Why the Ramones Matter

by Donna Gaines (Author)
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“Unequivocally fresh and engrossing. Even the biggest fans will find something new to enjoy here.” ―Razorcake
 
The central experience of the Ramones and their music is of being an outsider, an outcast, a person who’s somehow defective, and the revolt against shame and self-loathing. The fans, argues Donna Gaines, got it right away, from their own experience of alienation at home, at school, on the streets, and from themselves.
 
This sense of estrangement and marginality permeates everything the Ramones still offer us as artists, and as people. Why the Ramones Matter compellingly makes the case that the Ramones gave us everything; they saved rock and roll, modeled DIY ethics, and addressed our deepest collective traumas, from the personal to the historical.

Publication date
February 24, 2022
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Collection
Page count
168
ISBN
9781477318751
Paper ISBN
9781477318713

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