Greatest punk band ever. They started the punk scene but they did not set out by calling themselves punks. They formed the band to bring back rock n roll. They were a reaction to there being nothing decent to listen to on the radio, it was all Led Zepplin with their 20 minute soloes. The Ramones played fast but this did not mean their music wasn't as good, they still had the greatest sound ever whilst playing it faster than most people can.
Go out and buy The Ramones - Anthology and listen to the second disk for their best songs ever, in my opinion.