Tag: Ramones

Thursday 5/19/22 11am ET: Feature Artist: Ramones

The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first true punk rock group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success initially, the band was highly influential in the United States, Argentina, Brazil and most of South America, as well as Europe, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Belgium.

All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname “Ramone”, although none of them were biologically related; they were inspired by Paul McCartney of The Beatles, who would check into hotels as “Paul Ramon”. The Ramones performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, they played a farewell concert in Los Angeles and disbanded. By 2014, all four of the band’s original members had died – lead singer Joey Ramone (1951–2001), bassist Dee Dee Ramone (1951–2002), guitarist Johnny Ramone (1948–2004) and drummer Tommy Ramone (1949–2014). The remaining surviving members of the Ramones—bassist C. J. Ramone (who replaced Dee Dee in 1989 and stayed with the band until its dissolution) and drummers Marky Ramone, Richie Ramone and Elvis Ramone—are still musically active.

Recognition of the band’s importance built over the years. The Ramones ranked number 26 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and number 17 in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. In 2002, the Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin, trailing only The Beatles. On March 18, 2002, the original four members and Tommy’s replacement on drums, Marky Ramone, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, though Joey had died by then. In 2011, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Monday 1/31/22 10am ET: Feature Artist: Ramones

The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first true punk rock group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success initially, the band was highly influential in the United States, Argentina, Brazil and most of South America, as well as Europe, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Belgium.

All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname “Ramone”, although none of them were biologically related; they were inspired by Paul McCartney of The Beatles, who would check into hotels as “Paul Ramon”. The Ramones performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, they played a farewell concert in Los Angeles and disbanded. By 2014, all four of the band’s original members had died – lead singer Joey Ramone (1951–2001), bassist Dee Dee Ramone (1951–2002), guitarist Johnny Ramone (1948–2004) and drummer Tommy Ramone (1949–2014). The remaining surviving members of the Ramones—bassist C. J. Ramone (who replaced Dee Dee in 1989 and stayed with the band until its dissolution) and drummers Marky Ramone, Richie Ramone and Elvis Ramone—are still musically active.

Recognition of the band’s importance built over the years. The Ramones ranked number 26 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and number 17 in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. In 2002, the Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin, trailing only The Beatles. On March 18, 2002, the original four members and Tommy’s replacement on drums, Marky Ramone, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, though Joey had died by then. In 2011, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tuesday 6/1/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s

Featuring tunes from David Lee Roth, Southern Pacific, Ray Parker Junior, Kathy Mattea, Whitney Houston, Queen, Paula Abdul, Carlene Carter, Police, Ramones, Oak Ridge Boys, Honeymoon Suite, Alabama, Genesis and more. . . 2pm – 6pm ET

Sunday 5/18/20 12am ET: Feature LP: Ramones – Weird Tales of The Ramones (2005)

Weird Tales of the Ramones is a box set compilation by American punk band the Ramones. It was released on August 16, 2005. There are 85 songs on 3 CDs, plus a DVD containing the feature “Lifestyles of the Ramones”, a documentary featuring several of their music videos up to 1990 interspaced by interview clips with the band and figures in pop culture, plus the music videos released by the band (including an MTV-banned version of “Substitute”) after the release of the main feature on the DVD. The set was compiled by Johnny Ramone and released by Rhino Records.

The boxset also contains a special oversize comic book, focusing on the legend of the band, written and illustrated by multiple contributors, a 3D pair of glasses and a postcard to dedicate to Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee.

The cover art is a likely parody of the 1920s and 1930s horror magazine Weird Tales, where the title of the album likely gets its name from.

