12 Songs, 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the '90s, The Ramones were veterans on the scene. Their live concerts were their bread and butter while new albums were met with lower expectations. The band members had always been huge fans of rock ‘n’ roll, having grown up with the music playing on their AM radios. So when The Ramones decided to record an album of covers there was plenty of material to choose from. They decided to largely focus on songs from the psychedelic era—hence Acid Eaters. It’s an interesting idea, but the concept broke down somewhat when they went in to do it; the songs that made the album were mostly more of a garage/punk sound. So while The Amboy Dukes’ “Journey to the Center of the Mind” was too complex to meld with The Ramones' approach, The Who’s “Substitute,” Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love,” The Animals’ “When I Was Young," and The Troggs’ “I Can’t Control Myself” ended up coming closest to the band’s own music.

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the '90s, The Ramones were veterans on the scene. Their live concerts were their bread and butter while new albums were met with lower expectations. The band members had always been huge fans of rock ‘n’ roll, having grown up with the music playing on their AM radios. So when The Ramones decided to record an album of covers there was plenty of material to choose from. They decided to largely focus on songs from the psychedelic era—hence Acid Eaters. It’s an interesting idea, but the concept broke down somewhat when they went in to do it; the songs that made the album were mostly more of a garage/punk sound. So while The Amboy Dukes’ “Journey to the Center of the Mind” was too complex to meld with The Ramones' approach, The Who’s “Substitute,” Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love,” The Animals’ “When I Was Young," and The Troggs’ “I Can’t Control Myself” ended up coming closest to the band’s own music.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
33 Ratings
33 Ratings
stan_1978 ,

What gives?

Who comes here to write a bad review for the Ramones? Seriously? This is a covers album which the Ramones put, there spin on some killer tracks. Acid eaters is a awesome album!!! 5 stars all the way!!!

sunnyboy9595 ,

Awsome covers

Definetly a top five album for me. Best tracks are:
-Journey to the center of the mind
-The shape of things
-Substitute
-Out of time
-Surfin safari (japanese import only)
-Have you ever seen the rain?

Great album, probly in my top five faves for ramones but Cj shudnt be singing the first track... Or as frequently as he is cuz it kinda ruins it

Loudlukas ,

Very good and fun!

With a good sound, good band and a good song selection, this is a good record. I got mine used for 5 bucks, and though it was covered in boogers, it was still a good deal.The first song is one of the best.

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