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The Ramones


Again, as a result of the Old Grey Whistle Test DVDs, I've gotten quite heavily into The Ramones.

Yes, it's punk, but there's something about this band although I understand most of them are no longer with us?
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The reason why the the Ramones stand out is because of the humorous lyrics. That is their niche, and that makes them entertaining.
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I love the Ramones, i have all their albums, and i think that there´s much more to it than the lyrics ! Lyrics like "i´m not afraid of life" or "Danny says" hardly are humoristic " I think that a lot of lyrics are about fun, the sun, cars, girls (but not in a 80´s metal style, more in a 50´s rock/beach boys style) but Dee Dee Ramone wrote a lot about social issues emoticon oh and the music is just fantastic ! they almost don´t have any bad songs emoticon at least not in untill 79 emoticon

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P.S. - Poison Heart from 1988 or 89 is the worst song they got emoticon

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one of my fave bands. it's very sad that Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee are no longer with us.

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Re: The Ramones


quote:

Erich Estrada wrote:
It's very sad that Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee are no longer with us.



That's tragic. I was very taken with the visual appearance of the band, particularly the vocalist with the shades. There was something charismatic about that guy.

"Try, [sign in to see URL] do I have to?"

Simple but emotive all the same...



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What happened to the three of them? Very unusual that a band that isn't that old (I say that relatively speaking), would have already suffered such tragic loss.

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What happened to the three of them?



According to what I can find on the net -

Joey Ramone - cancer 2001
Dee Dee Ramone - overdose 2002
Johnny Cummings - cancer 2004

If it's [sign in to see URL]'s tragic.
May they rest in peace
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you're 100 % right JonD.

and it all happened extremely "fast/short" time. only three years hiato.

the johnny ewas the one most suprise, cos i never heard anything about his cancer. what a !@#$ !@#$.

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You sometimes can't help reading into these things but did Dee Dee overdose as a result of Joey's death?
Then the final [sign in to see URL] goes the same way as Joey. A truly tragic set of circumstances that nobody deserved.
A newspaper comment on Joey -
'Joey's deadpan delivery of fast and furious songs was unique'

This was one of the things that attracted me to the band along with the straight and precise musical [sign in to see URL] yeah, and the lyrics! That 'Rock 'N' Roll High School' made me sit up and take notice.

And simple though the music is, there is a uniqueness to it that marries well with Joey's vocal tone and manner of delivery.
I've got the 'Loud, Fast Ramones - Their Toughest Hits' CD. Although each number has a similar back-beat, you're instantly drawn into them by the way numbers kind of avalanche onto you from the outset (d'you know what I mean by that?). They also had a very good understanding of tempo and keeping things simple.


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You obviously *didn't* know what I meant by [sign in to see URL] well emoticon
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