1. “Blitzkrieg Bop” 2:12
2. “Beat on the Brat” 2:32
3. “Judy Is a Punk” 1:30
4. “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” 2:25
5. “Loudmouth” 2:14
6. “53rd & 3rd” 2:20
7. “Havana Affair” 1:56
8. “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue” 1:35
9. “Glad to See You Go” 2:10
10. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment” 1:40
11. “I Remember You” 2:18
12. “Carbona Not Glue” 1:50
13. “Oh, Oh, I Love Her So” 2:05
14. “Swallow My Pride” 2:03
15. “Commando” 1:53
16. “Pinhead” 2:53
17. “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker” 2:47
18. “I Don’t Care” 1:37
19. “Rockaway Beach” 2:05
20. “Cretin Hop” 1:55
21. “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” 2:48
22. “Teenage Lobotomy” 2:01
23. “Slug” (Demo) 2:22
24. “Surfin’ Bird” 2:35
25. “We’re a Happy Family” 2:39
26. “I Just Want to Have Something to Do” 2:41
27. “I Wanted Everything” 3:14
28. “Needles and Pins” 2:21
29. “I Wanna Be Sedated” 2:29
30. “Go Mental” 2:40
31. “Don’t Come Close” 2:44
32. “I Don’t Want You” 2:26
33. “She’s the One” 2:13
34. “I’m Against It” 2:07

1. “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” 2:18
2. “I Want You Around” 3:00
3. “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?” 3:50
4. “I’m Affected” 2:53
5. “Danny Says” 3:05
6. “The KKK Took My Baby Away” 2:31
7. “You Sound Like You’re Sick” 2:41
8. “She’s a Sensation” Joey 3:25
9. “All’s Quiet on the Eastern Front” 2:12
10. “Outsider” 2:10
11. “Highest Trails Above” 2:09
12. “Psycho Therapy” 2:34
13. “Time Bomb” 2:09
14. “Mama’s Boy” 2:09
15. “I’m Not Afraid of Life” 3:12
16. “Too Tough to Die” 2:37
17. “Wart Hog” 1:54
18. “Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)” 4:06
19. “Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)” 4:32
20. “Endless Vacation” Dee Dee, Johnny 1:47
21. “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)” (UK 12″ Version) 3:54
22. “Somebody Put Something in My Drink” 3:20
23. “Animal Boy” 1:49
24. “I Don’t Want to Live This Life (Anymore)” 3:28
25. “Love Kills” 2:20
26. “Something to Believe In” (Single Version) 4:18

1. “I Wanna Live” 2:37
2. “Bop ‘Til You Drop” 2:12
3. “I Lost My Mind” 1:33
4. “Garden of Serenity” 2:37
5. “I Believe in Miracles” 3:20
6. “Pet Sematary” 3:20
7. “Punishment Fits the Crime” 3:05
8. “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)” 2:04
9. “Main Man” 3:26
10. “Strength to Endure” 2:59
11. “Poison Heart” 4:02
12. “I Won’t Let It Happen” 2:20
13. “Censorshit” 3:07
14. “Journey to the Center of the Mind” 2:51
15. “7 and 7 Is” 1:51
16. “When I Was Young” 3:13
17. “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” 2:45
18. “Scattergun” 2:29
19. “Makin’ Monsters For My Friends” 2:35
20. “The Crusher” 2:25
21. “Spiderman” 1:56
22. “Life’s a Gas” 3:33
23. “She Talks to Rainbows” 3:13
24. “Anyway You Want It” 2:20
25. “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” 1:24

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s:  Naked Eyes, Ramones, Hooters, Electric Light Orchestra, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Who, Rolling Stones, Juice Newton, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, Bauhaus, Lou Gramm and more. . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature your requests and music from:  Boz Scaggs, John Mellencamp, Reba McEntire, Peter Gabriel, Julian Lennon, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Ramones, Steve Carlisle, Journey and more . . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80’s:  Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Murphy, Kenny Rogers, Dire Straits, Robert John, Prince, Ramones, Air Supply, Steely Dan, America, Boston, Elton John, Poison, Stevie Nicks, Queen, Men At Work and many many more .. . 

Tuesday 8pm: All 80’s Show

all80sThis week on the All 80’s Show, music from Split Enz, Steve Miller Band, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Bow Wow Wow, War, Joe Jackson, Billy Vera, Styx, Ramones, Bronski Beat, Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Kim Carnes and much more . . .