Wednesday, July 20, 2005

My Favourite CD's - 1st in a Series


This is the stuff I would listen to when out running if I had an MP 3 player!

To my mind one of the greatest punk albums every made. I bought this in early 1977 and at the time it was vastly different to anything else on the music scene. At the time bands would spend months and months making an album. Bands such as Rod Stewart , Pink Floyd Elton John, Queen John Travolta and Disco Fever were the in- thing.

Then came the Ramones... the sound was just so different - like an angry wasp or a drill. These guys weren't about five minute guitar solos it was fast, minimalistic, had a great sense of humour and the thing was they were even faster when you saw them live.

Music from the Ramones would be the perfect soundtrack to any future Spiderman film to my mind they would fit like a glove.

Track listing
1. Blitzkreig Bop 2. Beat on the Brat. 3.Judy is a Punk 4. I wanna be your boyfriend 5. Chainsaw 6. Now I wanna sniff some glue 7. I don't wanna go down to the basement 8. Loudmouth 9. havanna affair 10.Listen to my heart 11. 53rd and a 3rd 12. Lets dance 13 I don't wanna walk around with you 14. Today your love tomorrow the world.

Blitzkreig Bop - a kind of anthem, heard it played before the start of the recent Green day concert at Milton Keynes - 65,000 people many of them singing along to the Ramones. So many bands owe a lot to the Ramones and this is often said by Bono of U2.

A must buy album for all you folks out there who buy modern day punk The Ramones were the first, the Godfathers of Punk! Rest in peace Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee only Tommy survives from the original line up. This is a great site to listen to Ramones radio in streaming MP3 audio.


  1. Hell yeah!! Ramones really help get the over produced bullshit of music out of the scene for a while and really helped bands that wanted to do something different come up. Thats a great album. I got a bootleg copy from my sister when I was like 10. been a fan ever since.

  2. You are so on the MONEY! imho, this is the best album ever recorded.

  3. Hey Ho! Lets Go!

    Thanks guys


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