"[19] The composition features more complex melodies than that of other songs from the album, with Stasium proclaiming it to be a "mini-Ramones Symphony". Of course, I realise that my response was simply youthful folly. Rocket to Russia boasts a cleaner production than its predecessors, which only gives the Ramones' music more force. It's your money they're spending. "[7], The recording began on August 21, 1977 and took place in Midtown Manhattan at Media Sound Studios, a premises of a former Episcopalian Church. Johnny explained that "it's best to do it quickly ... You do not wanna sit there and bullshit. By the time this hit shelves albums from The Clash and of course The Sex Pistols were readily available and making quite an impact. The collection also includes a number of unreleased studio recordings, plus a previously unissued recording of the band’s 1977 concert in Glasgow, Scotland. "[40] The drummer left the band to continue on the album's writing and mixing. I told them we had to do something because I was losing my mind. Consultez des crédits, des avis, des pistes et achetez la référence 2018 180g Vinyl de Rocket To Russia sur Discogs. The Ramones provided the blueprint and Leave Home duplicated it with lesser results, but the Ramones' third album, Rocket to Russia, perfected it. Of course, I realise that my response was simply youthful folly. "[38] Joey also insisted that the Sex Pistols were partially responsible for the low sale numbers, concluding that before 60 Minutes focused on the Sex Pistols, Rocket to Russia had decent airplay. [37], The lack of record sales was largely due to the fellow punk band Sex Pistols turning people off the genre "with their antisocial behavior," as put by author Brian J. Bowe. This period was extremely significant to the punk rock genre, as it was the initial wave of New York City's underground punk bands receiving recording contracts. Contains two different mixes of the album: a remastered version of the original and a new 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix by originalRocket To Russia engineer/mixer Ed Stasium. or Best Offer. [12] Holmstrom and Johnny collaborated on the back cover's concept, eventually conceiving a military theme with an anti-communist cartoon drawing. Free Return Exchange or money back guarantee for all orders Learn more. Don't forget this was the Ramones answer to the UK assault of punk that had followed in their wake. Released in November 1977, it was the last album to be recorded with the original four members, with drummer Tommy Ramone leaving the band in 1978. The song is among the first pieces written by the band and was originally recorded as a demo that was released on the 2001 expanded edition of the Ramones debut album. I told Dee Dee and Joey first that I was leaving the band. ", which, according to engineer Ed Stasium, was the result of Dee Dee starting his iconic countdown before the tape started rolling. [5][6] Punk fans commonly believed that this musical style would soon top the market, to which author Tom Carson explains: "To be in New York that summer was to have some sense of what it might have been like to live in San Francisco in 1966 or '67, or in London when the Beatles and the [Rolling] Stones first hit. Under the Selfless label, Screeching Weasel, the Queers, and the Vindictives respectively covered the first three Ramones albums: Ramones (1976), Rocket to Russia (1977), and Leave Home (1977). [22], Critic Robert Christgau reaffirms that the album's content evolved significantly since previous releases. Not only was the album a huge fan favorite, it managed several minor hits on the Billboard singles chart with "Sheena is a Punk Rocker," "Rockaway Beach" … Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Ramones - Rocket To Russia at Discogs. It really kind of screwed things up for ourselves."[38][39]. [22], Rocket to Russia was well received by critics, and was often given a positive review. (originally performed by Bobby Freeman) and "Surfin' Bird" (originally performed by The Trashmen). 1977 Ramones Rocket to Russia Sire LP First Pressing Sterling SR-6042 SHRINK NM. Includes original album, a remastered edition, rare and unreleased tracks and never-before-heard multi-track recording of the band’s December 19, 1977 show at the Apollo Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. 0 bids. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Ramones - Rocket To Russia YouTube Ramones - Live At The Rainbow - December 31, 1977 - Duration: 26:19. [16] When the piece was performed at concerts, the band would pogo dance on stage. There was all this tension between me and Johnny. [18] "I Don't Care" is composed of three chords and features minimal text composition. Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine called it his favorite Ramones album as it contained several hooks and featured more variety of tempos. This is the last album to be recorded with all four original members, as drummer Tommy Ramone left the band in 1978 to work solely on production. The writing also tells of how the family are friends with the President of the United States and the Pope and indicate that the family sells "dope", which is slang for marijuana. [34] It also debuted at number 31 on the Swedish charts,[35] 36 on the Canadian charts,[36] and 60 on the UK Albums Chart. Tracks: Cretin Hop, Rockaway Beach, Here Today , Gone Tomorrow, Locket Love, I Don't Care, Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, We're A Happy Family, Teenage Lobotomy, Do You Wanna Dance?, I Wanna Be Well, I Can't Give You Anything, Ramona, Surfin' Bird, Why Is It Always This Way? From the mindless, bopping opening of "Cretin Hop" and "Rockaway Beach" to the urban surf rock of "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" and the ridiculous anthem "Teenage Lobotomy," the songs are teeming with irresistibly catchy hooks; even their choice of covers, "Do You Want to Dance?" It helps that the group wrote its finest set of songs for the album. [8] Rocket to Russia is the first album to feature two cover songs: "Do You Wanna Dance?" Rocket to Russia was the last Ramones album to be recorded with the band’s original lineup intact. The back cover art depicts a "pinhead" riding a rocket from the US to Russia. Rocket to Russia T-Shirt ... Vinyl LP remasteredThe second studio album by punk rockers the Ramones, was originally released in 1977 and features the classic songs "Pinhead" and "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment." "[24] Rolling Stone critic Dave Marsh began his review of the album by stating: "Rocket to Russia is the best American rock & roll of the year and possibly the funniest rock album ever made." [19] "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" was written by Joey, who explains that the lyrics are about a young female outsider named Sheena who strayed away from the popular disco and surf music and instead visited nightclubs and listened to punk rock. The album's recording began in August 1977, and the band had a considerably larger budget with Sire allowing them between $25,000 and $30,000; m… Ramones, Rocket To Russia, Rock N Roll, Band, 80s, 90s, Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The Ramones made their deepest mark to date with Rocket to Russia, their third album (and second of 1977). Rocket to Russia is the third studio album by the American punk rock band the Ramones, and was released on November 4, 1977, through Sire Records. When 'Rocket to Russia' was originally released - late in 1977 - I must confess that I was a little 'Ramones Fatigued'. After this, Joey asserted that "everyone flipped out and then things changed radically. Even with these (relatively) slower songs, the speed of the album never decreases. [5][6], "We're a Happy Family" is a caricature of the conditions which 20th-century middle-class American families lived in. CDx4+ $64.99 3 CD / 1 LP 40th anniversary deluxe edition. New York-based clubs CBGB and Max's Kansas City began to see bigger audiences crowd in to hear these bands. The Ramones 2,649,011 views [11], The album was released on November 4, 1977, under the name Rocket to Russia, though it had a working title of Get Well. Arturo Vega is credited as Artistic Coordinator, and Punk magazine editor John Holmstrom illustrated for the album. [2][3], Johnny Ramone once stated that Rocket to Russia was his favorite Ramones album. Band members blamed the Sex Pistols for their lack of sales, saying that they changed the punk image for the worse. “Rocket To Russia” is the third studio album by the American punk rock band Ramones. Since the Ramones will be relevant to the end of rock history, any person who hasn't picked … Fans and critics alike have noticed more pop sensibilities of this second The author also suggests that these chords "bump[ed]" into each other until the song's fade-out ending. This is the Capitol Records Pressing plant in Jacksonville, IL pressing. It peaked at Number 49 on the Billboard 200, making it … But if there's one song that sums up the Ramones' entire career, rather than just their iconic status, it's Sheena Is a Punk Rocker: it's positive, exciting and fun, like a razor taken to modern American rock music, slashing a groove between surf guitar fare and punk. And so it came to pass that Rocket to Russia was the last Ramones album featuring the original lineup. Matrix / Runout (B hand-etched): SC01 - 6042 - B RAMONES "ROCKET TO RUSSIA" [indecipherable/scratched out] S- 57540 Other Versions (5 of 112) View All Cat# The Ramones provided the blueprint and Leave Home duplicated it with lesser results, but the Ramones' third album, Rocket to Russia, perfected it. The studio rent was $150 per hour, usually using the first take of a song as its final recording. The inside sleeve features