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Road To Ruin: One Small Step For Man, One Giant Step For The Ramones

Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, September 1978

AS THE NEW WAVE bubble bursts and explodes into a thousand tiny particles, the Ramones remain as true survivors, one of few punk acts to have established its credibility on the commercial market place. Ever so slowly evolving into the latter-day Herman’s Hermits they always sought to become, the Ramones have achieved a larger-than-life, almost cartoon-character status in the rock world. As far as this reporter is concerned, they can do little wrong, what with an unspoken theoretical underpinning that remains righter than a tautology.

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