Rocket to Russia [40th Anniversary Edition] [Remastered Original Mix] [1 CD]

Rocket to Russia [40th Anniversary Edition] [Remastered Original Mix] [1 CD]

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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 predecessors, which only gives the Ramones' music more force. It helps that the group wrote its finest set of songs for the album. From the mindless, bopping opening of "Cretin Hop" and "Rockaway Beach" to the urban surf rock of "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" and the ridiculous anthem "Teenage Lobotomy," the songs are teeming with irresistibly catchy hooks; even their choice of covers, "Do You Want to Dance?" and "Surfin' Bird," provide more hooks than usual. The Ramones also branch out slightly, adding ballads to the mix. Even with these (relatively) slower songs, the speed of the album never decreases. However, the abundance of hooks and slight variety in tempos makes Rocket to Russia the Ramones' most listenable and enjoyable album -- it doesn't have the revolutionary impact of The Ramones, but it's a better album and one of the finest records of the late '70s. [A 40th Anniversary Edition of Rocket to Russia was released in 2017, featuring a remastered version of the album's original stereo mix.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/2017
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227932695
catalogNumber: 6042
Rank: 6597


  1. Cretin Hop
  2. Rockaway Beach
  3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  4. Locket Love
  5. I Don't Care
  6. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
  7. We're a Happy Family
  8. Teenage Lobotomy
  9. Do You Wanna Dance?
  10. I Wanna Be Well
  11. I Can't Give You Anything
  12. Ramona
  13. Surfin' Bird
  14. Why Is It Always This Way?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Tony Bongiovi   Producer
Thomas Erdelyi   Composer,Producer
Bobby Freeman   Composer
Bill Inglot   Reissue Producer
Ed Stasium   Engineer,Reissue Producer
Carl White   Composer
Frazier   Composer
John Holmstrom   Cover Drawing
Turner Wilson   Composer
John Gillespie   Art Direction
Danny Fields   Cover Photo
Jeffrey Hyman   Composer
John Earl Harris   Composer
Douglas Colvin   Composer
John Cummings   Composer

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