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Ramones

Quotes:

We could blow this place up if we wanted to.
We would set it all up!
- Dee Dee Ramone

Submitted by: LucidLupin
I once told this writer a story about how I met the guys in an elevator and found out we all had the same last name, so we decided to form a band.
- Joey Ramone

Band Name Origins:

  • Paul McCartney used the alias "Paul Ramone" when he would check into hotels, incognito. Bass guitar player Douglas Colvin (aka Dee Dee Ramone) was a big fan of the Beatles and suggested the name as tribute to Paul McCartney. Submitted by: CrypticWizard
  • The band took on the name after Paul McCartney's hotel alias but also the band members took on the name as a parody of all those "family" music acts of the time like the Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, Jackson 5, the Osmonds, etc. Did somebody say "Hanson"? ; - ) Submitted by: I Saw The Ramones Live 4 Times!

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Neuveaux Bubblegum Band with Guts. Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!

New Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Golf Caddy"He drummed in the first punk rock band for about 4 years. - I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Censorshit"Tipper what's that sticker doing on my CD?
Is that some kind of warning to protect me?
Freedom of choice needs a stronger stronger voice
... Ah Tipper come on, don't you think you're getting on?
Ask Ozzy, Zappa or me
We'll show you what it's like to be free... Hey hey all you senators' wives
You need to take a good look at your own lives
Before you come preaching to me
Your definition of obscenity... Neither the words "censorship" or "censorshit" are used but the lyrics clearly indicate what the subject is and what the Ramones feel about that issue. - Rock Out Censorship

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Sheena Is A Punk Off Her Rocker""Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"Regina Haniger
"The KKK is GAY GAY GAY!!!""The KKK Took My Baby Away"Nahpsee Flopsy
"Nahpsee Goes To Hell""Bonzo Goes To Bitburg"Nahpsee Flopsy
"KKK took my chicken away""KKK took my baby away"BJ
"CIA Shot My Baby Today""KKK Took My Baby Away"punk

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Brain Drain,"This makes no sense...GlamRockNinjaLord
"The Job That Ate My Brain,"A job can't eat a brain. In fact, nothing can.R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"The Job That Ate My Brain,"No job can eat brains. In fact, nothing can.Spunky Brewster
"My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down,"Atrichoke_Man
"My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down,"Ouchturkoizdog

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Movies," Alien Ant Farm"Rock And Roll High School," The Ramones
"What About Love," Heart"I'm Aganist It," The Ramones
"Tell Me What You Want," Doobie Brothers"I Wanna Be Sedated," Ramones
"Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment," The Ramones"I Wanna Be Sedated," The Ramones
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Carbona No Glue" originally "Carbona Not Glue"
Use tape instead?
Peter
"Carbon Not Glue" originally "Carbona Not Glue"
Karen Smith
"Bet On The Brat" originally "Beat On The Brat"
Bob
"You Sound Like You're Ick" originally "You Sound Like You're Sick"
A new way to endure yourself to someone?
Taylor Swift Kick In The Pants
"Road To Run" originally "Road To Ruin"
Quark

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sheena Is A Punky Rocker" originally "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"
Scarlett Lopez
"Stake The Pain Away" originally "Take The Pain Away"
Joe Cocker Spaniel
"Take The Palin Away" originally "Take The Pain Away"
What John McCain said after his defeat?
Joe Cocker Spaniel
"Born To Diet In Berlin" originally "Born To Die In Berlin"
Joe Cocker Spaniel
"Born To Dive In Berlin" originally "Born To Die In Berlin"
Joe Cocker Spaniel

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Beat On The Brit" originally "Beat On The Brat"
Please don't beat up the British.
Alan the Ottoman
"Beat On The Boat" originally "Beat On The Brat"
Alan the Ottoman
"Brat On The Brat" originally "Beat On The Brat"
Alan the Ottoman
"Beat On The Beat" originally "Beat On The Brat"
Alan the Ottoman
"Sheena Is A Puny Rocker" originally "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"
Rhonda Blankenship

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Feb 7
a parody of "Blitzkrieg Bop" by The Ramones
A tribute to the great Jets Playoff victory over the bengals. (My parody lyrics produced by Q104.3)
YouTube: (Windows Media)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"I Wanna Be Sedated""I Wanna Be Jimmy Saville"Fack Sabbath
"I Wanna Be Sedated""I Wanna Be Mutated"Warren Baker
"The KKK Took My Baby Away""The KKK Tried To Build A Death Ray"Hu's On First
"Sheena Is A Punk Rocker""Lorena Is A Maneater"Fack Sabbath
"I Wanna Be Sedated""I Wanna be Creative"Sublim-burn
"The KKK Took My Baby Away""The KKK Wizard's Secretly Gay"Hu's On First
"Teenage Lobotomy""Old Age Virginity"Phred Phlips
"I Wanna Be Sedated""I Want a She Inflated"John A. Barry
"The KKK Took My Baby Away""The GOP Took My Union From Me"Warren Baker
"I Wanna Be Sedated""I Must Have Been Sedated(Clarence Thomas Theme Song)"Squire Malloy

