is this a Rhino reissue? They always load up the albums with quality extras (see Elvis Costello)."

No. I'd have to say the extras on here are only for Ramones addicts like myself... Which means they aren't that good, but somewhat surprising. They should have made a separate mini disc for that, though. The original album was better without it. Double versions can get annoying.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

"Fucktard....The review was good untill the "hey ho" holier than thou comment.....You are pathetic....."

Haha. At least I didn't say "if you like tatecore, you may know it as". Yeah, I'm pathetic because of other peoples ignorance. F off, runt.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

they were on sire, you dumb cunt.

honestly, change that to Sire.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

'bout time someone reviewed the ramones

Mr_Pink (December 2, 2003)

I meant among the punk kids, not Top 40. If a kid wants to make himself out to be punk rock or rebellious or whatever, he's going to lash out against anyone who tells him what he should be listening to. More than anything else, punk is reactionary. To radio, to your parents, to your government in a lot of cases, and to some guy saying "THIS is cool, what you like is shit."

at_the_drive_in_21 (December 2, 2003)

"The knee-jerk response to "Listen to this or you're a loser" is automatically going to be rejection."

I disagree - how do you explain the popularity of top 40 radio singles?

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

As influential as they were, this score is for the music, which lacks explosiveness. I'll take Strike Anywhere and Dillinger Four over this anyday.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Fuck yeah, this album rules. Is this a Rhino reissue? They always load up the albums with quality extras (see Elvis Costello).

funkisdead (December 2, 2003)

THIS is fucking punk rock.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Yay BSD!!! I simly loved the opening line. Classic.
As for the album, brilliant. This is it folks! Best songs (according to Yours Truly) I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement, Havana Affair, and a tie between Chain Saw and LOUDMOUTH!
Minimalistic lyrics, rudimentary technique - The Ramones are one of the few who pulled it off perfectly. For that reason, they kinda fit in the same category as DISCHARGE - raw, amateurish, yet powerful as all hell.
-Janelle

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

This is fuckin great and its an all time all ages clasic. I“m 15 and love this shit

Mr_Pink (December 2, 2003)

This IS a perfect album. I have to disagree with the pathetic comments though. You're not helping the cause of getting the kids to listen to the older stuff by calling them names. Yeah, it's ignorant to say "Fuck the Ramones," but kids are always going to say that about something they're force-fed. The knee-jerk response to "Listen to this or you're a loser" is automatically going to be rejection.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

I like the "Leave Home" re-release, with the live recordings from their first west coast show. But this is damn good too.

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

And get a job.....

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Yeah, like you were even born when this came out. Fucktard....The review was good untill the "hey ho" holier than thou comment.....You are pathetic.....

FortyMinutesWest (December 2, 2003)

Who the fuck is this band? Do they sound like Thrice? Just kidding BSD...

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