Ramones, the

Ramones, the

▪ American rock group
 American band that influenced the rise of punk rock (punk) on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The original members were Joey Ramone (byname of Jeffrey Hyman; b. May 19, 1951, New York, New York, U.S.—d. April 15, 2001, New York), Johnny Ramone (byname of John Cummings; b. October 8, 1951, New York—d. September 15, 2004, Los Angeles, California), Dee Dee Ramone (byname of Douglas Colvin; b. September 18, 1952, Fort Lee, Virginia, U.S.—d. June 5, 2002, Los Angeles), and Tommy Ramone (byname of Tommy Erdelyi; b. January 29, 1952, Budapest, Hungary).

      Founded in New York City in 1974, the Ramones cultivated a simple three-chord sound that became the foundation of punk rock. Played at a blistering tempo, frequently lasting little more than two minutes, and with catchy, often willfully inane lyrics (so stupid they were smart, according to some critics), Ramones songs such as "I Wanna Be Sedated" contrasted sharply with the complex, carefully orchestrated mainstream rock of the era. In ripped jeans and black leather jackets, the Ramones made their reputation with almost-nonstop touring and energetic live performances, notably at New York City's . Their tour of England in 1976 proved a major inspiration for the punk movement in Britain, where they enjoyed greater commercial success than at home. Influenced by the rebelliousness of their contemporaries the New York Dolls (New York Dolls, the) and by 1960s pop music (especially bubblegum and surf music), the Ramones brought their back-to-basics approach to such albums as their eponymous debut (1976) and Rocket to Russia (1977). With a shifting lineup, they continued to record and perform into the 1990s, disbanding in 1996. In 2002 the Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Song Ramones the Same — Infobox Album Name = The Song Ramones The Same Type = tribute Artist = Various artists Released = July 2, 2002 Recorded = Genre = Punk rock Length = Label = White Jazz RecordsThe Song Ramones The Same is a tribute album done by various artists as …   Wikipedia

  • Ramones (Album) — Ramones Studioalbum von Ramones Veröffentlichung 23. April 1976 Label Sire Records …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ramones — Les Ramones sur scène en 1980 à Oslo. Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Ramones — Ramones Ramones Les Ramones sur scène en 1977. Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Ramones — Ramones The Ramones Ramones Годы 1974 1996 …   Википедия

  • Ramones — Ramones …   Википедия

  • Ramones (альбом) — Ramones Студийный альбом Ramones …   Википедия

  • Ramones (album) — Ramones Album par Ramones Sortie Avril 1976 Enregistrement Février 1976 Plaza Sound Studios à New York Durée 29 minutes Genre Punk rock Producteur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ramones discography — The discography of the American punk rock band Ramones.Discographytudio albumsinglesCompilations* Ramones Mania (The Best Of 1976 1988), May 1988 (# 168 USA) * All The Stuff (And More!) Volume 1 , (First and second albums plus extra tracks) May… …   Wikipedia

  • The Chrysalis Years — Album par Ramones Sortie 29 août 2002 Enregistrement 1989 à 1995 Durée 3 disques Genre Punk Rock Producteur …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”