Ramones [Expanded]

Ramones [Expanded]

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by The Ramones
     
 

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This 2001 reissue of the Ramones' debut album adds 8 tracks to the LP's original 14, including the single version of "Blitzkreig Bop" and demo takes of "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," "Judy Is a Punk," "I Can't Be," and "I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed." The demo versions of "I Don't Care," "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue," and "You Should Never Have Opened… See more details below

Overview

This 2001 reissue of the Ramones' debut album adds 8 tracks to the LP's original 14, including the single version of "Blitzkreig Bop" and demo takes of "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," "Judy Is a Punk," "I Can't Be," and "I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed." The demo versions of "I Don't Care," "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue," and "You Should Never Have Opened That Door" were previously unissued. The CD booklet includes liner notes from Donna Gaines, song lyrics, and lots of photos.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's 2001 expanded reissue of the Ramones' seminal debut album would have been welcomed if it had simply brought the original album back in print. It may have been available as part of the wonderful All the Stuff & More, Vol. 1 compilation, but there's nothing like hearing the original album in a concentrated blast of gleeful primitivism -- unless it's hearing it in this expanded form with eight bonus tracks. Apart from the final cut, the single version of "Blitzkrieg Bop," these are all demos, some appearing on All the Stuff & More, some appearing on a 1997 7" on Norton Records, some previously unreleased. It would be misleading to call these bonus cuts revelatory, even if they do confirm the group's affection for pop, but they're all welcome additions to the album, especially since they do contain "I Can't Be" and "I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed," songs that never made it to Ramones albums, plus early versions of "I Don't Care" and "You Should Never Have Opened That Door." On top of the music is the 20-page booklet, containing full artwork and lyrics, tons of rare photographs, and notes from Donna Gaines. It's a terrific package, and it's not just for the dedicated Ramones or punk fan -- it's essential for any rock library.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2001
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227430627
catalogNumber:
74306
Rank:
17561

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ramones   Primary Artist
Joey Ramone   Vocals
Dee Dee Ramone   Bass,Bass Guitar
Johnny Ramone   Guitar
Tommy Ramone   Drums

Technical Credits

Gary Stewart   Reissue Producer
Ramones   Composer
Craig Leon   Producer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Thomas Erdelyi   Producer
Bill Inglot   Producer,Reissue Producer
Jack Malken   Engineer
Joey Ramone   Composer
Dee Dee Ramone   Composer
Johnny Ramone   Composer
Tommy Ramone   Composer
Marty Thau   Producer
Sevie Bates   Art Direction
Rob Freeman   Engineer
Roberta Bayley   Contributor,Cover Photo
Jim Lee   Composer
Arturo Vega   Contributor
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research

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