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The Ramones: Bowery Boys

Ira Robbins, salon.com, 20 July 1999

NOBODY DOESN'T LIKE the Ramones. They're as immortal as America's other band, the Beach Boys. Whatever punk became – ruined canvases of Mohawked body art, hormone-fueled assholes battering each other senseless in mosh pits, uptight activists barking tuneless ideology to conformist converts, Nazis, anarchists, prim straight-edgers and proto-metal dorks sinking into the post-Sabbath sludge – the Ramones remained its true nucleus.

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