The Ramones were featured in a New York Times piece by music writer Ben Sisario on March 18, 2016. To read the full article please click here.
by Ben Sisario
The Ramones’ self-titled first album came out in April 1976, and by sales standards alone it was a flop, reaching only No. 111 on the Billboard chart.
But with its raw sound and extremely bare songwriting style, “Ramones” became a founding document of punk rock. For its 40th anniversary, the album is being celebrated with an expanded reissue due this summer from Rhino Records and an exhibition, “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk,” opening at the Queens Museum on April 10.
None of the original band members — Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and TommyRamone — survive, but some of the people involved in making the first album recently recalled the early days of the band and its rushed but calculated time in the studio. Read more here on The NYTimes website.