Ramones - Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits (Cover Artwork)


Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits (2002)


This album is basically a compilation of Johnny Ramone's favorite songs. Johnny handpicked these songs because he was always a fan of the heavy, or "tougher" songs, unlike, say, Joey, who loved the poppier songs.

It offers the standard hits: "I Wanna Be Sedated," "Blitzkreig Bop," "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker," etc. etc. It also has some of the best little-known songs like "I'm Against It," "Glad to See You Go" and, my personal favorite Ramones song, "Outsider."

That's one of the best parts about it -- the album includes songs that weren't even singles and some I didn't even know of. But that's also one of the bad parts of the album. It contains some songs like "The Crusher" and "Main Man" that were recorded most likely in the '90s, and I can't even tell if they were recorded with Joey Ramone or not.

One of the best parts of the album is the booklet that has old pictures, the entire history, and band member bios. Overall, this is a basic Ramones greatest hits album. If you can afford one, get one of the huge box sets, because they're always the best. However, if you're strapped for cash, pick this up. I'm gonna say that this is a very affordable, very soild alternative to the extremely expensive box sets. I recommend this to people that maybe have heard a few songs by the Ramones and maybe own an album or two that want to get the best songs by the first punk band ever. Yeah, I said it.