Ramones - All The Stuff (And More) - Vol. 2 (1991)
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In the secret history of Rock & Roll, New York punk was America's Merseybeat, and the Ramones were its kings. Their sound - Johnny and Dee Dee's relentless guitar barrage paced by the flat thwat of Tommy's drums, and fronted by Joey's inimitable Anglo-Queens lead bleat-was ferociously exciting. Here, anew, were discovered the endless exhilarating possibilities of three basic chords, the fun of noise, the thrill of velocity. The grunge-and-thud of heavy metal were appropriated as formal elements (Of course!, we said, slapping our heads) and applied to glorious pop tunes (Brilliant!). Rock & Roll had seemed… almost dead, actually-tuckered and predictable, dozing off into a sort of post-60's dotage. The Ramones made it sound invincible again. Saved its life, you might say.