Thursday, January 8, 2009


The Ramones' self titled deblut album, released in 1976, is a masterpiece of punk, the proto-type from which many American punk bands would follow. The Ramone's approach was simple yet unique: Stripped down, primitve, early rock and roll sped up and amplified to the extreme with purposefully mindless and irresponsible lyrics. Clocking in at less than 30 minutes long, their debut packs a powerful, quick punch, with hooks that make you want to come back again and again. Every song on this album is unforgettable, from the classic opening track "Blitzgreig Bop", to 'Beat on the Brat" and the horror movie inspired "Chainsaw", to "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue". Fourteen songs total. All mindless, addictive, gleeful fun. My all time favorite Ramones album.
Here's "Chainsaw" and "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue".


Kny said...

Nobody can touch Joey and the boys.

The Lightning Bug said...

Probably one of the most formative albums in the evolution of rock. The Ramones in essence created a genre, and this album perfectly encapsulates it.