Ramones
Ramones


3.0
good

Review

by Elliott S. Edwards CONTRIBUTOR (107 Reviews)
July 14th, 2014 | 123 replies


Release Date: 1976 | Tracklist


If there's one thing I've always dreaded knowing its imminent arrival, it's that one day I will grow up in a world where my musical heroes won't be here, tangible, for the children to see; they will simply be relics along with Rimbaud and Fromm, chores for future generations to consume to appease the elders who dictate what we consider as 'art'. The recent news that Tommy Ramone had passed, the last surviving member of the Ramones, I felt more sobered than ever. It was now, it seemed, that the musical heroes had begun to fall. At a relatively young age, how can I cope knowing that when I reach the current age of the musicians I hold dear they will all be footnotes of rock? It's still difficult going through the exhilarating and youthful pop of Ramones knowing that the people who made it aren't actually walking and talking like you and me. But then the iconoclastic punk rockers were never built for this; do you think when Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy sat down and started writing "53rd & 3rd" and "Havana Affair" with pop culture and alienation in mind they did it knowing someday they'd be dead? Fuck no! If the Ramones deserve any funeral, it's listening to this prime slice of pop music, forgetting about your problems and all that shit that adults have to bother with. Hey Ho, Let's Go.

R.I.P. 'The Ramones'
Joey Ramone, 1951-2001
Johnny Ramone, 1948-2004
Dee Dee Ramone, 1951-2002
Tommy Ramone, 1949-2014




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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2014


7783 Comments


i don't even care

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BMDrummer
July 14th 2014


13721 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

What is this?

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2014


7783 Comments


a cenotaph

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2014


7783 Comments


just 'cos

deathschool
July 14th 2014


20609 Comments


Fuck why. Punk rock is why. RIP

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ElvisAlt12
July 14th 2014


106 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

:'(

MrSirLordGentleman
July 14th 2014


9555 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Don't do drugs kids

tommygun
July 14th 2014


26262 Comments


shit band nice eulogy pos

deathschool
July 14th 2014


20609 Comments


"shit band"

What the fuck, Tommy. Goddammit.

tommygun
July 14th 2014


26262 Comments


sup man

deathschool
July 14th 2014


20609 Comments


Not much. Just.... Well I'm not really doing anything with my life at the moment. What about you?

SnakeDelilah
July 14th 2014


16573 Comments


nice eulogy but why a 3?

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paradox1216
Emeritus
July 14th 2014


730 Comments


i guess he didn't wanna like impact the overall rating maybe?

This is cool

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2014


7783 Comments


just felt a 3

climactic
July 14th 2014


21907 Comments


so this is deff a review

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2014


8255 Comments


At least its better than all the other reviews for this album. Very nice write-up for what it's worth.

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trackbytrackreviews
July 14th 2014


2981 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

neg in spirit

Necrotica
July 14th 2014


10584 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

huh

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2014


7783 Comments


why the hate fellas

eddie95
July 14th 2014


675 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Never really liked the Ramones, but anyway it's sad to watch one's heroes fall one by one



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