The Ramones were an American punk rock band from New York City. Their discography consists of fourteen studio albums, seven live albums, sixteen compilation albums, seventy-one singles, thirty-two music videos and ten films. The band formed in early 1974, and upon signing with Seymour Stein of Sire Records, the Ramones released their self-titled debut album on April 23, 1976.
Ramones is the debut studio album by American punk rock band the Ramones, released on April 23, 1976 by Sire Records. Fields agreed and convinced Craig Leon to produce Ramones, and the band recorded a demo for prospective record labels. Leon persuaded Sire president Seymour Stein to listen to the band perform, and he later offered the band a recording contract. The Ramones began playing gigs in mid-1974, with their first show at Performance Studios in New York City. The band, performing in a style similar to the one used on their debut album, typically performed at clubs in downtown Manhattan, specifically CBGB and Max's Kansas City.
The Ramones were featured in a New York Times piece by music writer Ben Sisario on March 18, 2016. Ramones’: The Story Behind a Debut Album From Punk Pioneers 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.
Dee Dee was the heart and soul of the Ramones, she writes. He brought that aspect to everything he did. Dee Dee set the tone for who and what the Ramones were, giving their identity consistency, and setting the bar for what would eventually define punk rock. The cover, printed on metallic gold foil, showcases an outtake shot from the photo session for the Ramones debut album cover taken by photographer Roberta Bayley in 1976 on the streets of New York City. The new foreword for Chelsea Horror Hotel was written by horror icon Joe Dante: director of Gremlins, the Howling and Twilight Zone.
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Green Day, the Ramones, Patti Smith and more make the punk album list. Ebet ty, Ian ty, Dick ty. Punk rock started in 1976 on New York’s Bowery, when four cretins from Queens came up with a mutant strain of blitzkrieg bubblegum. If Ramones was Year Zero for punk rock, it didn’t come without precedent, so we included essential forebears like the Stooges, the New York Dolls, Pere Ubu and Patti Smith, artists who were punk in spirit (if not always entirely in sound) before the style really had a name. We didn’t get too fussy about all the old but really, what is punk? debates either.
The Ramones’ self-titled first album came out in April 1976, and by sales standards alone it was a flop, reaching only No.