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Fat Freddy
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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:01 pm

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I finally saw End of the Century over the weekend. Really good documentary and kinda sad.

Great flick... but did it make you wish you could reach thru the TV screen and punch Johnny Ramone in the face? Cuz that's how I felt all through that movie. Even my wife, who knew nothing about the Ramones, finally commented, "This guy's a dick!" about halfway through it.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:11 pm

End of the Century was very depressing, I do not know how Joey and Johnny Ramone were able to be in the same room let alone the same band, it was very sad. I am glad they stayed together as long as they did.
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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:12 pm

If memory serves, both C.Jay and Richie Ramone (former drummer) told stories about butting heads with Johnny in the "End of the Century" movie as well. Seems like the guy was a major control freak. As for Joey, he came across as very passive most of the time, like "Well, OK, whatever." Although as I said earlier, in any other band, one or the other of those guys (Johnny or Joey) would've probably went "screw you, I quit." They had a very strange dynamic for sure, but it obviously worked for them.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:28 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:
MetalGuy71 wrote:
I finally saw End of the Century over the weekend. Really good documentary and kinda sad.

Great flick... but did it make you wish you could reach thru the TV screen and punch Johnny Ramone in the face? Cuz that's how I felt all through that movie. Even my wife, who knew nothing about the Ramones, finally commented, "This guy's a dick!" about halfway through it.

I thought the same thing. Although it won't ever change my opinion of the band or their music, it did put Johnny in a different perspective. He did come off as a real dick, but looking at the rest of the band (Joey, passive, DeeDee a mess, Tommy, not fully committed) I guess you needed someone to keep them in line, so to speak, and Johnny seemed to step up and fill that role. It probably wasn't always as harsh or sever, especially in the early days, but being in the business as long as the Ramones have been, I'm sure Johnny's demeanor and attitute got worse as time went by. End of the Century was shot at the end of a very long career, so were seeing the older, jaded Johnny.
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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:41 pm

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Fat Freddy wrote:
MetalGuy71 wrote:
I finally saw End of the Century over the weekend. Really good documentary and kinda sad.

Great flick... but did it make you wish you could reach thru the TV screen and punch Johnny Ramone in the face? Cuz that's how I felt all through that movie. Even my wife, who knew nothing about the Ramones, finally commented, "This guy's a dick!" about halfway through it.

I thought the same thing. Although it won't ever change my opinion of the band or their music, it did put Johnny in a different perspective. He did come off as a real dick, but looking at the rest of the band (Joey, passive, DeeDee a mess, Tommy, not fully committed) I guess you needed someone to keep them in line, so to speak, and Johnny seemed to step up and fill that role. It probably wasn't always as harsh or sever, especially in the early days, but being in the business as long as the Ramones have been, I'm sure Johnny's demeanor and attitute got worse as time went by. End of the Century was shot at the end of a very long career, so were seeing the older, jaded Johnny.

One article I read years ago said that if the Ramones were a sit-com, they would've been "All In The Family," with Johnny as Archie Bunker (the tyrant) Joey as Edith (good natured scatterbrain), DeeDee as Gloria (space case) and Tommy (later Marky) as Meathead. That pretty much sums'em up I guess.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:17 am

By the way, the resurgence of this thread reminds me that it was twenty years ago this week (October 6, 1988) that I first saw the Ramones live. It was at a tiny little dump club in Staten Island, New York called "The Wave." I was a freshman in college at the time and was a little nervous about going at first because I had never been to a show in a club before, and also because none of my friends wanted to go with me (posers! haha) so I had to figure out how to get there (via bus, through some questionable neighborhoods) all by my lonesome. Fortunately I did run into a couple of people I knew from school at the venue, so I had people to hang/slam with during the show and was able to bum a ride back to campus with them when it was over. It was an amazing experience!!! My first small venue show, my first-ever mosh pit, and even though the opening band (Savage Thrust, a local Staten Island thrash band) sucked and the club's sound system was sub-par to say the least, I still loved every moment of it. Dee Dee Ramone left the band a few months after that gig so I feel privileged that I got to see the "classic" Ramones lineup at least once.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:24 am

