Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Early 90’s Ramones

Even though their hey day was 15 or so years before Mondo Bizarro hit the flip racks, The Ramones proved that they’d never really lost a sense of what made their music so great: infectious hooks with simple memorable lyrics that burrow themselves way down passed the cerebral cortex and into the corpus callosum area (see diagram). The songs on this album have to fight early 90’s production values that suffocate that raw Ramones power under glimmering guitar and washed up drums, but they usually overcome. None more so than on today’s song, a sweet little ditty that owes more than a little to “I Should Have Known Better” by The Beatles.

I Won't Let It Happen

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