July 12, 2014

Appreciation: Tommy Ramone, 1952-2014

One shouldn’t spend too much energy pinpointing Tommy's role in the Ramones’ early music. This wasn’t a unit where fans devoted time to deciphering lyrics and dissecting riffs and solos. One must approach any Ramones roster, especially its founding lineup, as a whole that shot out tunes with remarkable briskness, drive and authority.

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