Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

RAMONES: ROCKET TO RUSSIA

Punk rock was owned by these four leather jacketed New Yorkers who shared a common adopted last name and a band who changed everything…Ramones.

In keeping with the no frills nature of the music they created, I will keep this review short and to the point.

Rocket To Russia was quite possibly the best record Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy ever put out.

It was the last one with the original lineup.

It featured the immortal classics Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, Teenage Lobotomy, Rockaway Beach, Cretin Hop, We’re A Happy Family, I Don’t Care, as well as two magnificent covers, Surfin’ Bird (The Trashmen) and Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman).

Great stuff from the greatest punk band in history…1!2!3!4! Hey, Ho…Let’s go!

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