19 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Ramones had never been a commercially successful group, building their audience through endless touring, positive press, and invaluable word of mouth. Fellow punk traveler Joan Jett had scored a massive, unexpected hit the previous year with the uncompromising “I Love Rock ‘N Roll.” The Ramones enlisted her producers and set out to see if lightning could strike twice. Though commercially the album did little, “Psycho Therapy” became an instant concert classic. The band’s originals are quite strong here. Dee Dee Ramone’s “Outsider,” “Somebody Like Me,” “In the Park,” and “Time Bomb” are the type of hard yet catchy tunes that pop-punk bands have been trying to write (and re-write) for decades. Not to be outdone, Joey Ramone hands in the mid-‘60s influenced “My My Kind of Girl” and the oddly complimentary “Everytime I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You.” The expanded edition includes several likeable outtakes, including “New Girl In Town” and the acoustic demo of “My My Kind of Girl.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Ramones had never been a commercially successful group, building their audience through endless touring, positive press, and invaluable word of mouth. Fellow punk traveler Joan Jett had scored a massive, unexpected hit the previous year with the uncompromising “I Love Rock ‘N Roll.” The Ramones enlisted her producers and set out to see if lightning could strike twice. Though commercially the album did little, “Psycho Therapy” became an instant concert classic. The band’s originals are quite strong here. Dee Dee Ramone’s “Outsider,” “Somebody Like Me,” “In the Park,” and “Time Bomb” are the type of hard yet catchy tunes that pop-punk bands have been trying to write (and re-write) for decades. Not to be outdone, Joey Ramone hands in the mid-‘60s influenced “My My Kind of Girl” and the oddly complimentary “Everytime I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You.” The expanded edition includes several likeable outtakes, including “New Girl In Town” and the acoustic demo of “My My Kind of Girl.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings
Reckia6 ,

A Happy record

This is one of my favorite Ramones albums. It's a very up and happy record. The album gets off to a great start with the Ramones energetic cover of Little Bit O' Soul. Joey really sings well on this. I Need Your Love is another great cover. Of the original tunes here, I prefer Dee Dee's songs over Joey's, which fortunately take up at least half the record. I love Highest Trails Above and Somebody Like Me. Outsider and In The Park are also quite good. The drum sound is not the best and the album would have been much better without the cover of Time Has Come Today. And I don't care for the last song on the original album, Joey's Everytime I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You. Overall, I find this to be one of The Ramones most consistently enjoyable albums.

JayoftheDead ,

Underrated?

I don't know if you can call this album underrated or not, but when you look, there's really only one "popular" Ramones song on here. And you know what? That doesn't mean ANYTHING, as this is still one of their best albums! Every song is fun, listenable, and pure Ramones! From the Ramones originals, to the covers they did - which are all better than the original versions of the songs - this is one of their best!

joey4ever ,

subterranean jungle

I love this album.

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