This band is amazing. I love their s/t debut.
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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:50 am

i only have the first album and while i like the first two songs a lot the rest of it kinda blurs together into one long two chord riff a rama
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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:54 am

I like the Ramones. I don't have any of their albums, which is strange considering my love of old-school punk, but I've been meaning to. Any recommendations?
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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:58 am

Yes Schboho start with the greatest hits package "Ramones Mania" excellent overview of this great band's career, than if you like this one go for their first album " The Ramones" and than my favorite Ramones album " Too Tough to Die"
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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:59 am

Okay.

Isn't "Too tough to die" a Black Label Society song?
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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:01 pm

Schbopo wrote:
Okay.

Isn't "Too tough to die" a Black Label Society song?

Maybe but not the same song.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:02 pm

TheGooch wrote:
the rest of it kinda blurs together into one long two chord riff a rama

...which is the entire point. Less is more.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:03 pm

manny wrote:
Yes Schboho start with the greatest hits package "Ramones Mania" excellent overview of this great band's career, than if you like this one go for their first album " The Ramones" and than my favorite Ramones album " Too Tough to Die"

Listen to this man, Schbopo. RAMONES MANIA was the album that got me started on this band years ago too. As far as compilations go, the LOUD FAST RAMONES: THEIR TOUGHEST HITS collection is good stuff too. Either of those would be a good introduction to 'em.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:08 pm

I third the recommendation of Ramones Mania. Until the Rhino Box set came out last year, it was my favorite comp album.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:48 pm

I saw the End of the Century too
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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:42 pm

tohostudios wrote:
I third the recommendation of Ramones Mania. Until the Rhino Box set came out last year, it was my favorite comp album.

Ramones Mania was my introduction to band back when I was in college. I'd also recommend Hey, Ho!! The Anthology (2-cd's). It's an awesome collection. I'd like to get that Rhino Box set someday, although I think I've heard/own a good portion of the tracks on there already. Still looks cool though.

Joey's solo album is on my playlist this week. During the World Series, Fox used his version of "Wonderful World" during some promos and it gave me chills. Great song and Joey did a great cover. I miss that big, doofy b*stard.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:45 pm

The Rhino set is cool because in addition to the neat artwork, it has a DVD of Ramones videos.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:49 am

MetalGuy71 wrote:


Joey's solo album is on my playlist this week. During the World Series, Fox used his version of "Wonderful World" during some promos and it gave me chills. Great song and Joey did a great cover. I miss that big, doofy b*stard.

I love that cover of "Wonderful World" too. Joey always did have a knack for cool, oddball cover songs.

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:34 am



I'm bored and in a Ramones mood so I was just posting a couple of their vids to my Facebook page and came across this clip that made me laugh out loud... may I present to you the LEGO RAMONES!! :metal:

Technically it should be a Lego C-Jay singing this song, not a Lego Joey, but it's such a damn cute video that I'll let the inaccuracy slide.

My son is a major Lego Maniac, he's gonna get SUCH a kick out of this video when I show it to him!!

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:08 am

I love The Ramones almost as much as God and my wife
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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:23 am

RevBilly6207 wrote:
I love The Ramones almost as much as God and my wife

Now THAT's hardcore. Amen, brother! :metal:

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:33 am

Hey FF or anyone else have you heard of the Exploding White Mice? Great band from the 80's who had a massive Ramones influence going through them and were named after a scene in the Rock N' Roll High School movie.....



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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:03 pm

I've heard of the Exploding White Mice (love the name!) before but never heard any of their stuff. Sounds pretty cool tho, thanks RP!

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PostSubject: Re: How'bout some RAMONES?   Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:56 pm

Exploding White Mice, love the name and love the tune, which I listened to last night. rattpoison I have no idea how you discover all these obsure bands but another great find, thanks dude.
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