A trent'anni di distanza dall'uscita del loro primo singolo, i Ramones ancora oggi rappresentano la quintessenza della musica punk. Quattro adolescenti della periferia newyorkese alla conquista del mondo: rabbia e vuoto esistenziale sparati alla velocità del suono, l'eccitazione primordiale di un ritmo frenetico. "Blitzkrieg punk" è la feroce autobiografia di Dee Dee Ramone, ex delinquente di strada e "politossico" che assieme ai "fratelli" Johnny, Joey e Marky rase al suolo il rock 'n' roll.
Johnny Cash's fourth project with producer Rick Rubin continues on the same path as many of their previous releases: Cash's warm and rumbling baritone over minimal production and gentle duets with some surprising guests. One of the things that sets American IV: The Man Comes Around apart from the others is Cash's song selections. The success he experienced with his previous interpretations of contemporary songwriters (Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage," Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat") is applied to this album with varying degrees of success. His throaty reading of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" easily fits into his "Man in Black" persona…
This is the complete review of the history and music of the band during its seventies heyday plus rarely seen performances from the 80s.
The Ramones are the first punk rock band. Other bands, such as the Stooges and the New York Dolls, came before them and set the stage and aesthetic for punk, and bands that immediately followed, such as the Sex Pistols, made the latent violence of the music more explicit, but The Ramones crystallized the musical ideals of the genre.
Explore the incomparable footprint of the Ramones' musical legacy with a boxed set featuring the band's seminal albums. With the 1976 release of their debut album, the Ramones issued a manifesto with their groundbreaking sound, inspiring countless others to pick up guitars and rock. Formed in the Forest Hills section of Queens, NY in 1974, the Ramones were completely original, forgoing a whole new sound and direction for music and giving birth to punk.