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Second rule is: Be nice to mommy. Third rule is: Don't talk to commies. Fourth rule is: Eat kosher salamis! There was an error. I love you for that! Flag RenRamone on August 21, General Comment i always thought it was "fourth rule is- eat cookies, a lot of 'em! No Replies Log in to reply. General Comment If you want another good view of Dee Dee's early life and troubles, study the lyrics of "Poison Heart.
A year later I'd escaped Florida and was in college in DeKalb, Illinois, and found the handful of people there into punk rock and we all borrowed cars and drove to Schaumberg, Illinois to see the Ramones at some suburban strip-mall disco converted to rock club for the purpose of the show.
They were the loudest thing I had ever heard. You had to push forward to keep from getting knocked over by the sound. They were a sonic tornado. The show left me spent and thrilled and most definitely bought in. The Ramones were a permanent part of my landscape after that. I saw them many more times, and met them on tour. But because I had discovered them through Road to Ruin and the live shows, I never really listened to the first album as an album, just songs here and there, and so the significance of that record never cohered for me.
Fast-forward to now, and I have a year-old daughter who's a musician and who mines the used record stores like a historian discovering the past. Catholic in taste, she prefers classic rock and jazz to punk and hardcore. Except the Ramones.
The Ramones she gets. Because they don't take themselves seriously. Because they are dumb and fun and are a gateway drug to all the great highs in rock and roll.
And so she listens to that first album, and by proxy now, so do I. Here's what I hear: That lo-fi sonic tornado, absolutely groundbreaking for the time.
It's rock minimalism in the sense that all minimalism is a Zen concentration of nuance. The harmonics of the guitars are almost indescribable, like a wind chime in a hurricane. The pop gloss is so sticky and sweet and — let's face it — perverse that you can't get the melodies out of your head. There's a reason Phil Spector could do nothing with the band on End of the Century. Tommy Ramone and the boys took a completely different approach: instead of building the wall of sound by addition, they did it by reduction.
It's a high-concept for the lowbrows. Absolute genius. It only took me 40 years to figure it out. I first heard the Ramones when an Italian family from New York moved in catty-corner across the street from my family. It was I used to put them on to build up my stamina while playing drums.
I love the Ramones with all my heart. This was in the Los Angeles suburbs, and they did spark my interest, as they sounded much faster than anything else I ever heard. He also played the band called Van Halen. And early Van Halen was pretty rockin' and raw, but the Ramones were something far beyond that.
They sparked something in my soul and set it on fire. And as a kid, I was a total pyro!! The Ramones made me feel wild then, and still do now. Simple is better than anything. Too Tough to Die. Dee Dee, Joey, Jean Beauvoir. Subterranean Jungle. Sonny Bono , Jack Nitzsche. Richie Ramone. Pleasant Dreams. Dee Dee, Richard Hell. Rock 'n' Roll High School film. Gold .Jan 06, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - Ramones - "Commando" - Ramones Mania YouTube Ramones San Bernardino, California 03 09 ) - Duration: hakimbey75 56, views.