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After its release, Ramones was promoted with two singles , which failed to chart. The Ramones also began touring to help sell records; these tour dates were mostly based in the United States, though two were booked in Britain. Violence, drug use, relationship issues, humor, and Nazism were prominent in the album's lyrics.
The album opens with " Blitzkrieg Bop ", which is among the band's most recognized songs. Most of the album's tracks are uptempo , with many songs measuring at well over beats per minute. The songs are also rather short; at two-and-a-half minutes, "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement" is the album's longest track.
Ramones contains a cover of the Chris Montez song " Let's Dance ". Ramones peaked at number on the US Billboard and was unsuccessful commercially, though it received glowing reviews from critics. Many later deemed it a highly influential record, and it has since received many accolades, such as the top spot on Spin magazine's list of the "50 Most Essential Punk Records".
Ramones is considered an influential punk album in the US and UK, and had a significant impact on other genres of rock music , such as grunge and heavy metal. The album was ranked at number 33 in Rolling Stone ' s list of the Greatest Albums of All Time  and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in The group's vocalist Joey Ramone related that "Lisa came down to see us, she was blown away by us.
She said that we changed her life; she started writing about us in Rock Scene , and then Lenny Kaye would write about us and we started getting more press like The Village Voice. Word was getting out, and people starting coming down. Fields agreed because the band "had everything [he] ever liked,"  and became the manager in November He brought down the vice president and all these people—he's the only hip one in the company. He risked his career to get us on the label.
Sire accepted their request and agreed to release a studio album instead. In January the band took a break from their live performances to prepare for recording at Plaza Sound studio. The band applied microphone placement techniques similar to those which many orchestras used. The guitars can be heard separately on the stereo channels—electric bass on the left channel, rhythm guitar on the right—drums and vocals are mixed in the middle of the stereo mix. The band also used a technique known as doubling , where the vocal line used is sung twice.
Recording for the album was expanded by Mickey Leigh Joey's brother and Leon with percussion effects, which went unmentioned in the liner notes to the album's release. Initially, the Ramones wanted an album cover similar to Meet the Beatles! The art direction was by Toni Wadler and, according to cartoonist John Holmstrom , the "Meet The Beatles" cover idea came out "horribly".
The black and white photograph on the front of the album was originally in an issue of Punk. The cover photo features from left to right Johnny , Tommy, Joey and Dee Dee Ramone , staring at the camera with blank faces. Leigh, who performed backing vocals on several tracks, asked guitarist Johnny why he was not mentioned on the record's credits. Johnny replied: "We didn't want people to get confused with who's in the band or who's not.
A line-up of the band featuring John Hodgson, Micky Dunn and Graeme Moses from the —79 period reformed in for two gigs, and finally in a line-up featuring John Hodgson, Micky Dunn, Graeme Moses and Ray Radford from the —79 period came together for a 20th anniversary re-union concert at The Cornerhouse, Middlesbrough.
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English punk rock band. Password: Forgot your password? Register New customers, create your Amoeba. Its quick and easy! Don't want to register? Feel free to make a purchase as a guest! The Ramones is all about speed, hooks, stupidity, and simplicity. Not only is the music boiled down to its essentials, but the Ramones offer a twisted, comical take on pop culture with their lyrics, whether it's the horror schlock of "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement," the gleeful violence of "Beat on the Brat," or the maniacal stupidity of "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue.
They don't alter the structure, or the intent, of the song, they simply make it louder and faster. None of the songs clock in at any longer than two and half minutes, and most are considerably shorter. In comparison to some of the music the album inspired, The Ramones sounds a little tame -- it's a little too clean, and compared to their insanely fast live albums, it even sounds a little slow -- but there's no denying that it still sounds brilliantly fresh and intoxicatingly fun.