cartoon illustrations of each song's basic concept. The subject matter of songs varied throughout the album, though nearly all the tracks on the album incorporated humor into the lyrics. That summer was known as the peak of the punk rock genre since many punk bands were offered recording contracts. Shipping and handling. and "Surfin' Bird," provide more hooks than usual. However, the abundance of hooks and slight variety in tempos makes Rocket to Russia the Ramones' most listenable and enjoyable album -- it doesn't have the revolutionary impact of The Ramones, but it's a better album and one of the finest records of the late '70s. Men's Ramones Rocket To Russia Tie Dye Retro Vintage Rock Band T-Shirt Tee New The Ramones Purple. The album was not as commercially successful as the band had hoped, peaking at number 49 on the Billboard 200. "[10], Though the album cites Tony Bongiovi and Tommy Ramone as the head producers, much of the album's production was done by Stasium; Johnny went so far as to insist that Bongiovi was "not even there" during the band's recording sessions. Rocket to Russia Ramones. $121.00. Its origins date back to the summer of 1977, when "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" was released as a single. "[33], Though the band expected the album to spawn a few hit songs, Rocket to Russia sold few records. The musical style showed more of a surf rock influence, and many songs had minimal structuring. The first copies was pressed at three different pressing plants (Los Angeles, Winchester or Jacksonville). The Ramones provided the blueprint and Leave Home duplicated it with lesser results, but … Drummer Tommy, who had also worked to co-produce the album, was troubled by the lack of sales and began debating on continuing with the Ramones. [4], In the summer of 1977, the single "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" was released shortly after the release of the band's second album, Leave Home. Ramones ‎– Rocket To Russia Label: Rhino Records (2) ‎– R2 563470, Rhino Records (2) ‎– 081227932718, Sire ‎– R2 563470, Sire ‎– 081227932718, Ramones Productions Inc. ‎– R2 563470, Ramones Productions Inc. ‎– 081227932718 Its origins date back to the summer of 1977, when "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" was released as a single. That summer was known as the peak of the punk rock genre since many punk bands were offered recording contracts. [13][14], Compared to the band's previous albums, the songs from Rocket to Russia were more surf music and bubblegum pop influenced. He also considered touring to be "depressing", and that the audience at unfamiliar gigs were "a bunch of very eccentric, high-strung, crazy people, from one shit-hole club to another. The Ramones also branch out slightly, adding ballads to the mix. Rocket to Russia is the third studio album by the American punk rock band the Ramones, and was released on November 4, 1977, through Sire Records. First version of Ramones Rocket To Russia. Ramones song lyrics for album Rocket to Russia. The band spent most of the money Sire had given them on the album's production value. Many critics appreciated the band's progression of sound quality and production value, as opposed to the album's predecessors. [7] John Gillespie directed the artwork on the album, and the cover photo was taken by Danny Fields. Pressed By uncredited, identified by runout etchings. I was trying to release the pressure, to keep the band going. The Ramones – Rocket To Russia (1977) {40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2017} FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:50:46 minutes | 3,79 GB | Genre: Rock RAMONES Rocket To Russia LP Limited Red Trans Vinyl 2005 Sire RARE NEW SEALED. Rolling Stone ranked the album #106 in the magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums Of All Time”. "[32] John Rockwell of The New York Times deemed Rocket to Russia the band's best album "because the humor and the role-playing have become more overt than ever. Ending Jan 3 at 6:38PM PST 6d 15h. Free shipping. Writing in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), he noted that the album had "something for everyone" and called it a "ready-made punk-rock classic. The album charted on the US Billboard 200 at number 49, making this album one of the most successful of the Ramones' releases. [7][15], The album opens with "Cretin Hop", which pays homage to Ramones fans,[15] and was inspired by Cretin Avenue of St. Paul, Minnesota, named after former Bishop Joseph Crétin. The Ramones pose for the cover of Rocket To Russia (Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives \/ Getty Images) Rocket To Russia is peak Ramones. The lyrics outline how this procedure can cause serious consequences to the brain, with the line "Gonna get my Ph.D, I'm a teenage lobotomy. Worldwide Shipping Available as Standard or Express delivery