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The Ramones: Ramones

Review by Gene Sculatti, Creem, August 1976

"I don't wanna walk around with youI don't wanna walk around with youI don't wanna walk around with youSo why you wanna walk around with ...

The Ramones: Rock'n'Roll High School (Sire Import) ****

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, July 1979

THE ERA of the compilation is upon us, and this soundtrack album of smarties and arties is another rapid fire job, featuring the next best ...

End of the ‘70s: the Ramones Get Spectorized

Book Excerpt by Everett True, Omnibus Books, Fall 2002

An extract from Hey Ho Let’s Go – The Story of The Ramones by Everett True, published by Omnibus Press in 2002. (344pp, currently available ...

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Joey Ramone (1985)

Interview by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1985

Da Brudda gives us his Desert Island Discs and raps about record labels, producers and the musically and politically sterile 1980s.

File format: mp3; file size: 52.2mb, interview length: 57' 02" sound quality: ***

The Ramones in London, part 1 (1985)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, February 1985

Joey and Dee Dee talk about life for da brudders is the mid-'80s, Hardcore, chart success (or not), and much more.

File format: mp3; File size: 30.6 mb Interview length: 44 minutes 36 seconds, sound quality: ***

The Ramones in London, part 2 (1985)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, February 1985

Joey and Dee Dee talk about drugs, playing fast, New York City, and where they come from musically.

File format: mp3; File size: 12.5 mb Interview length: 18 minutes 16 seconds, sound quality: ***

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Know Your New York Bands: The Ramones

Interview by Alan Betrock, Soho Weekly News, May 1975

1-2-3-4! The Ramones stride on stage, plug in their guitars, and take off. The next 45 minutes are a total energy blast. ...

New York: The Sound Of '75

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1975

"BEAT ON the brat, beat on the brat, beat on the brat with a baseball bat..." ...

The Ramones

Interview by Mary Harron, Punk, January 1976

RIGHT NOW I AM SITTING BY THE STAGE where Joey Ramone has wrapped his tall languorous body and his long long hands around the microphone ...

Punk Rock: Its Day Will Come

Report by Wayne Robins, Newsday, January 1976

IF YOU thought Jefferson Airplane was a weird name, let some of these drop off your tongue. Talking Heads. Tuff Darts. Ramones. Planets. Heartbreakers. Shirts. ...

The Ramones

Essay by Alan Betrock, New York Rocker, February 1976

WHEN I THINK back a few years, I'm really amazed at how well certain records sold. I'm talking about basic rock 'n' roll records, or ...

New York: Plug in to the Nerve-ends of the Naked City

Report by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, March 1976

In downtown Manhattan the rock 'n' roll war rages on as potential crown princes of Punkdom battle for recognition.. NICK KENT interprets the action ...

The Ramones: Ramones (Sire — Import)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, May 1976

A WEEK back, if you'd asked me nicely, I'd have dogmatically opined that Ramones – SASD 7520 – was absolutely the most grievous hot rock ...

The Ramones: Ramones (Sire Import)

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, July 1976

PHEW, WHAT A scorcher! From the opening call to action of 'Blitzkrieg Bop' to the last strung-out powerchord of 'Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World', ...

One Chew Tree Faw!! The Ramones/Flamin' Groovies: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, July 1976

Whadya want, good diction or good music? Giovanni Dadomo sees da Ramones an' da Groovies an' gets some good an' some bad a' both. ...

Flamin' Groovies/The Ramones/The Stranglers: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, July 1976

MAYBE IT WAS no accident that the hottest, steamiest, dirtiest night of the year was reserved for July 4. It's not every day that we ...

The Ramones: 'Waitin' for World War III' Blues

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, July 1976

JOEY RAMONE is wandering around the empty Roundhouse, looking vacant and clutching a brand new camera under his arm like a teddy bear substitute. A ...

The Ramones: Ramones (Sire)

Review by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, August 1976

DA RAMONES: NO MERCYBEATS ...

Are the Ramones, or Is the Ramone?

Interview by Lisa Jane Persky, New York Rocker, September 1976

PUNK IS A word described in many dictionaries as that which is used to light fireworks; and in this case it is. Eager to pin ...

NY Punk

Report by Kris Needs, ZigZag, April 1977

Well, we got through to the second issue despite opposition from the hippies. Anyway, here we are...and it's about time we went Over The Top ...

The Ramones: Leave Home (Sire)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, May 1977

ROCK CRITIC or not, your reviewer resides in the Midwest, and doesn't make it up to Noo Yawk any too often (last such trek occurring ...

