Ramones
Ramones


5.0
classic

Review

by grungekicksmetalsass USER (12 Reviews)
July 26th, 2007 | 5 replies | 7,958 views


Release Date: 1976 | Tracklist


I was never really into The Ramones until I heard this album. I noticed how many classic ratings their debut got, so I picked up this expanded edition. This album has everything a punk rocker can want. The original album plus demos of some of their best songs. It really is a classic album.


I love the humorous lyrics. Beat on the Brat in particular. "Beat on the brat with a baseball bat". This is a band that liked strange song titles like I don't wanna go back in the Basement. Whether any of these lyrics were personnal in any sense is a mystery to me, but regardless it's hysterical.



The guitar work is done well. Traditional power chords throughout that are sometimes palm muted, but don't get boring. The drumming is somewhat similar in most songs with simple bass drum-hi hat- snare combo. As well as the bass copying the guitar while at a reasonable volume, at least for a bass anyway.



The song writing is strong. With the good instrumentation beside Joey Ramones fun lyrics makes most songs a joy to listen to. There are some songs however that fall short like I wanna be your Boyfriend. Songs like that are too typical and everyone's heard a song about lust at some point in their life. But other songs like I don't wanna go back in the Basement, Judy is a Punk, Beat on the Brat, and Blitzkrieg Bop are spectacular and are the songs that I reccomend listening to first.



The demo's aren't really anything special to speak of. Mainly just demo's of songs already on the record along with some songs that aren't. But this is the best Ramones album i've heard so far, so who knows the next one i'll get(Rockets to Russia perhaps?) But it's easy to see why this album is so respected.



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grungekicksmetalsass
July 26th 2007



62 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Probably should of been a soundoff. It looked longer than that but whatever. As long as I get the point across, I don't give a shit.

descendents1
July 26th 2007



702 Comments


You got the point across that it really should have been a soundoff.

nickpcharrette
July 26th 2007



110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yea that shoulda been a soundoff

Zebra
Moderator
July 27th 2007



2647 Comments


You're off to a good start, try adding a little more detail onto this review or else I'm gonna have to convert it into a soundoff.

MrKite
July 27th 2007



5020 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is pretty good but I prefer listening to it without the bonus tracks.



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