In January of 1976 the Ramones went into the studio for one week. Three months later, to not very much fanfare, they released their debut album, Ramones, and ‘the birth of punk music’.
It took almost 25 years for the album to reach ‘gold’ status in sales, but the fact that people remember the album so fondly, and still enjoy playing it, really says it all. It truly is a classic.
To add a bit more to this story we also watched a documentary about the band, End of The Century, which runs for roughly 100 minutes and gives many great insights into the band.
If you’ve not seen the film you should. It is loaded with so many great interviews with the band, people involved with the band, peers, and plenty of electric live footage.
Like us, you may prefer certain genres of music over others, but we’re sure that you’re like us and will think ‘if it’s good, it’s good’.
The Ramones were a complex band, innovative, influential, and their debut album is like shot of adrenaline.