Notes on Minimalism (or Learning To Live With The Ramones)

Essay by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, May 1977

THERE'S BEEN A LOT of loose talk, and it has got to stop. Ever since The Ramones blundered into the blinding spotlight of international rock ...

The Ramones: Gabba Gabba Hey In The UK

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, May 1977

The Ramones/Talking Heads: Eric's, Liverpool ...

The Ramones: An Aylesbury Affair

Report and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, June 1977

IT'S BEEN about a year since The Ramones made their first hit-and-run visit to England for a pair of storming gigs in London. ...

The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Saints: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, June 1977

AND I'M supposed to be objective about these guys when I've lived with their first album for 15 months? When that was one of last ...

The Ramones: So The New Wave Have Scruples Too

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, June 1977

JOHNNY RAMONE is quite definitely pissed off. ...

Danny Fields: The Fields Connection

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, July 1977

The Doors, MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, John Cale, Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers and The Ramones — without them the last ten years of ...

A Night At The Ramones

Report and Interview by Gary Pig Gold, Pig Paper, The, August 1977

IF YOU weren't square, you weren't there, or something. In other words, the gasping legions of Canadian punkdom filled the aptly-named New Yorker Theatre in ...

The Ramones: Rockets Or Rubberbands?

Interview by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, November 1977

I. Punk rock’s charter band will be your mirror. ...

Iggy Pop: Cobo Arena, Detroit

Live Review by Lester Bangs, New Musical Express, November 1977

Iggy suffers metallic KO, Ramones rule OK? ...

The Ramones: Rocket to Russia

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, November 1977

NO MORE shock tactics. Just arrow-straight at your teenage hearts....Wuz wrong! Thought they wanted to be the Byrds (those haircuts, see....); now know they want ...

The Ramones: Rocket to Russia

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1977

WHO DOESN'T LIKE the Ramones? Nobody, that's who – unless they're dead or M. Black of Norwich or something. I've had this LP for three ...

The Ramones, The Rezillos: Market Hall, Carlisle

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, December 1977

THE WORD used all day was surreal. ...

"We’re Just Very Mean, Very Angry People. We’re the Real Thing." The Ramones get to Phil Sutcliffe

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, December 1977

I walked through Carlisle in a mild drizzle musing on some crafted phrases about the castle, the airy market-town streets, the cool shower of country ...

The Ramones: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, January 1978

VERMILION, AFTERWARDS (taking in with a sweep of her arm the splendid rococo-deco vastness of the Rainbow gallery): "Rock'n'roll belongs in the pits, not here". ...

The Ramones/The Runaways: Santa Monica Civic, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, February 1978

RAMONES: singing about sun and surf while their home town suffered blizzards. 'Obladi-oblada' for the blank generation ...

The Ramones: Goodbye Tommy, Hello Marky

Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, May 1978

DRUMMER wanted for name NY punk band. Must have own leather jacket and torn Levis. Ability to mumble 'gabba gabba' an advantage. No interlektewals. Apply ...

The Ramones: Ramones Go Gold?

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, July 1978

TOMMY RAMONE don't wanna be a pinhead no more (that's assuming you thought he was a pinhead in the first place – in which case ...

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

Review by 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 ...

The Ramones: Road To Ruin

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, September 1978

JOEY RAMONE sips tea, strikes Janet Street Porter pose... ...

The Ramones: Ulster Hall, Belfast

Live Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, September 1978

IT WAS A TRICKY confrontation. John Ramone stepped out of the hotel lift and after a brief moptop nod of recognition dived into the obvious ...

The Ramones

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, October 1978

COULDN'T you just see it coming? Ever since the Ramones made a follow-up album to their magic formula debut they've been under some fire for ...

Ramones: Road To Ruin (Sire)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1978

"Sometimes timing is everything, you know?""How do you mean?" ...

The Ramones Finish High School

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, July 1979

"D-U-M-B, everyone's accusing me..." The Ramones don't wanna be pinheads no more. ...

The Ramones: You're Not The Same. Are They?

Report and Interview by Van Gosse, Melody Maker, August 1979

Will the Spector of big things gone by give the Ramones the platinum sound that has so far eluded them? ...

The Ramones: Ramonin' In The Moonlight

Report and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, March 1980

AH, THE RAMONES. It's always one of my favourite times when those four are carving up our land with strategic bursts of concentrated sonic Ramonia. ...

