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Formed: 1974 in Queens, New York, NY
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Disbanded: 1996
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Clem Burke, Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Richie Ramone, C.J. Ramone
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Released: 1976
Label: Phantom Records (England)
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With the three-chord assault of "Blitzkrieg Bop," The Ramones begins at a blinding speed and never once over the course of its 14 songs does it let up. The Ramones is all about speed, hooks, stupidity, ...Read full review
Rocket to Russia
Released: 1977
Label: Sire/London/Rhino
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The Ramones provided the blueprint and Leave Home duplicated it with lesser results, but the Ramones' third album, Rocket to Russia, perfected it. Rocket to Russia boasts a cleaner production than its ...Read full review