Ramones — The Ramones

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 08, 2012 6:30 AM

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The Ramones reintroduced hard, fast, and straight-forward rock 'n' roll to music fans of the 1970s with the album Ramones.

During the '70s, much of the popular music was overproduced and flooded with long jams and long guitar solos. At the time, some albums cost half a million dollars and took two to three years to record.

Ramones cost just over $6,000 and was recorded in seven days. And the music on the album is just as stripped-down as the recording process. The record features lightning fast tunes that dealt with basic teenage needs as seen in track titles as "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You," and "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue."

Ramones earned 5 out of 5 stars from Allmusic, a favorable review from Rolling Stone, and ranks 33 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 1995, Ramones took the top spot in Spin's Alternative Record Guide.

When listening to this album, turn the volume to the max.

— by Jordan Montgomery

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