Ramones – Rocket To Russia

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The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens in 1974. They are often cited as the first true punk rock group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success initially, the band was highly influential in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Ramones’ loud, fast, straightforward musical style was influenced by pop music that the band members grew up listening to in the 1950s and 1960s, including classic rock groups such as the Beach Boys, the Who, the Beatles, the Kinks, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Doors and Creedence Clearwater Revival, while also drawing on the harder rock sound of the MC5, Black Sabbath, the Stooges and the New York Dolls. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played a farewell concert and disbanded, and by 2014, all four of the band’s original members had died. Rocket to Russia is their third studio album, released on November 4, 1977. The musical style showed more of a surf rock influence, and the album received positive reception, with many critics appreciating the matured production and sound quality as compared to Rocket to Russia’s predecessors. This is the last album to be recorded with all four original members, as drummer Tommy Ramone left the band in 1978 to work solely on production. Johnny Ramone once stated that Rocket to Russia was his favorite Ramones album.

180 gram Remastered Vinyl
Label: Sire
Cat. # 081227932701

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