Too Tough to Die [Expanded]

Too Tough to Die [Expanded]

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by The Ramones
     
 

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With the Ramones' original drummer, Tommy Erdelyi, producing, the group returns to simple, scathing punk rock on Too Tough to Die. The group takes the big guitar riffs of Subterranean Jungle and makes them shorter and heavier. The Ramones' rhythms are back up to jackhammer speed and the songsSee more details below

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With the Ramones' original drummer, Tommy Erdelyi, producing, the group returns to simple, scathing punk rock on Too Tough to Die. The group takes the big guitar riffs of Subterranean Jungle and makes them shorter and heavier. The Ramones' rhythms are back up to jackhammer speed and the songs are down to short, terse statements. The results read like a reaction to hardcore punk, but the Ramones are more melodic than any hardcore band, as well as smarter than most. Apart from the occasional foray into pop, such as the surprisingly effective Dave Stewart-produced "Howling at the Moon," the album is a sterling set of lethal punk, the best the Ramones had made since the end of the '70s. It was also the last great record they would ever make. [The 2002 reissue adds more bonus tracks than there are original songs. These new tracks include the unreleased tracks "Smash You," "Out of Here," and "I'm Not an Answer"; a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man"; versions of "Planet Earth 1988," "Danger Zone," and "Too Tough to Die" with Dee Dee singing; and demos of "No Go," "Mama's Boy," "Endless Vacation," "Daytime Dilemma," and "Howling at the Moon."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2002
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0081227815820
catalogNumber:
78158
Rank:
57862

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ramones   Primary Artist
Jerry Harrison   Synthesizer
Benmont Tench   Keyboards
Joey Ramone   Vocals
Dee Dee Ramone   Bass
Johnny Ramone   Guitar
Richie Ramone   Drums

Technical Credits

Greg Allen   Art Direction
Billy Altman   Liner Notes
Thomas Erdelyi   Composer
Bill Inglot   Reissue Producer,Remastering
Joey Ramone   Composer
Dee Dee Ramone   Composer
Johnny Ramone   Composer
Ed Stasium   Producer,Engineer
Dave Stewart   Producer
Steven Chean   Editorial Research
Daniel Hersch   Remastering

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