Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by Ramones


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Appearing one year after Rhino's Ramones box set Weird Tales of the Ramones, and appearing four years after Rhino's first single-disc Ramones collection Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits -- which itself appeared after Rhino's excellent double-disc Hey! Ho! Let's Go!: The Anthology -- Rhino's 2006 collection Greatest Hits serves up 20 of the group's basics. Unlike 2002's Loud, Fast Ramones, Greatest Hits makes no attempt to cover anything other than the group's peak period: the first 16 songs cover 1976's Ramones through 1980s End of the Century, with a selection apiece from Pleasant Dreams ("The KKK Took My Baby Away"), Subterranean Jungle ("Outsider"), Brain Drain ("Pet Sematary") and Too Tough to Die ("Wart Hog"). This makes for a tighter, better listen than Loud, Fast Ramones, even if it's hard not to feel that Rhino might have gone to the well one too many times with this release. After all, as good as this music is, how many times can it be shuffled around on compilations? (And since the skimpy liner notes for this set are cribbed from the Weird Tales box -- there is a letter coding to illustrate each of the Ramones albums and which drummers and bassists played on what, but half of the albums with coding aren't represented at all -- this can't help feel a little bit like an afterthought.) Nevertheless, anybody looking for a concise collection of the group's basics will not feel let down by this Greatest Hits, which does indeed offer 20 tracks of prime Ramones rock & roll.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2006
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227001520
catalogNumber: 70015
Rank: 14368

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ramones   Primary Artist
Joey Ramone   Vocals
Dee Dee Ramone   Bass,Bass Guitar
Johnny Ramone   Guitar
Marky Ramone   Drums
Tommy Ramone   Drums
Richie Ramone   Drums
C.J. Ramone   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Ramones   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Graham Gouldman   Producer
Craig Leon   Producer
Phil Spector   Composer,Producer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Jean Beauvoir   Producer
Tony Bongiovi   Producer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Ritchie Cordell   Producer
Thomas Erdelyi   Producer
Glen Kolotkin   Producer
Joey Ramone   Composer
Dee Dee Ramone   Composer
Johnny Ramone   Composer
Marky Ramone   Author,Photo Courtesy
Tommy Ramone   Author
Daniel Rey   Composer,Producer
Ed Stasium   Producer
Scott Hackwith   Producer
Dani Barnard   Audio Production
Matthew Abelson   Audio Production

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