22 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the most thrilling albums ever made, the Ramones' debut defined the sound of American punk rock. Fast, loud, and subversively smart, these wise guys from Forest Hills, Queens fearlessly repurposed the cleanest '50s and '60s pop models—from girl groups to Beach Boys—for a disaffected new generation. From the shout-along choruses and needling fuzz guitars of "Blitzkrieg Bop" to the Lesley Gore-sweet "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," these rip-roarin’ cuts still sound as fresh as if they were recorded today.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the most thrilling albums ever made, the Ramones' debut defined the sound of American punk rock. Fast, loud, and subversively smart, these wise guys from Forest Hills, Queens fearlessly repurposed the cleanest '50s and '60s pop models—from girl groups to Beach Boys—for a disaffected new generation. From the shout-along choruses and needling fuzz guitars of "Blitzkrieg Bop" to the Lesley Gore-sweet "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," these rip-roarin’ cuts still sound as fresh as if they were recorded today.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
136 Ratings
136 Ratings
chipster55 ,

Been there, done that

I was 21. Lived in DC. Went to a local club called Louie's Rock City. Standing room for maybe 100 people. Joey comes to the mic & destroyed us!!!!
This album, yes every original Ramones record, is a must if you have any heart for rock n roll.
I may be in my 60s now but there are very few bands that have the gift of these guys....

stan_1978 ,

I was a green beret in Vietnam...

If I was given an option to take any Ramones albums to a desert island or the Sex Pistols nevermind the bullocks, I'd pick the Ramones. Hands down a fun and energy charged album that only improves with age. Get it, you won't regret it!!!

Coldgin226 ,

Ramones Forever

Great album start to finish

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