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What could be more punk rock than a band that never changed, a band that for decades punched out three-minute powerhouses in the style that made them famous? The Ramones’ repetition and attitude inspired a genre, and Ramones set its tone. Nicholas Rombes examines punk history, with the recording of Ramones at its core, in this inspiring and thoroughly researched justification of his obsession with the album. (PDF) The Ramones Ramones by Nicholas

 

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Lucid. Each volume provides insightful commentary. (PDF) The Ramones Ramones by Nicholas

 

About the Author

 

Nicholas Rombes is a professor of English at the University of Detroit Mercy. His books include Ramones (Continuum), New Punk Cinema, and the forthcoming Cinema in the Digital Age. He has written for Exquisite Corpse, McSweeney’s online, and CTheory.
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When I sat down to write about the album’s opening song, “Blitzkreig Bop,” my first line was “This is the best opening song to any rock album.” Then I decided that sounded too creepily fanatic and more than a little disingenuous, since I haven’t heard every rock album ever made, and I took it out. But then I went downstairs to the turntable and played it and midway through ran back upstairs and put the line back in even before the screensaver clicked in. Here’s why: “Blitzkrieg Bop” succeeds not only as a song in its own right, but also as a promise kept. The songs that follow live up to the speed, humor, menace, absurdity, and mystery of that first song, whose opening lines “Hey ho, let’s go” offer not so much a warning as an invitation to the listener, an invitation and a threat that the song isn’t a fluke or a one-off, but that it sets the stage for an entire album that will be fast and loud.

 

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File Size: 392 KB
Print Length: 129 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0826416713
Publisher: Continuum; 1 edition (February 18, 2005)
Publication Date: February 18, 2005
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B00LXV76JI
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Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,335,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#182 in Punk Music (Kindle Store)
#1712 in Rock Music (Kindle Store)
#701 in Punk Music (Books)

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