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
LoudmouthTalk Radio HostsI Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
I Wanna Be SedatedDrug Abuse HotlineJoey Ramone
Blitzkrieg BopWWII EducationMack the Knife
PinheadBowling AlleyMack the Knife
I Wanna Be SedatedSleeping aidsTim Kelby

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
I Wanna Be SedatedClinicnightrain express
My Brain Is Hanging Upside DownBrain SurgeonAnonymous Bob
The KKK Took My Baby AwayMissing Children HotlineFifi Trixibelle
Teenage LobotomyHospitalthe happy grouch
Somebody Put Something In My DrinkParanoid/ Schizophrenia HelplineCharles
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Ballroom Blitz
   Sweet
Blitzkrieg Bop
   The Ramones
Ballroom Blitzkrieg Bop
GlamRockNinjaLord
My Name Is
   Eminem
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
   The Ramones
My Name Is Sheena And I'm A Punk Rocker
Obie Lame Kenobi
Ballroom Blitz
   Sweet
Blitzkrieg Bop
   The Ramones
Ballroom Blitzkrieg Bop
Martha Hankins
I Want A New Drug
   Huey Lewis and The News
I Wanna Be Sedated
   The Ramones
I Want A New Drug To Be Sedated
The old ones don't work anymore!
Martha Hankins
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Panteramones
Pantera combined with The Ramones
Sounds like new body chemicals.
Submitted By: Rocky
Ramoffspring
Ramones combined with Offspring
Submitted By: B.C.

Misheard Lyrics:

"I Wanna Be Sedated"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nothing to do, no way to go home
Original Lyrics:
Nothing to do, nowhere to go-ho
"I Believe In Miracles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh I believe in Marco!
Original Lyrics:
Oh I believe in miracles.
"Pinhead"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gotta gotta we
Such a we
So d'ya wanna fuss?
Original Lyrics:
Gabba gabba we accept you
We accept you, one of us
"Blitzkrieg Bop"
Misheard Lyrics:
The moment in the streetlight
They're going through a tight wad
The kids'll listen up now
The Blitzkrieg Bop
The pile-on in the back seat
That generates the heat
Rotate to the back beat
The Blitzkrieg Bop
Original Lyrics:
They're forming in a straight line
They're going through a tight wind
The kids are losing their minds
The Blitzkrieg Bop
They're piling in the back seat
They're generating steam heat
Pulsating to the back beat
The Blitzkrieg Bop.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"I Believe in Miracles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh I believe in Marco!
Original Lyrics:
Oh I believe in miracles.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Erik

I thought that song was about Marco Polo, so it makes me think of swimming in a pool.

There are additional Ramones misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"I Wanna Be Sedated"
The Funny Lyrics:
I can't control my fingers
I can't control my brain
Why They're Funny:
Just silly. ^^ Actually the whole song is fun, but I just picked these lines because that's where I was in the song when I started typing.
Submitted by: Pipkin R.
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Life's a Gas"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Life's a gas, oh yeahhhh
Life's a gas, oh yeahhhh
Now don't be sad, cuz I'll be there
No don't be sad at all ...
Why They're Repetitive:
Joey sings these lines over and over again, and these are all the words in this song.
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
"Got a Lot to Say"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I got a lot to say
repeat 5 or 6 times I can't remember now - repeat 5 or 6 times repeat all this stuff again and again!
Why They're Repetitive:
That's ALL that's being said!
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
There are additional Ramones repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"I Don't Want To Grow Up"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When I look in the medicine chest,
I don't want to grow up.
Why They're Nonsensical:
How is it that looking in the medicine chest makes you not want to grow up?
Submitted by: Celeste
"Blitzkrieg Bop"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Hey ho let's go...
They're piling in the back seat
They're generating steam heat
Pulsating to the back beat
The Blitzkrieg Bop
Why They're Nonsensical:
??? What does that mean? And is the Blitzkrieg Bop German?
Submitted by: Nick
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"The Crusher"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I'm ready for a match with the Russian Bear
Gonna pile drive him pull his hair
I might have a foreign object in my trunks
I might have to use on that punk
Why They're Insincere:
You're calling that bear a punk? Look who's talking! You guys, the Ramones are the first true punk rock band!
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
"Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Now I wanna be a good boy
I don't wanna be bad
Why They're Insincere:
Like hell you do. You're a punk band!
Submitted by: Flash1087

