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Acid Eaters
Acid Eaters
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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The Ramones play the Amboy Dukes! The Ramones play the Troggs! The Ramones play the Stones! Each new chestnut can render veteran fans speechless, and that's the point of Acid Eaters, of course. In addition to offering s...  more »


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All Artists: Ramones
Title: Acid Eaters
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fontana Mca
Original Release Date: 1/4/1994
Release Date: 1/4/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008811091323

The Ramones play the Amboy Dukes! The Ramones play the Troggs! The Ramones play the Stones! Each new chestnut can render veteran fans speechless, and that's the point of Acid Eaters, of course. In addition to offering short, sharp two-minute blasts of nostalgia, these 12 tunes make the case once more for the Ramones as essential rock archetypes: There have been punks before and since, but have any really done it better? It's a shrewd move: The Ramones still sound like the Ramones, even if their new A-list originals are fewer and further between, and the results are certainly more fun than the inferior covers heard from other, bigger bands. But the set list is more conservative than the title suggests. Too many of the songs are staples of classic rock radio, and true fans will wish the Ramones simply covered Nuggets, Lenny Kaye's influential collection of real acid-eating garage bands from the '60s.--Jim DeRogatis

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Cut the crap, guys, this really SUCKS!
Brian J. Demascio | Novato, CA, USA | 12/29/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"All you Ramones fans who say this was a "good" album need to have your head examined. I love the Ramones, but when this came out, I wanted to PUKE! The production is lame, the guitars are way down in the mix, there was a HOST of "guest musicians", as Johhny didn't play the intricate stuff, and well, this was AWEFUL. I could halfway get into the cover of "Surf City", and "Can't Seem To Make You Mine" was cool in the sense that this song was the kind of music that Joey envisioned the Ramones playing all along.

When C. Jay sings "My Back Pages" you can see a little bit of Ramones angst, but that's it.

Folks, the Ramones were NOT a "pop" band no matter how much Joey wanted it to be, and please note that NONE of these songs were picked for the "Hey Ho, Let's Go" anthology and the Johnny hand picked "Toughest Hits". That is because they all admit that this album was a huge mistake, it sucks, it was an attempt to finally sell some records (which failed miserably), and well, it just ain't vintage Ramones and they coulda done so much better.

Incidentally, I saw them on this toour, and the only song they did was "Substitute" (thank God), and if you were at as many Ramones shows as I was, then you know that from about 1985 on, they did a 30 song medley of speed snippets, strung together by Dee Dee (and then the really lame C. Jay) and his 1-2-3-4! All of the Ramones live albums are crap except for "It's Alive", and this is because the Ramones put on a "show" as opposed to trying to play the songs like they did from 1975-1984, and man, "Substitute" sucked even MORE (if that's possible) at this show. Thank GOD they scrapped all songs from this disaster of an album soon thereafter, and I sure hope God has spoken to Dee Dee, Joey, and Johnny sternly for making such a boring, weak, offensive, and crappy album!

Please take my word for it. Hey, of course I HAVE the cd, but that's because I am a Ramones fan and I wanna have ALL of their stuff...and if you are a die hard fan and a collector, then get this peice of garbage, but if you recently saw "Raw" and you wanna get into some great Ramones music, start with the new Rhino re-issues of the first 8 albums and you can't go wrong!

Take it from me, man!

Gabba Gabba Hey!!"
Just a homage to their heroes
Dj Garza [ in the mix ] | 12/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The greatest thing about The Ramones is their total lack of pretentions. They simple want to rock and that's all. But that's something very important. No matter if some of the songs on Acid Eaters are classic radio classics (in the other hand there are some pretty obscure numbers) cos' all of them really rock.
Journey to the Center of the Mind by the Amboy Dukes (with a very young Ted Nugent on the line-up), Substitute with Pete Townshend as guest singing back ups is simply amazing, as well as Marky drumming. My Back Pages is taken from the version that the Byrds did in their Younger Than Yesterday album instead of the 3/4 tempo of the original Another Side of Bob Dylan version. When I Was Young is another "hidden treasure" cos it's a single of the second-era Animals when they were called Eric Burdon & The Animals circa 1967.
Not a single bad song on the album. Essential purchase. Do yourself a favour and go quickly to find the originals. Satisfaction guaranteed."
wally gator | USA | 12/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

No, this isn't the sixties. This is THE RAMONES: ACID EATERS, their 1994 release that kicks! Personally, this is on my top five Ramones albums list.. its just a bunch of sixties trip songs covered as only The Ramones could do. Well, Ramones circa 1994, when they had CJ RAMONE on bass instead of Dee Dee, but he plays his ass off here.
True, this is not a traditional RAMONES, due to the fact that there are session players and special guests (Who legend Pete Townsend appears on SUBSTITUTE to name one) this album has a different feel than other albums. However in the nineties The Ramones gave the sound a little louder edge, and CJ, who does vocals on MY BACK PAGES adds a much more heavier feel.
Now, I think every RAMONES album can rock the house, if played loud enough. Of course the earlier albums are the classics, but all of the understated eighties albums kick too, and so do the handful of albums released in the nineties. The band experimented with different stuff from here to there, but they were always without a doubt true to themselves. This album is a ton of fun, so don't disregard it just because its not as established as other records, be a pioneer and ROCK this piece!"