Wednesday, March 29, 2006
#2 Ramones (Self-Titled) 1976
One hell of a debut album eh? I was turned onto this album some 13 yrs after its release, buying it at Sam The Record Man in Halifax in 1989. This album more than any other introduced the world to 2-cord rock, that rock and roll didn't have to be corporate and have 15 minute gutair solos or any of that. As a matter of fact the first time the band played England, half of the audience in attendance went home and started a band. For the unknowing, this is the album that kicked off the punk rock movement. And its impact is everlasting, try and go to a hockey game (besides the Axemen who never seem to play it!) and or watch one on tv and not hear Blitzkrieg Bop (HEY HO! LET's GO!) and think of all the bands that copied their style, not just punk, but also hard rock, metal, speed metal, black metal, thrash music and the list goes on and on.