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Loudmouth"
The Insulting Lyrics:
You're a loudmouth, baby
You'd better shut it up
Or I'll beat you up
'Cause you're a loudmouth, baby
Why They're Insulting:
That's ALL the lyrics to this song and they're repeated again and again. This song is less than 2 minutes in duration!
Submitted by: Some Random Person Who Wishes To Remain Nameless
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Do You Remember Rock 'n Roll Radio?"
The Dated Lyrics:
It's the end, the end of the Seventies
It's the end, the end of the century
Why They're Dated:
Both the end of the '70s and the end of the century are now past. Actually the end of the '70s had passed by when the album End of the Century came out in 1980, though I guess you could sort of argue that the beginning of the '80s was the end of the '70s (s--t--r--e--t---c----h).
Submitted by: fudu
"Rock 'n' Roll High School"
The Dated Lyrics:
I don't care about history
Why They're Dated:
This was fine at the time, but the Ramones are now part of music history, which is why a lot of their current fans began listening to them in the first place.
Submitted by: No 56279

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Do You Remember Rock 'n Roll Radio?"
The Lyrics:
Do you remember Hullabaloo, Upbeat, Shindig and Ed Sullivan too? . Do you remember rock 'n roll radio? Do you remember rock' n roll radio? Do you remember Murray the K, Alan Freed, and high energy? Its the end, the end of the 70s. Its the end, the end of the century. Do you remember lying in bed
With your covers pulled up over your head?
Radio playin so one can see.
We need change, we need it fast,
Before rock's just part of the past.
Cause lately it all sounds the same to me. Oh-oh. will you remember Jerry Lee,
John Lennon, T. Rex and ol Moulty? Its the end, the end of the 70s. Its the end, the end of the century.
Who They Mention:
Hullabaloo, Upbeat and Shindig were pop music showcase t.v. shows in the 1960s. Ed Sullivan was the host of The Ed Sullivan Show, a multi-genre t.v. variety show that ran 1948-1971, hosted, unsurprisingly, by Ed Sullivan. Because of the breadth of genres it presented, it was important in bringing rock 'n roll into wide public awareness. Murray the K. was a radio dj in New York City in the 1960s who promoted rock 'n roll & pioneered FM rock 'n roll radio. Alan Freed was a radio dj in 1950s credited with inventing the term "rock and roll" to describe a genre of music & with promoting the genre & black musicians across racial lines, first in Cleveland then in New York. Jerry Lee refers to Jerry Lee Lewis, early rock 'n roller ("Great Balls of Fire"), John Lennon was a member of the Beatles, T. Rex was a British band with great success in the early 1970s later seen by some as a precursor to punk & New Wave, Moulty was the one-armed drummer of the band The Barbarians, whose most famous song was called -- wait for it, --- ----- "Moulty." Moulty may be an indirect reference to music producer and Patti Smith bassist / collaborator Lenny Kaye, whose 1972 compilation album "Nuggets," recovering early psychedelic rock 'n roll "garage band" music, often distributed regionally more than nationally, was an influence on the punk rock rebellion against "progressive rock" and over-produced California music; "Moulty" was on "Nuggets." Kaye was active in the scene around CBGB in New York that launched the Ramones.
Submitted by: fudu
 

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Ra-MOANZ
It's the plural of Ramone, the pseudo-surname used by each member of the group.
Submitted by: Cassandra

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Cretin Family"
The Song Lyrics:
You can't do nothing, absolutely nothing OK
Why don't you get a hula hoop and do the cretin hop and...
Cretin family, cretin family, cretin family
Everyone's against me!
Cretin family, cretin family, cretin family
Oi-oi-oi-oi!
Song They Mention:
"Cretin Hop" by the Ramones themselves. The title is derived from 2 Ramones hits - "Cretin Hop" and "We're a Happy Family".
Submitted by: James Ramone
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Beat On The Brat"
Opening Lines:
Beat on the brat, beat on the brat, beat on the brat with a baseball bat, oh yeah
Comments:
I kind of wonder if this is the same baseball bat that made it into "Peanut Butter Jelly Time."
Submitted by: dwasifar
 

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Main Man"
The Lyrics:
I'll fight you till the bitter end.
And then I'll screw your little girlfriend.
Why:
The rest of the song's lyrics describe a criminal type. As for screwing the other guy's girlfriend it's probably safe to say she won't fall for this creep so that means he wants to RAPE her : (
Submitted by: Rocker Against Rape
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Rock Away Beach" originally "Rockaway Beach"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Lob, O Tom Y." originally "Lobotomy"
Tom Y. must be a tennis player.
Submitted by: Angela Sleepyhorse
"Censors Hit" originally "Censorshit"
Submitted by: Sutch
"I Belie Vein Miracles" originally "I Believe In Miracles"
Submitted by: Andy Gibb's Free Energy

Band Name Anagrams:

Roman Sheet Submitted by: Alexis
One Hamster Submitted by: Alexis
Ahem, Stoner Submitted by: Abby
Moans There Submitted by: Don Corleona Lewis
Ether Moans Submitted by: Felly Nurtado
How can ether moan?

