End of the Century [Expanded]

End of the Century [Expanded]

by RamonesRamones


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Road to Ruin found the Ramones stretching their signature sound to its limits; even though there were several fine moments, nearly all of them arrived when the group broke free from the suddenly restrictive loud-fast-hard formula of their first records. Considering that the Ramones did desire mainstream success and that they had a deep love for early-'60s pop
ock, it's not surprising that they decided to shake loose the constrictions of their style by making an unabashed pop album, yet it was odd that Phil Spector produced End of the Century, because his painstaking working methods seemingly clashed with the Ramones' instinctual approach. However, the Ramones were always more clever than they appeared, so the matching actually worked better than it could have. Spector's detailed production helped bring "Rock 'n' Roll High School" and "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" to life, yet it also kept some of the punkier numbers in check. Even so, End of the Century is more enjoyable than its predecessor, since the record has stronger material, and in retrospect, it's one of their better records of the '80s. [The 2002 reissue adds six songs to the original track listing: a different take of "I Want You Around" and demos of "Danny Says," "I'm Affected," "Please Don't Leave," "All the Way," and "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2002
Label: Imports
UPC: 0081227815523
catalogNumber: 1050182
Rank: 24193

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ramones   Primary Artist
Barry Goldberg   Organ,Piano
Jim Keltner   Drums
Rodney Bingenheimer   Hand Clapping
Dan Kessel   Guitar
David Kessel   Guitar
Harvey Robert Kubernik   Hand Clapping
Phast Phreddie   Hand Clapping
Joey Ramone   Vocals
Dee Dee Ramone   Bass
Johnny Ramone   Guitar
Marky Ramone   Drums
Ed Stasium   Musical Direction
Sean Donahue   DJ
Steve Douglas   Saxophone
Maria Montoya   Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Richard Hell   Composer
Jimmy Holiday   Composer
Phil Spector   Producer,Remixing
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Bill Inglot   Reissue Producer
Harvey Robert Kubernik   Liner Notes
Larry Levine   Engineer
Jerry Nolan   Composer
Joey Ramone   Composer
Dee Dee Ramone   Composer
Johnny Ramone   Composer,Author
Marky Ramone   Composer
Joel Soiffer   Remixing
Ed Stasium   Producer,Engineer
Johnny Thunders   Composer
Boris Menart   Engineer
John Gillespie   Art Direction

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