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The Ramones: Now I Wanna Play My Five-Iron!!

Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 10 November 1984

It had to happen. The hardcore epidemic sweeping America has re-inspired punk godparents the Ramones to make a GENUINE BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM more original (and more minimal) than anything since the original $6,500 platter which set off punk's vinyl deluge. And — one in the eye for former cohorts such as the Pistols and Clash — it's entitled Too Tough To Die. Rather a literal reference for Johnny Ramone, who was fighting for his life after a severe beating in August '83.

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