THE BARGAIN BUY: The Ramones; Anthology (Warners)

 |   |  <1 min read

The Ramones: Chinese Rock
THE BARGAIN BUY: The Ramones; Anthology (Warners)

This is easy: any album which makes it into the Essential Elsewhere list is obviously recommended (for one reason or another, the list is absurdly diverse).

But this one gets through on sheer firepower and pop value alone.

Smarter than they looked and smarter than they sounded, the Ramones were the Bay City Rollers/Monkees of bratty NYC punk and they kept it simple, straight-ahead and glue sniffin' fun.

They created irresistable pop with dark subtexts and they didn't much around. In and out in about two minutes.

This 58 song double disc with excellent liner notes has been around for years but if for some reason it isn't in your collection then that is an oversight to be rectified immediately.JB_HZ_CHEAP_long

Have a look here to find out why.

Oh, and another reason why.

It is because at JB Hi-Fi stores (here) for only $19.

And that is a short, sharp, shock and awe(some) blast of a Bargain Buy

There is an interview with Dee Dee Ramone at Elsewhere here.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   The Bargain Buy articles index

THE BARGAIN BUY: Lana Del Rey; Born to Die, Paradise Edition

THE BARGAIN BUY: Lana Del Rey; Born to Die, Paradise Edition

 For reasons which Elsewhere could never quite understand but tried to explain here, the incredibly talented Del Rey drew derision from many quarters. That's what happens when... > Read more

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Very Best of 10cc

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Very Best of 10cc

In critics' circles 10cc were revered for their exceptional album The Original Soundtrack in '75 (which featured the whispery sonic masterpiece I'm Not in Love) and then reviled for the faux-reggae... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Lee Perry and the Upsetters: High Plains Drifter (Pressure Sounds)

Lee Perry and the Upsetters: High Plains Drifter (Pressure Sounds)

This 20 track collection of Jamaican singles picked up from 1968 to '75 catches producer Lee "Scratch" Perry at an especially productive and innovative period. And, with his Upsetters... > Read more

Enrico Rava: On the Dance Floor (ECM/Ode)

Enrico Rava: On the Dance Floor (ECM/Ode)

Of all the tributes to Michael Jackson, this -- by the great jazz trumpeter Rava -- would seem the most unexpected. If Miles Davis were still alive we might not have been surprised by such an... > Read more