Punk Rock Music 80s Ramones Information









Information on the Ramones group who performed punk rock music in the 80s can be found online and all it takes is a quick search on a search engine to find all of the information you might need about them. The Ramones are often considered to be the first punk rock group of the 80's. They are an American Rock band and the band was formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, in 1974. The group performed 2,263 concerts and toured almost non stop for 22 years. The band finally split up in 1996 after they performed their final show at the Lollapalooza music festival. The three founding members, Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny all three died within eight years after they split up.

The members of the Ramones band were, Joey Ramone (vocalist), Johnny Ramone (guitar), Dee Dee Ramone (Bass guitar, C. J. Ramone (bass guitar), Marky Ramone (drums), Richie Ramone (drums), and Tommy Ramone (drums). The group was signed with the punk rock recording company called, Ubiquity, in New York City. Their Greatest Hits were recorded on the Sire records label in 1976 and was called, Blitzkrieg Bop. In 1989 they recorded the sountrack for the horror film called, Pet Sematary. Their sound was the blueprint for punk rock.

Some of the groups most popular songs were, Blitzkrieg Bop, Beat On the Brat, Judy Is A Punk, I Wanna’ Be Your Boyfriend, Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, Pin head, Commando, Rockaway Beach, We’re A Happy Family, Cretin Hop, Teenage Lobotomy, I Wanna’ Be Sedated, I Just Want To Have Something To Do, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School, Baby, I Love You, Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio?, KKK Took My Baby Away, Outsider, Pet Sematary, and Wart Hog.

The Ramones did not achieve much commercial success during their music career and their only album to reach gold status in the United States was their compilation album called, Ramones Mania. The band has gained more recognition in the years since their split, and they are in the Rolling Stones top 100 list for the Greatest Artists of All Time. They are also on the VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and Mojo’s 100 Greatest Albums list. The Ramones were voted as the second greatest rock and roll band ever in Spin Magazine, in 2002. Number one group in Spin magazine was The beatles. On March 18, 2002, The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Ramones grew up listening to rock and roll stars such as The Beach Boys, The beatles, The Kinks, The Ronettes, and proto punk groups such as The Stooges and the New York Dolls. The band released a total of 42 albums and 7 films during their career.

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