August 29, 1995 |
When the Ramones began playing radically minimalist rock 'n' roll at supersonic speed in New York clubs and studios, they attracted just a few onlookers. More than 20 years later, the foursome from Forest Hills is acknowledged as the inventor of punk rock, a movement that shook the music industry to its foundations, determined the nature of today's alternative rock and defined much of youth culture's fashion and attitude.
October 10, 1992 |
After 18 years and 16 albums, the Ramones--America's own pop cultural revolutionaries--are still waging a campaign against all the "cretins and pinheads" who make rock 'n' roll boring. The battle plan includes a new album--the just-released "Mondo Bizarro"--and a national tour that includes a date Monday at Santa Barbara's Anaconda followed by three shows starting Wednesday at the Hollywood Palladium and a concert next Saturday at the Starlight Bowl in San Diego.
July 29, 1990 |
Joey Ramone is pushing 40 but he still maintains a healthy relationship with his teen-age identity crisis. The pimples, the pizza, the raging hormones, the torn blue jeans and black leather attitude together occupy a prominent place in Joey's cerebral cortex. And, as one of the four eternal teen-agers known as the Ramones, singer Joey vows to keep on rockin' till the lights go out for good.