What Price Glory? The Ramones Soldier On

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1980

"Survival of the fittest. And besides, it's fun." – Daffy Duck, helping a wabbit-hunting Elmer corner Bugs in Rabbit Fire ...

The Ramones: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, October 1980

"Despair of nothing you would attain, Unwearied diligence your point will gain!" – Men Who Have Risen, John Hogg, 1847. ...

The Ramones: Pleasant Dreams

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, July 1981

It's been a long, long wait since the Fab Four from Forest Hills foolishly put their genius into the mono-maniacal hands of noted has-been Phil ...

Radio Relief: Squeeze And The Ramones

Profile and Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, November 1981

Squeeze and the Ramones keep alive an intercontinental rivalry of rhythm for real-life people. But the Beatles and the Beach Boys?...Well, maybe not. ...

The Ramones: The Thinking Men of Pop

Interview by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, November 1981

NO TEMPO FUGIT FOR THE FOUR RAMONES — JUST BUSINESS UNUSUAL AS USUAL "Four tickets to the Ray-mones is it, dear?" enquires the little lady ...

The Ramones: Subterranean Jungle (Sire)

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 1983

THE RAMONES have been responsible for two truly great albums (The Ramones and Rocket to Russia) and they have yet to produce a single longplayer ...

Ramones: Subterranean Jungle

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, April 1983

THE RAMONES have been responsible for two truly great albums (Ramones and Rocket to Russia) and they've yet to produce a single longplayer that couldn't ...

Pal Joey

Interview by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, April 1983

Cynthia Rose Gabbas on the blower to the punk with subterranean Ramone (SIC!) blues. ...

The Ramones: If All Men Were Brudders

Interview by Cynthia Rose, Creem, September 1983

LONDON – The brothers Ramone – four schlepps whose schleppiness transmogrified the traumas of career adolescence into an entire art form – constitute America's greatest ...

The Flamin' Groovies and The Ramones: London Roundhouse

Retrospective by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 1984

AS SPRING turned into the long, hot summer of '76, the '60s in the bloated shape of the Rolling Stones self-parodied itself up its own ...

The Ramones: Too Tough To Die (Sire, import)

Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, November 1984

AS THE legendary Nick Kent once remarked of the Stones, The Ramones don't do, they simply are, monsieur, even if they can't get a UK ...

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

Interview by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 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 ...

Things Get Exciting Again for Ramones

Profile and Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Billboard, November 1984

'Too Tough To Die' After 10 Years ...

The Flamin' Groovies/The Ramones: Live At The Roundhouse, London, Summer 1976

Retrospective by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 1985

AS SPRING turned into the long, hot summer of '76, the '60s in the bloated shape of The Rolling Stones self-parodied itself up its own ...

The Ramones

Interview by Bill Black, Sounds, January 1985

ONE TWO THREE FOUR! Six, eight, ten? Is it really ten years since the Ramones turned a slum bar on the Bowery into the birthplace ...

The Ramones: Ain’t No Stoppin’ The Cretins From Boppin’!

Interview by Mat Snow, Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, February 1985

ONE! Joey...TWO! Dee Dee... FREE! Mat... FOUR! Barney... THE RAMONES revisited in a teenage tag-match ‘tween two of the scuzziest pairs of sneakers in the ...

The Ramones/Gene Love Jezebel/Restless: Lyceum, London

Live Review by David Quantick, New Musical Express, March 1985

HALF OF WESTERN CIVILISATION is here tonight; there are men in the toilet talking about Black Sabbath, there are Gary Holton and Rat Scabies and ...

R.E.M., U2, The Ramones etal: Milton Keynes Bowl, Buckinghamshire

Live Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, June 1985

THE LONGEST DAY ...

The Ramones: Bombing Out!

Interview by Bill Black, New Musical Express, May 1986

Tenth album time finds the RAMONES in a curiously pro-Bonzo mood and talking of solo projects. BILL BLACK adjusts his hearing suitably... ...

The Ramones: Rocket To Ramonia

Retrospective by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, June 1988

The Ramones' road to ruin looks to stretch until the end of the century. Ralph Traitor goes on their endless vacation ...

Joey Ramone

Interview by Christine Natanael, crushermagazine.com, February 1989

The following is an interview conducted with Joey on February 3, 1989. It was conducted under the auspices of promoting the album Brain Drain, but ...

Meet The Family: Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads

Report and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, October 1990

There's Debbie, and there's Tina and, let's see, there's little Joey, hasn't he grown? Then there's and Chris and, uh, Chris... From the shadowy ...

