Weird Tales of the Ramones (1976-1996)

Weird Tales of the Ramones (1976-1996)

by Ramones
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Weird Tales of the Ramones (1976-1996)

With the exception of Elvis Presley and the Beatles, it's hard to imagine any act exerting more of an influence on rock 'n' roll than the bruddas Ramone. That importance is captured eloquently on this far-reaching box set, which chronicles the history of the punk pioneers without casting them into the swamp of stodginess that accompanies most historical retrospectives. Weird Tales of the Ramones hews pretty closely to the band's official catalog -- collecting tunes from their breathlessly revelatory debut (like "Blitzkrieg Bop") as well as their swan song (the righteously self-referential "R.A.M.O.N.E.S.") -- on three discs that comprise four score and five short, sharp tunes. The aural component, while useful to non-completists, won't do much for diehard Ramoniacs. What will, however, is the set's visual component, a DCD that includes every video the Ramones made during their two-plus decades together, not to mention a passel of interviews with the gents bearing the Ramone surname as well as a slew of their CBGB-era contemporaries. Befitting its title, Weird Tales is rounded out by a full-color comic book–themed booklet -- featuring exclusive illustrations by noted artists including Sergio Aragones (Mad Magazine), Xaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Bill Stout (EC Comics), and more -- that tells the strange-but-true story of the four lads from Queens who'd ultimately emerge as the voice of a generation. Gabba, Gabba Hey indeed!

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2005
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227466220
catalogNumber: 74662

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Blitzkrieg Bop
  2. Beat on the Brat
  3. Judy Is a Punk
  4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
  5. Loudmouth
  6. 53rd & 3rd
  7. Havana Affair
  8. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
  9. Glad to See You Go
  10. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
  11. I Remember You
  12. Carbona Not Glue
  13. Oh, Oh, I Love Her So
  14. Swallow My Pride
  15. Commando
  16. Pinhead
  17. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
  18. I Don't Care
  19. Rockaway Beach
  20. Cretin Hop
  21. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  22. Teenage Lobotomy
  23. Slug
  24. Surfin' Bird
  25. We're a Happy Family
  26. I Just Want to Have Something to Do
  27. I Wanted Everything
  28. Needles & Pins
  29. I Wanna Be Sedated
  30. Go Mental
  31. Don't Come Close
  32. I Don't Want You
  33. She's the One
  34. I'm Against It

Disc 2

  1. Rock 'N' Roll High School
  2. I Want You Around
  3. Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?
  4. I'm Affected
  5. Danny Says
  6. The KKK Took My Baby Away
  7. You Sound Like You're Sick
  8. She's a Sensation
  9. All's Quiet on the Eastern Front
  10. Outsider
  11. Highest Trails Above
  12. Psycho Therapy
  13. Time Bomb
  14. Mama's Boy
  15. I'm Not Afraid of Life
  16. Too Tough to Die
  17. Wart Hog
  18. Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)
  19. Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)
  20. Endless Vacation
  21. My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) " [Vers
  22. Somebody Put Something in My Drink
  23. Animal Boy
  24. I Don't Want to Live This Life (Anymore)
  25. Love Kills
  26. Something to Believe In

Disc 3

  1. I Wanna Live
  2. Bop 'Til You Drop
  3. I Lost My Mind
  4. Garden of Serenity
  5. I Believe in Miracles
  6. Pet Sematary
  7. Punishment Fits the Crime
  8. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)
  9. Main Man
  10. Strength to Endure
  11. Poison Heart
  12. I Won't Let It Happen
  13. Censorshit
  14. Journey to the Center of the Mind
  15. 7 and 7 Is
  16. When I Was Young
  17. I Don't Wanna Grow Up
  18. Scattergun
  19. Makin Monsters for My Friends
  20. The Crusher
  21. Spiderman
  22. Life's a Gas
  23. She Talks to Rainbows
  24. Any Way You Want It
  25. R.A.M.O.N.E.S.

Disc 4

  1. Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?
  2. Rock 'N' Roll High School
  3. We Want the Airwaves
  4. Psycho Therapy
  5. Time Has Come Today
  6. Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)
  7. Something to Believe In
  8. I Wanna Live
  9. I Wanna Be Sedated
  10. Pet Sematary
  11. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)
  12. I Believe in Miracles
  13. Strength to Endure
  14. Poison Heart
  15. Substitute
  16. I Don't Wanna Grow Up
  17. Blitzkrieg Bop
  18. [Untitled Track]

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ramones   Primary Artist
Graham Gouldman   Background Vocals
Rodney Bingenheimer   Hand Clapping
Benmont Tench   Keyboards
Russell Mael   Background Vocals
Joey Ramone   Vocals,Group Member
Dee Dee Ramone   Bass,Group Member
Johnny Ramone   Guitar,Group Member
Marky Ramone   Drums,Group Member
Tommy Ramone   Drums,Group Member
Ian Wilson   Background Vocals
Richie Ramone   Drums,Group Member
C.J. Ramone   Bass,Group Member
Harvey Robert Kubernick   Hand Clapping
Dick Emerson   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Ted Nugent   Composer
Ramones   Composer
Pete Townshend   Composer
Tom Waits   Composer
Bill Laswell   Producer
John Weider   Composer
Graham Gouldman   Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Composer
Craig Leon   Producer
Phil Spector   Producer
Eric Burdon   Composer
Jean Beauvoir   Composer,Producer
Tony Bongiovi   Producer
Sonny Bono   Composer
Kathleen Brennan   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Ian Bryan   Engineer
Ritchie Cordell   Producer
Thomas Erdelyi   Composer,Producer
Steve Farmer   Composer
Bryce Goggin   Engineer
Harvey Goldberg   Engineer
Paul Hamingson   Engineer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Barry Jenkins   Composer
Judy Kirschner   Engineer
Glen Kolotkin   Producer
Arthur Lee   Composer
Larry Levine   Engineer
Robert Musso   Engineer
Joey Ramone   Composer
Dee Dee Ramone   Composer
Johnny Ramone   Composer
Tommy Ramone   Composer
Daniel Rey   Composer,Producer
Andy Shernoff   Composer
Joel Soiffer   Remixing
Ed Stasium   Producer,Engineer
Richie Stotts   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Carl White   Composer
Jeff White   Producer
Keith Bessey   Engineer
Joseph Chambers   Composer
Jorge Esteban   Engineer
Scott Hackwith   Producer
Boris Menart   Engineer
Richie Ramone   Composer
Chris Nagle   Engineer
C.J. Ramone   Composer
Phil Campbell   Composer
William Stout   Cover Art
Philip Taylor   Composer
Trent Slatton   Engineer
Steve Vance   Cover Art
Maureen Nappi   Director
John Pound   Artwork
Michael Burston   Composer
Sheryl Farber   Art Direction
Alfred Frazier   Composer
Turner Wilson   Composer
Jim Woodring   Cover Art
Rob Freeman   Engineer
George Seminara   Director
Mark Robinson   Director
Daniel McCulloch   Composer
Sophia T. Fields   Producer
Bryan Domyan   Director
Valerie Faris   Director
Samuel Bayer   Director
Bill Frischman   Director
Kirk Heflin   Director
Craig Leibner   Director
Preachman   Director

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Weird Tales of the Ramones 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is a great item. A bit pricy, but a must for all die-hard Ramones fans.