Ramones - Road To Ruin - LP
Road to Ruin is the fourth studio album by the American punk rock band The Ramones. It was released on September 21, 1978 through Sire Records. It was the first Ramones album to feature new drummer Marky Ramone, replacing founding member Tommy Ramone.
Road to Ruin shows a more "classic" pop sound as well as a shift to a more serious personality to the music, a theme that would remain in later albums, most notably the band's fifth album End of the Century (1980). The influence of 1960s girl groups is evident, as well as the influence of The Byrds on tracks including "Don't Come Close" and the cover of "Needles and Pins", originally by Jackie DeShannon and later a hit for The Searchers.
The album also contains the track "I Wanna Be Sedated", one of the band's most famous songs.
Road to Ruin was the Ramones' first album with Marky Ramone on drums, after original drummer Tommy Ramone left due to fatigue from touring. However, Tommy (credited as his birth name, Tommy Erdelyi) stayed to produce Road to Ruin, as well as a brief comeback for 1984's Too Tough to Die.
Produced by: Ed Stasium/Tommy Ramone
Originally Released in:1978
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Sire Records
Condition: New/ Sealed Reissue 180 gram vinyl
A1 I Just Want To Have Something To Do
A2 I Wanted Everything
A3 Don't Come Close
A4 I Don't Want You
A5 Needles And Pins
A6 I'm Against It
B1 I Wanna Be Sedated
B2 Go Mental
B4 She's The One
B5 Bad Brain
B6 It's A Long Way Back