The Ramones - Ramones (Remastered/Expanded) (Music CD)

Release Date: 25 June 2001
Artist: The Ramones
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The Ramones' self-titled debut is a justifiably adored album--not just one of the best albums to come out of the initial New York punk explosion of the mid-'70s, but one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time. RAMONES is one of those rare records where there is not a single weak or out-of-place song. Changeups like the bubblegummy near-ballad "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and the uncharacteristically harsh "53rd and 3rd" (an unsentimental song about Dee Dee Ramone's days as a teenage hustler) vary the album's sound and mood more than its detractors (and even some of its fans) maintain.
The 2001 reissue adds eight bonus tracks. Most are culled from early demos, including two songs, "I Can't Be" and "I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed", that were never officially recorded, and two others, "You Should Never Have Opened That Door" and "I Don't Care", which eventually appeared on their second and third albums respectively. None of the demos are particularly different from the final recordings, but, interestingly, they tend to be a little slower and poppier-sounding. The cleaner-sounding, more trebly single mix of "Blitzkrieg Bop" closes the package.

1. Blitzkrieg Bop Listen
2. Beat On The Brat Listen
3. Judy Is A Punk Listen
4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend Listen
5. Chainsaw Listen
6. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
7. I Don't Wanna Go Down In The Basement
8. Loud Mouth
9. Havana Affair
10. Listen To My Heart
11. 53rd And 3rd
12. Let's Dance
13. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
14. Today Your Love Tomorrow The World
15. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
16. Judy Is A Punk
17. I Don't Care
18. I Can't Be
19. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
20. I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed
21. You Should Never Have Opened That Door
22. Blitzkreig Bop

Release Date: 25 June 2001
Artist: The Ramones
SKU: 8122743062