Learn more. See more ideas about ramones, rocket to russia, rock and roll. It was released on November 4, 1977 through Sire Records. $11.01. [8] On the first day of sessions, guitarist Johnny Ramone brought a copy of the Sex Pistols' single "God Save the Queen" with him, remarking that their type of music "robbed" the band. The drawing features many landmarks which pertain to their global position, including The Empire State Building and Capitol Building, and Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. [7] Rocket to Russia's final mastering was mainly done in Bongiovi's Power Station studio. [15] The song fades out with various different lines taken from fake dialogue, which illustrate a side of Joey's personality according to his brother Mickey Leigh. He rewarded the album five out of five stars, stating that although it lacks the revolutionary impact that their debut had, Rocket to Russia is the band's "most listenable and enjoyable album" because of its surplus of hooks and varying tempo. The album was ranked at number 106 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" in 2012, and was ranked number 385 in the 2020 edition. But similar to their previous releases, the lyrics integrated humor,[15][16] specifically black comedy with themes circling mental disorders and psychiatry. [8] Infamous record producer Phil Spector offered to fabricate Rocket to Russia, but the band declined, feeling as though the album would not be the same without Tommy and Bongiovi. [9][10] Johnny relates: "These guys ripped us off and I want to sound better than this. It helps that the group wrote its finest set of songs for the album. The title refers to a neighborhood and beach in Queens which Dee Dee was a fan of, as confirmed by Tommy and Joey. I thought 'Leave Home' had saw them peak, and 'Rocket' was a bit underwhelming. [40][41] He said: I was thinking, 'What's best for the Ramones?' $10.00 shipping. https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/ramones/rocket-to-russia [9] The mid-tempo song deviates from a three-chord pattern and starts off with Dee Dee shouting "Four! The album's recording began in August 1977, and the band had a considerably larger budget with Sire allowing them between $25,000 and $30,000; much of this money went toward the album's production rather than recording. Rocket to Russia boasts a cleaner production than its predecessors, which only gives the Ramones' music more force. "[5], Sire Records allowed the band between $25,000 and $30,000 to fully record and produce the album, which is a considerably larger budget compared to the band's previous albums. Ramones: Rocket to Russia [Sire, 1977] Having revealed how much you can take out and still have rock and roll, they now explore how much you can put back in and still have Ramones. May 14, 2012 - Explore Joao Victor Canassa's board "Rocket to Russia" on Pinterest. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, a music critic at AllMusic said that the production "only gives the Ramones' music more force." [9] He emphasized that the album's sound engineer Ed Stasium needed to incorporate better production than that of the Sex Pistols, to which Stasium replied "no problem". The album received positive reception, with many critics appreciating the matured production and sound quality as compared to Rocket to Russia's predecessors. Release Date 3 October 1977 Rocket to Russia is the third studio album by the American punk rock band Ramones. [40][41], Adapted from AllMusic and the album's liner notes. [21], Side B of the album begins with "Teenage Lobotomy", which deals with the brain surgical operation lobotomy. Secure Payments 100% Secure payment with 256-bit SSL Encryption Learn more. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. Not that they've returned so very much--a few relatively obvious melodies, a … [20] This is followed by guitar riffs deemed to have a "raucous" texture by author Tom Carson. Ramones - Rocket To Russia Essential T-Shirt ... ramones sweatshirts & hoodies. Like other critics, Marsh recognized the advanced sound quality, explaining that "the guitars still riff relentlessly, but they are freer within the murky sound, and the songs give them much more to work with. The Ramones were still firing. They said, 'Oh no, don't go, don't go, blah, blah, blah.' It’s the album that should have catapulted them into the mainstream, and a collection the nestles comfortably alongside the likes of London Calling and Never Mind The Bollocks in punk’s spiky pantheon. Rocket To Russia is the third studio album by the American punk rock band The Ramones.It was released on November 4, 1977 through Sire Records. Rocket to Russia is a … The original artwork is now featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Their last album with Tommy on drums Rocket to Russia is hard to beat. 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