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Diana Wanted Bees" originally "I Wanna Be Sedated"
So that she could become a beekeeper?
Submitted by: Alexis
"I Wanted A Base, Ned" originally "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Anita B. Was Needed" originally "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Paid Hen" originally "Pinhead"
Submitted by: Scarlett Lopez
"Bloom Toy" originally "Lobotomy"
Submitted by: Angela Sleepyhorse

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Carbona Not Glue"
You can sing about sniffing glue. No one will have a problem with that. Just don't try mentioning a registered trademark, or your song will get banned.
Submitted by: No 56279

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Chainsaw"
The Lyrics:
Texas chainsaw massacre
Why:
"Massacre" is pronounced "mass-eh-cree".
Submitted by: Abby Rhode
 

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Judy Is a Punk" Length: 1:32
Maybe not a proper single, but certainly a very well known punk classic.
Submitted by: ChuckyG

Lyrics Alliteration:

"The KKK Took My Baby Away"
The Lyrics:
My baby left for a holiday
She said she was heading to LA
.... She never got there, she never got there, she never got there they say
The KKK took my baby away. They took her away, away from me
* REPEAT 3X* Hey! Ho! Hey! Ho!
Why:
There's so many uses of the phonetic "A" sound here! Also note the "Hey! Ho!"s, referring to another Ramones gem, "Blitzkrieg Bop".
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
 

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Starship Heading Into The Punk Frontier"
In the early 70s Jeff Hyman was in the NYC glam/protopunk band SNIPER. He was the singer and his stage name was "Jeff Starship". Not "Jefferson Starship" but just using his real first name. He left the band in early 1974 and became "Joey Ramone" of the legendary first punk rock band, the RAMONES.
Submitted by: I Saw The Ramones Live 4X!

Hidden Tracks:

"Spiderman"
On the last Ramones stereo album "Adios Amigos!" (rel. 1995) you need to wait a few minutes after the last listed track "To Live And Die In Berlin" and as a "continuation" the classic punk band's version of the "Spiderman" theme comes on. On the 1996 "Greatest Hits Live" release that song is listed and is its "own" track. Either way it's done the Ramones way which means that it's campy and brilliant.
Submitted by: I Saw The 1994 Annular Solar Eclipse
"Carbona Not Glue"
On the 1992 "Loco Live" album right after "Pet Sematary" there is an unlisted track. The only way you will get to hear it will be to keep the disc playing. Better yet just play the whole CD in one setting. "Carbona" comes right after "Pet". You can't set the player to play "Carbona" alone. It's "Pet Sematary" then "Carbona Not Glue" consecutively. That's the only way to get it.
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4 Times!

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Reaper Takes 3 Ramones"
Joey Ramone died of lymph cancer one day shy of his 50th birthday in the spring of 2001. Dee Dee Ramone died from too much H in 2002. Johnny Ramone succumbed to prostrate cancer in the summer of 2004. Tommy, Richie, Elvis, C.J. and Marky are still living.
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
"first punk band"
they were bored with what the radio was playing. They wanted to bring the fun back to rock'n'roll. They took the sounds of hard rock, glam, the 3-chord guitar arrangements pioneered by CCR, Roxy Music, New York Dolls and more. They wore the rebellious look of leather jackets, T-shirts, ripped jeans, tennis shoes and the longest hair. Johnny Ramone's hairdo was a warped version of the Beatles "mop top". The term "punk rock" was thrown about by critics like Dave Marsh in the early 70s and the Ramones are considered to be the first punk rock band.
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
"Freedom Of Expression"
When I first saw the Ramones in August 1990, Joey Ramone gave a brief between song introduction by saying that "There's a pretty big problem plaguing America today. It's called "censorship", and we are The Ramones and we believe in total artistic freedom and freedom of expression. Being that we are considered to be the first punk rock band, we say, "FUCK THE PMRC!!!!". They let their stance be clear a few years later with their song "Censorshit", which ironically doesn't have the title word or any cuss words in the lyrics.
Submitted by: Take That, Prudes!

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"
The Lyrics:
Do you remember Hullaballoo,
Upbeat, Shindig, and Ed Sullivan too?
Why:
Hullaballoo, Upbeat, Shindig, and The Ed Sullivan Show were all musical variety shows in the 1960s.
Submitted by: Abby Rhode
 

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