The Ramones' Ramones

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Feb 18, 2005 - Music - 128 pages
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What could be more punk rock than a band that never changed, a band that for decades punched out three-minute powerhouses in the style that made them famous? The Ramones' repetition and attitude inspired a genre, and Ramones set its tone. Nicholas Rombes examines punk history, with the recording of Ramones at its core, in this inspiring and thoroughly researched justification of his obsession with the album.
 

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Rombes's essay is divided into a section on context ("Ramones in Their Time") and another on the LP itself ("Ramones"). The first section is a nice account of punk overall. Not to say it's persuasive ... Read full review

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Nicholas Rombes is a professor of English at the University of Detroit Mercy. His books include Ramones (Continuum), New Punk Cinema, and the forthcoming Cinema in the Digital Age. He has written for Exquisite Corpse, McSweeney's online, and CTheory.

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