Monday, October 1, 2007

Ramones - Ramones

The "kings/supreme allied commanders/czars/presidents/commander-in-chiefs" of punk. Any style of punk. Any topic, any tempo, anything. Everything you hear today, including every single one of my previous posts (minus perhaps Kanye) can go back to the Ramones. Those CBGB shirts that you see? The Ramones made that hole in the wall famous. U2, Nirvana, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, KISS, Green Day, The Offspring, and countless others all claim this band as a heavy influence on their music and their lives. And this album started it all, and is by far their best work. Standout tracks: "Blitzkrieg Bop," "53rd and 3rd," and "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World." Rating: 10/10


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