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
MeatPuppets ,

awesome album

This is an awesome album and for the people who said it sucked and then rated it low need to get the crap over themselves. you cant be a ramones fan without owning this album

dommico ,

A little diffefrent, but it's still good ramones

While its not like all the other ramones albums, they did make many of these songs better than the origanals, the must buys in this album are Journey to the Center of the Mind and, Have you ever seen the rain.

Joe Zberger ,

One of the best albums ever!

The Ramones have hit a home run!!! The took great songs that everyone loves, and punked them up as only they can do. This is a must have album.

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