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Road to Ruin
Ramones
Road to Ruin
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest
 
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The 1978 & fourth album by New York's beloved punk rockers, unavailable as an individual title on CD in the U.S. 12 tracks, including 'I Wanna Be Sedated', 'I Just Want To Have Something To Do', 'Needles And Pins' and 'Sh...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ramones
Title: Road to Ruin
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 1/7/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075992742627

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The 1978 & fourth album by New York's beloved punk rockers, unavailable as an individual title on CD in the U.S. 12 tracks, including 'I Wanna Be Sedated', 'I Just Want To Have Something To Do', 'Needles And Pins' and 'She's The One'.

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Road To Ruin Really Rocks
sanstv | 05/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Maybe it's that I'm bummed out (still) from Joey Ramone's death. Maybe I'm just feeling nostalgic. Maybe I'm just remembering the first time I ever heard the Ramones, when I was 16, riding around suburban Chicago when a friend of mine blasted out "I Just Want To Have Something To Do" on his jambox. I can't say that a single song changed my life, but I still get shivers when I hear those first chords of that song. That's the day I started listening to punk rock, and it's fair to say my whole worldview has changed with it.The Ramones were an American original, and "Road To Ruin" comprises some of their best work. "I Want To Be Sedated," "Bad Brain," and "Go Mental" are some hilarious takes on mental health, while "Needles and Pins" could be the best cover ever done (Joey at his finest). Maybe the best song is "It's A Long Way Back," which is comprised of the following lyrics:You by the phone You all alone It's a long way back to Germany It's a long way back to GermanyI'll miss Joey, and I miss the Ramones, but this record is as good as any at capturing the essence of those four dudes from Queens."
CLASSIC RAMONES
don macvicar | here | 11/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first ramones album i ever bought as a 14 year old in 1985,and an album i still play to this day. the ramones are the beach boys of punk rock and possibly thee major influence on british punk.
'road to ruin' is classic ramones at their bubble gum best you cant help but getting up and strutting your stuff to the likes of 'i wanna be sedated' or maybe even 'dont come close' then again you might just shed a tear to their brilliant cover of 'needles and pins' or even the excellant 'questioninly'.
'road to ruin' is a perfect starter for newcomers and all classic rock music lovers, its also best played loud."
Great rock&roll from a great rock&roll band...
don macvicar | 05/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Ramones were a great singles band that made several great albums. Road to Ruin was their seminal achievement. Early enough to be raw, but refined by three previous studio efforts, this record has it all. It's got great pop, great rock, great lyrics, great arrangements(!) and catchy hooks throughout. There's no let-down - no bad tune - they're all great. Anyone will be singing/shouting these songs within a few hours of playing this CD. I heard that Joey Ramone died recently. That's too bad. The Ramones probably never got the attention and the affirmation they deserved. Their influence was enormous, as it should have been, but they never had that hit single they so richly deserved. To make up for it, I plan to make sure my kids know all the words to "Rockaway Beach" and many of the other Ramones classics ("I Wanna Be Sedated"), so they can share this great music with their friends.Really. Buy this CD. You won't be disappointed."