The Ramones: Mondo Bizarro

Review by Dave Thompson, Alternative Press, October 1992

Dear Mrs Ramone, Just a quick note to let you know how the boys are, these days. ...

Gabba Gabba Sniffle: The Ramones at Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Independent, The, February 1996

PUNK MAY not be dead, but the Ramones, it would seem, have finally bitten the dust – like the spaghetti western mercenaries to whom they ...

The Ramones' Last Tour: Rocket To Retirement

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, February 1996

"I THINK we're leaving an historical legacy," says Joey Ramone. "We really changed rock 'n' roll. When we came out in '74, rock 'n' roll ...

The Ramones: Bowery Boys

Essay by Ira Robbins, salon.com, 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, ...

The Ramones: Anthology: Hey Ho Let’s Go! (Warner Archives/Rhino)

Review by Eric Weisbard, Village Voice, The, July 1999

FROM THE punk oral history Please Kill Me to Joey and Johnny Ramone on Howard Stern, the mythology around the Ramones lately seems to emphasize ...

The Ramones: Hey! Ho! Let's Go! — The Ramones Anthology

Review and Interview by Andy Gill, Jaan Uhelszki, MOJO, August 1999

I DON'T KNOW if they ever made a Ramones pin-ball machine, but if not, they missed a trick. Just imagine: the ritual chant of "Hey!Ho! ...

Hey Ho, He’s Gone: Farewell Joey Ramone — 1951-2001

Obituary by Nicky Parade, Rock's Backpages, April 2001

The true heroes of rock and roll are always the freaks and the geeks. Joey Ramone, born Jeffrey Hyman on May 19, 1951, was both. ...

In-a-Gadda-da-Gabba-Gabba-Hey!!

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, April 2001

The former leader of Thee Precisions and editor of Back Door Man pays personal tribute ...

Joey Ramone 1951-2001

Comment by Devon Powers, PopMatters, April 2001

SINCE JOEY Ramone’s death, countless journalists have commented, with varying mixtures of pessimism and solace, that punk is dead, literally. ...

Joey Ramone's 50th Birthday Bash: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York

Live Review by Michael Azerrad, Boston Phoenix, The, May 2001

IT'S FUNNY HOW memorials often take on the character of the person they honor. The sold-out "Life's a Gas – Joey Ramone's 50th Birthday Bash" ...

Joey Ramone 1951-2001

Obituary by Carol Clerk, Uncut, June 2001

'Life to me is an adventure and you've got to experience everything' ...

Joey Ramone: Hail, Hail To The King

Obituary by Ira Robbins, MOJO, June 2001

JOEY RAMONE WASN'T WHAT YOU'D CALL A PUNK. According to the movies, punks are snarling juvenile delinquents well versed in sucker-punches, concealed weapons and grievous ...

Why The Ramones Really Belong In The Hall Of Fame

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, January 2002

One of the world's great bands gets its due ...

Joey Ramone: Don't Worry About Me (Sanctuary) ****

Review by Carol Clerk, Uncut, March 2002

HIS LONG-awaited solo album, posthumously released. ...

Joey Ramone: Don't Worry About Me

Review by Gary Pig Gold, fufkin.com, May 2002

Don't Worry Joey: the Lead Ramone's Parting Shots ...

Dee Dee Ramone

Obituary by Gary Pig Gold, fufkin.com, July 2002

WITH THE DEATH of yet another Ramone, perhaps little really needs to be added at this point on how Dee Dee and his honorary brethren ...

Ramones: We're Outta Here!

Film/DVD Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, December 2004

RAMONES GIGS were always exciting rather than accomplished affairs, and if this disc featured only their shambolic 1996 Los Angeles swansong there would be little ...

Johnny Ramone: End of the Century

Retrospective and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, January 2005

WHEN I SPOKE to Johnny Ramone less than a year ago, I had no idea that it would be one of his final interviews. Stoic, ...

Ramones Forever

Interview by Larry Jaffee, Shindig, March 2010

Note: The interview with Joey and Dee Dee Ramone took place in July 1985 at their favourite East Village dive. "The world knew in '76 ...

Gabba Gabba Hey: 25 Songs Mentioning Da Brudders Ramone

Guide by Alex Ogg, Rock's Backpages, May 2010

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Touchstone Tommy Ramone

Comment by Don Snowden, Rock's Backpages, July 2014

MAKE NO MISTAKE, Tommy Ramone was the touchstone for all things Ramone. ...

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