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Gabba Gabba Sniffle: The Ramones at Brixton Academy, London

Barney Hoskyns, The Independent, 9 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 pay tribute on their farewell album Adios Amigos. Twenty years and 2,203 performances after their debut album shocked us out of the stoned cheesecloth stupor of the mid-'70s, the "brudders" from Forest Hills, New York, are pulling off the rock'n'roll highway, and some vestigial attachment has dragged us out into the icy Brixton night to wave goodbye.

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