The Ramones Rocket To Russia 180g LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 106/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" - Rated 461/500!
180 Gram Rhino Vinyl Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes!
Punk Rock's Finest (Half) Hour?
The third studio album by the punk rockers was originally released November 4,
1977 and was their last recording with original drummer Tommy Ramone. The songs
incorporate surf rock with other influences and include some of the Ramones'
best-known songs including "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" and "Teenage Lobotomy".
"The Ramones wrote their third album on tour, as they took the gospel of
three chords and ripped denim beyond New York's five boroughs. Rocket to Russia
was also their first true studio triumph, an exuberant, polished bottling of the
CBGB-stage napalm of Ramones and Leave Home. Honed arrangements and a dash of
gloss bring out the Top Forty classicism in "Rockaway Beach" and "Sheena Is a
Punk Rocker" and the lonely-boy poignancy of Joey Ramone's vocals in "I Don't
Care" and "I Wanna Be Well." Rocket was also the last album made by the Ramones'
founding four: Drummer Tommy Ramone left to be a full-time producer." -
"Rocket To Russia is the best American rock & roll of the year." - Dave
Marsh, Rolling Stone, 1977
"Yes, folks, there's something for everyone on this ready-made punk-rock
classic. A" - Robert Christgau
"The Ramones' first four albums stand together as the most toweringly
aggressive, misleadingly primitive, perfectly phrased musical statement ever
made." - NME
"This was cut twice: first as a single that was rushed to radio and became one of the Ramones' few modest hits, then in a slightly souped-up version for the band's album Rocket to Russia. 'I combined Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, with the primalness of punk rock,' said Joey Ramone. 'It was funny, because all the girls in New York seemed to change their names to Sheena after that.'" - Rolling Stone
• 180g Vinyl
• Cut from Original Analog Masters
• Package replicated to the finest detail
• Mastering at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi
Joey Ramone, lead vocals
Johnny Ramone, guitar
Dee Dee Ramone, bass, backing vocals
Tommy Ramone, drums
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?
10. I Wanna Be Well
11. I Can't Give You Anything
13. Surfin' Bird
14. Why Is It Always This Way?