“Listen, this band is staring into the absolute face of the void with more than confidence – this is triumphant music. Why is this possible? Essentially because the Ramones remain humble at heart and still simply love what they do.” –NME, April 1983.
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“I was forming some opinions about needing some peace in the world. I could feel a lot of violence and hostility in the air and I needed to try and say something about it.” - Dee Dee Ramone on lyrics for "Too Tough To Die"
Photo by Denis O’Regan.
“Now I know the score/
I don't need you anymore don't want you/
Cause you're a bore I need somebody good/
I need a miracle.”
-Ramones “Glad To See You Go”
Photo: Ramones near The Bowery in New York City, April 1977. Photo by Chalkie Davies.
“You could walk up to him in the street and he’d talk to you. Some stranger would come up and say ‘Hi,’ and he’d have an hour-long conversation if you didn’t pull him away. That’s the type of guy he was.” –Monte Melnick on Joey Ramone
“There are a lot of Ramones live albums, but this is the only one you really need.” – Rolling Stone on “It’s Alive”, released today in 1979.
Photo: Ramones recording “It’s Alive” at the Rainbow Theatre in London on New Year’s Eve, 1977. Photo by Roberta Bayley.
"Siga Victor al lugar sagrado,
Esto no es un sueño, no puedo escapar,
Los molares y colmillos, el chasquido de los huesos,
Espíritus gimiendo entre las lápidas,
Y la noche, cuando la luna es brillante,
Alguien grita, algo no está bien ".
-Ramones "Pet Sematary" del album "Brain Drain", publicado ayer en el año 1989.
“Follow Victor to the sacred place,
This ain't a dream, I can't escape,
Molars and fangs, the clicking of bones,
Spirits moaning among the tombstones,
And the night, when the moon is bright,
Someone cries, something ain't right.”
-Ramones “Pet Sematary” off of “Brain Drain” released today in 1989.