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Ramones Mania (Best Of The Ramones) Limited Edition


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The Ramones are the first punk rock band. Other bands, such as the Stooges and the New York Dolls, came before them and set the stage and aesthetic for punk, and bands that immediately followed, such as the Sex Pistols, made the latent violence of the music more explicit, but the Ramones crystallized the musical ideals of the genre. By cutting rock & roll down to its bare essentials -- ... Read more in Amazon's Ramones Store

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  • Vinyl (October 17, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 1988
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino
  • ASIN: B000002LDW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,683 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I think this is the BEST Ramones compilation album ever.
Roseann Bell
Ramones Mania Covers most of their career and has some of their best songs ever such as teenage labotomy, do you remember rock n roll radio and we're a happy family.
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This CD has most of the songs I love in one CD,... . This a really good CD, by a really good band.
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Sheldon S. Kohn on June 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I grew up in a rednecked college town in Nowhere, Mississippi, living in a trailer, though not in a trailer park. Somehow, I managed to get through our hopelessly inadequate high school and knew only that I needed to get out, anywhere but where I was.
One night in 1975, I saw Patti Smith perform "My Generation" on Saturday Night Live. Watching her on my 9 inch black-and-white TV was more colorful than any life I knew. Patti showed me that I needed to flee for my life because, before then, I didn't even know there was a My Generation.
I ended up in Atlanta in the summer of 76, looking for rock-and roll that would save my life, despite all the complications. I wandered into Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom one night to see a new band called The Ramones. They played two sets, and that night changed my life. I had never heard anything like their music before, and the feeling I had most of all was that I had come home. Although there were probably only 100 people there that night, they were the only people who mattered.
I bought a copy of "The Ramones" the next day. Over the next few years, I saw the Ramones repeatedly. My turntable always had a copy of either "Ramones," or "Leave Home," or "Rocket to Russia." I stopped listening to every album I had before the Ramones, and it was almost 20 years before I revisited the mainstream voices from the 70s (which I still do not like too much). After listening to the Ramones, "Love Will Keep Us Together" seemed even more stupid and banal than it had before.
Through the 80s, the pogo became the slam dance, the intellectual thrill of punk became an excuse for violence dedicated at ourselves, people stopped listening to what bands were saying in favor of watching a fashion show, people stopped caring. But the Ramones rocked on.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. T. Nite on August 16, 2000
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The Ramones were a perfect antidote for disco and new wave when they started, and nowadays they help ease the bitter taste of boy bands and teenyboppers. They play stripped-down punk rock, driven by four-on-the-floor drumbeats and powered by electric guitars and Joey Ramone's sneering, but on-key vocals.
The Ramones and the Sex Pistols are often paired together as the founding fathers of punk. While there's no denying the Pistol's raw power, I prefer The Ramones because they were more musically astute (translation: they could sing and play their instruments), and didn't let their rebellion translate into sloppy playing and singing. This greatest hits package serves as a good anthology of the band's work, collecting all of the essential tunes.
A lot of it is mindless fun, like "Sheena is a punk rocker" and "Rockaway Beach." Despite the amped-up sound, The Ramones are rooted in 50's and 60's pop; some of their best tunes sound like the Beach Boys with the distortion cranked up.
What's surprising, though, is the intelligent edge that creeps around the corners. "Bonzo goes to Bitburg" is a clever attack on Reagan's visit to a Nazi Cemetery, "Commando" is a good anti-war rant, and "Chinese Rock" gives a portrait of a drug addict hitting rock bottom.
The only detriment to the album is that it reveals the Ramone's technical limitations. Even with some tracks produced by Phil Spector and the like, slick studio work can't hide the fact that they're strictly three-chord rock. But at 30 tracks, any artist would start to sound repetitive.
So take it in smaller doses, and let the Ramones' rock their way into your central nervous system. Their music is not only listenable, it's better than caffeine.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I pretty much agree with the review from "a music fan from California", except I do think that these guys, at their best, were about as good as rock gets. Setting aside their historical importance for a second (and it can never be forgotten that they are one of the most influential bands in rock history), you have to admit that the kind of loud drone they got going on songs like "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Sheena is a Punk Rocker", "Pinhead", "Cretin Hop", etc. was pretty damn cool. I think it's best to consider the Ramones a singles band. Their albums -- even their best one, Rocket to Russia -- are inconsistent, usually because of some ill-advised pop warbling ("I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", on this set, is an example of that kind of dreck.) This greatest hits package does a good job of picking most of the highlights, although if you find Rocket to Russia, you might as well get that, too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By 1. on October 31, 2000
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Just about anything and everything you need to have a complete "hits" collection from The Ramones. The Ramones are like junk food: everyone pretends to hate the stuff, but truth be told, they can't get enough of it.
While this CD won't make you fat, stupid, and diabetic (like too much junk food will), it may make you deaf--especially if listened to at the intended maximum volume. Oh well, they make good hearing aids these days--and they're gettting better all the time.
Seriously though (serious? this is a CD by THE RAMONES!), really, though, this CD reminds us that The Ramones made music that mattered. Every rock fan likes something by The Ramones, and any hard core rock lover owns at least one CD by the band. My favorite studio CD was "Rocket To Russia", and that is well represented here. Of course, it is hard to decide when presented with a "greatest hits" package whether or not to get the hits--which always leave out at least one song you really love, or whether to buy 4 or 5 CD's just to make sure you get everything you like by an artist.
If you only buy one studio CD by The Ramones, this is the one to get. It not only presents the band's best known work, it's also a great selection of songs--for fans of any flavor of rock music. If you want what truly is The Ramones' greatest release, check out "IT's ALIVE", a live set recorded in England, back in 1978.
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