End Of The Century
The Ramones: End Of The Century
Performer: The Ramones
Title: End of the Century
Guest Artists: Barry Goldberg
Do You Remember Rock N' Roll Radio?
The Return of Jackie and Judy
Baby, I Love You
I Can't Make It on Time
This Ain't Havana
Rock N' Roll High School
All the Way
High Risk Insurance
The Ramones: Joey Ramone (vocals); Johnny Ramone (guitar); Dee Dee Ramone (bass); Marky Ramone (drums).
Additional personnel: Sean Donohue (spoken vocals); Steve Douglas (saxophone); Barry Goldberg (piano, organ).
Recorded at Gold Star Studios, Excalibur Studios, Devonshire Sound Studios, Sound Dog Studios & Original Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Harvey Kubernik.
This has always been the Ramones most controversial album, thanks to the characteristically over the top production by '60s legend Phil Spector. Some longtime fans hold that the band is overwhelmed by Spector's trademark Wall of Sound, and the Ramones themselves have expressed some reservations with the album over the years, although that may have been a result of Spector's personal eccentricities during the recording sessions - at one point he reputedly held a gun on them.
In retrospect, however, Spector's sound and the Ramones' buzzsaw guitar attack make an excellent match, and with the exception of a pleasant but pointless cover of Spector's "Baby, I Love You" there isn't a weak track on the album. Highlights include a Spector-ized version of the theme to ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (markedly different from the cut on the movie soundtrack), "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll," (their ode to '60s Top 40 radio), "Danny Says" (their ode to manager Danny Fields), and "Chinese Rocks" (Dee Dee Ramone's often-covered ode to copping heroin).
Performers: The Ramones
Producer: Phil Spector
Engineer: Boris Menart, Larry Levine
Label: Rhino Records (USA)
Year of Original Release: 1980
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