Cover Of The Week – DAVE GROHL And GREG KURSTIN Do The BLITZKRIEG BOP For HANUKKAH

30 November 2021

To celebrate this year’s Hanukkah, the traditional Jewish Festivals Of Lights
Foo Fighter DAVE GROHL and producer GREG KURSTIN got together for
a smashing cover of Ramones classic Blitzkrieg Bop.

Grohl wrote on Twitter: “Once upon a time, two nice Jewish boys from Queens
named Jeffery Hyman and Thomas Erdelyi changed the world forever with their
music as Joey and Tommy Ramone!” wrote Grohl and Kurstin. “GABBAI GABBAI HEY!
Ladies and gentlemen… It’s the Blitzkrieg Bop!”

They’re forming in straight line
They’re going through a tight wind
The kids are losing their minds
The blitzkrieg bop

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RAMONES: History

Gabba Gabba Hey! Punk Icons RAMONES Released Game Changing Debut Album 45 Years Ago

22 April 2021

Band: RAMONES (Forest Hills, Queens, New York, U.S.)
All 4 original members Joey, Tommy, Dee Dee, and Johnny
passed away. R.I.P.
Active: 1974 – 1964 / 14 studio albums

Album: RAMONES – self-titled debut LP
Released: 23 April 1976 – 45 years ago today

The Village Voice‘s Robert Christgau wrote: “While the power of the band’s
music draws from ‘fairly ominous sources’ like Nazi imagery and brutality, I
cannot deny the ‘sheer pleasure’ of the music. For me, it blows everything else
off the radio: it’s clean the way the Dolls never were, sprightly the way the Velvets
never were, and just plain listenable the way Black Sabbath never was.”

Turn Up The Volume: In my punk book, this gabba gabba hey debut
was a game-changer. Turning bubblegum pop into sickly catchy and
speeding blitzkrieg electricity was just jaw-dropping and therefore,
without a shadow of a doubt, da brudders’ best exploit. A timeless
document in rock history. Hail hail!

Singles: Blitzkrieg Bop / I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

– BLITZKRIEG BOP –

– I WANNA BE YOUR BOYFRIEND –

All the glue right here…

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RAMONES: All AlbumsFacebook
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BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Classic Albums Turning 45 In 2021

These 5 classic LP’s turn 45 in 2021

– BLONDIE – BLONDIE

Released: 10 December 1976 – debut LP
Rolling Stone wrote: “Everything is sung by Deborah Harry, possessor of a bombshell zombie’s voice that can sound dreamily seductive and woodenly Mansonite within the same song. It’s an interesting combination and forces all the songs on Blondie to work on at least two levels: as peppy but rough pop, and as distanced, artless avant-rock.”

Stream here…

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– RAMONES – RAMONES

Released: 23 April 1976 – debut LP
AllMusic wrote: “With the three-chord assault of “Blitzkrieg Bop,” Ramones begins at a blinding speed and never once over the course of its 14 songs does it let up. The Ramones is all about speed, hooks, stupidity, and simplicity. The songs are imaginative reductions of early rock & roll, girl-group pop, and surf rock.”

Bop here…

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– STUPIDITY – DR. FEELGOOD

Released: 15 September 1976 – third LP
AllMusic wrote: “Comprised of recordings taken from 1975 tours, the live Stupidity finally captures the relentless, hard-driving energy of Dr. Feelgood at their peak. All the music on Stupidity is presented raw and without overdubs, making it clear that the dynamic friction between guitarist Wilko Johnson and vocalist Lee Brilleaux could propel the band toward greatness.”

Go nuts here…

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– DESIRE – BOB DYLAN

Released: 5 January 1976 – 17th LP
Rolling Stone said: “In typical Dylan style, the follow-up to Blood on the Tracks was mostly bashed out in one all-night New York session, fueled by tequila. “Sara,” his account of his crumbling marriage, and the politically charged “Hurricane” highlight the last great album
he’d make for many years.”

Here comes the hurricane

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– HOTEL CALIFORNIA – EAGLES

Released: 8 December 1976 – fifth LP
Billboard said: “The casually beautiful, quietly-intense multileveled vocal harmonies
and brilliant original songs that meld solid emotional words with lovely melody lines
are all back in force, keeping the Eagles at the acme of acoustic electric soft rock.”

You can check out any time you like,
but you can never leave!…

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BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Ace Singles Turning 45 In 2021

– THE BLITZKRIEG BOP – RAMONES

Released: February 1976
Album: Ramones

They’re formin’ in a straight line
They’re goin’ through a tight wind
The kids are losin’ their minds
The Blitzkrieg Bop

– ANARCHY IN THE UK – SEX PISTOLS

Released: 26 November 1976
Album: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

I am an anti-Christ
I am an anarchist
Don’t know what I want
But I know how to get it
I want to destroy the passerby

– X-OFFENDER – BLONDIE

Released: 17 June 1976
Album: Blondie

I saw you standing on the corner, you looked so big and fine.
I really wanted to go out with you, so when you smiled,
I laid my heart on the line

– CHERRY BOMB – THE RUNAWAYS

Released: June 1976
Album: The Runaways

Hello, daddy, hello, mom
I’m your ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb
Hello world I’m your wild girl
I’m your ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb

– THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN – THIN LIZZY

Released: 17 April 1976
Album: Jailbreak

Guess who just got back today?
Them wild-eyed boys that’d been away
Haven’t changed, had much to say
But man, I still think them cats are crazy

PINS – Manchester’s Queens Of Pop Cover Gabba Gabba Xmas Carol By RAMONES

17 December 2020

PINS, Manchester’s Queens of Pop released the best 2020 discotastic album of the year with Hot Slick. A sultry collection of sensual dance floor killers. Party record of the year. Hands down!

Before turning this year’s page they’re going gabba gabba with a cover of the Ramones‘ Xmas lullaby Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight).

Totally 60s Phil Spector-esque vibe.

Hey ho, let’s go…

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The original by Da Brudders

Don’t fight with these Santa punks…

(PINS – Press photo FB)