Bossa N' Ramones is an album that places the songbook of the creators of punk in a new place full of subtleties, elegance and imagination. With more than a million records sold around the world, the newest chapter of The Rio Series is, without a doubt, the most adventurous and seductive. Recorded around the world, the album shines with the guest appearances of two transcendental female vocalists; Cherie Currie, ex singer of The Runaways (all female glam rock band who were a direct inspiration to the punk movement), Angie Bowie (singer, actress and writer, ex-wife of David Bowie and creator of the concept of glam rock) and Yasmin Gate, a member of Dirty Princess…
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.
Not many bands can honestly say they changed the shape of rock & roll as we know it and upended part of the larger global culture at the same time. The Ramones did just that; by stripping down and speeding up rock & roll like a hot rod that could outrun all competition, and injecting it with a massive dose of snotty, absurdist humor, they gave the music a new lease on life, and left behind a handful of brilliant recordings that are still a solid kick to hear nearly four decades after their debut hit the streets. Punk rock first emerged from a very specific time and place, but the best of it is timeless in its joyous roar, and the first four Ramones albums absolutely live up to that description.
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.