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On November 4, 1977.

ramones_-_rocket_to_russia

On November 4, 1977, “Sire” label released “Rocket to Russia”, the third Ramones studio album. It was recorded August – September 1977, at “Media Sound Studios” in Midtown Manhattan, and was produced by Tony Bongiovi and Tommy Ramone. The album’s cover art concept was by John Gillespie, with John Holmstrom and Johnny Ramone work on the illustration. In 2012, “rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Rocket to Russia” at number 106 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Joey Ramone– lead vocals
  • Johnny Ramone– lead guitar
  • Dee Dee Ramone– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Tommy Ramone– drums
  • Ed Stasium– engineer
  • Don Berman – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Danny Fields– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ramones, except where noted.

  1. Cretin Hop
  2. Rockaway Beach
  3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  4. Locket Love
  5. I Don’t Care
  6. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
  7. We’re a Happy Family
  8. Teenage Lobotomy
  9. Do You Wanna Dance? – Bobby Freeman
  10. I Wanna Be Well
  11. I Can’t Give you Anything
  12. Ramona
  13. Surfin’ Bird – Carl White, Alfred Frazier, John Harris, Turner Wilson
  14. Why Is It Always This Way?
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On October 1, 1984.

ramones_-_too_tough_to_die

On October 1, 1984, “Sire” label released “Too Tough to Die” the eighth Ramones studio album. It was recorded in July 1984, and was produced by Tommy Ramone, Dave Stewart and Ed Stasium. It was the first Ramones albums to feature Richie Ramone on drums. The cover photo for the album was taken by photographer George DuBose

Personnel:

  • Joey Ramone– lead vocals
  • Johnny Ramone– lead guitar
  • Dee Dee Ramone– bass, guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Richie Ramone– drums, backing vocals
  • Walter Lure– guitar
  • Jerry Harrison– synthesizer
  • Ben Tench– keyboards
  • Tony Wright– cover design
  • George DuBose – photography

Track listing:

  1. Mama’s Boy – Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone
  2. I’m Not Afraid of Life –
  3. Too Tough to Die – Dee Dee Ramone
  4. Durango 95 – Johnny Ramone
  5. Wart Hog – Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone
  6. Danger Zone – Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone
  7. Chasing the Night – Busta Cherry Jones, Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone
  8. Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La) – Dee Dee Ramone
  9. Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love) – Joey Ramone, Daniel Rey
  10. Planet Earth 1988 – Dee Dee Ramone
  11. Humankind – Ritchie Ramone
  12. Endless Vacation – Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone
  13. No Go – Joey Ramone

 

On September 21, 1978.

ramones_-_road_to_ruin_cover

On September 21, 1978, “Sire” label released “Road to Ruin”, the fourth Ramones studio album. It was recorded May – June 1978, at “Media Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Tommy Ramone and Ed Stasium. It was the first Ramones album to feature new drummer Marky Ramone, who replaced founding member Tommy Ramone. The album artwork was originally designed by Ramones fan Gus MacDonald, and later was modified by John Holmstrom to include Marky Ramone instead of Tommy Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Joey Ramone– lead vocals
  • Johnny Ramone– lead guitar
  • Dee Dee Ramone– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Marky Ramone– drums
  • Sonny Bono– composer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Spencer Drate – design
  • Tommy Ramone– engineer
  • Danny Fields– photography
  • John Gillespie – art direction
  • Bob Gruen– photography
  • John Holmstrom– cover art
  • Ray Janos – assistant engineer
  • Jack Nitzsche– composer
  • Chip Rock – photography
  • Ed Stasium– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ramones; except where noted.

  1. I Just Want to Have Something to Do
  2. I Wanted Everything
  3. Don’t Come Close
  4. Needles and Pins – Sonnu Bono, Jack Nitzsche
  5. I’m Against It
  6. I Wanna Be Sedated
  7. Go Mental
  8. Questioningly
  9. She’s the One
  10. Bad Brain
  11. It’s a Long Way Back

On January 10, 1977.

Ramones_-_Leave_Home

On January 10, 1977, “Sire” label released “Leave Home”, the second Ramones studio album.  It was recorded in October 1976 at “Sundragon Studios” in New York, and in August 12, 1976, at the “Roxy Theatre” in West Hollywood, and was produced by  Tony Bongiovi and Tommy Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Joey Ramone– Lead vocals
  • Johnny Ramone– Lead guitar
  • Dee Dee Ramone– Bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Tommy Ramone– drums
  • Moshe Brakha – front cover photography
  • Arturo Vega– back cover art
  • John Gillespie – art direction
  • Pat Chiono – design

Track listing:

  1. Glad to See You Go – Dee Dee Ramone, oey Ramone
  2. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment – Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone
  3. I Remember You – Joey Ramone
  4. Oh, Oh, I Love Her So – Joey Ramone
  5. Carbona Not Glue – Ramones
  6. Suzy is a Headbanger – Ramones
  7. Pinhead – Ramones
  8. Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy – Dee Dee ramone
  9. Swallow My Pride – Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone
  10. What’s Your Game – Joey Ramone
  11. California Sun – Henry Glover, Morris Levy
  12. Commando – Dee Dee Ramone and Joey Ramone
  13. You’re Gonna Kill That Girl – Joey Ramone
  14. You Should Never Have Opened That Door – Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone

On July 11, 2014.

Tommy Ramone

On July 11, 2014, Thomas Erdelyi aka Tommy Ramone, died aged 65. Being drummer, record producer, musician and songwriter, he was best known as member of the “Ramones”.  He worked as an assistant engineer at the “Record Plant” studio, where, he worked on the production of the 1970 Jimi Hendrix album “Band of Gypsys”.Tommy Ramone was the last surviving original member of the “Ramones” before his death.