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An honest definition

Common Misconception 1: They didnt start punk.
The First punk band, despite what some FOOLS say. Yes, folks, I am talking about certain people who think that punk started in the UK with artists who came after (but are still awesome) like the Sex Pistols or The Clash. True, some genres began to form punk like glitter rock, and artists that came just before them like Iggy and the Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls influenced them, but it's not like that was pure punk; it was developing punk, pre-punk if you like. The Ramones all liked the New York Dolls, and Joey Ramone was in a glitter rock band called Snyper before the Ramones even formed.

Common Misconception 2: They only knew 3 chords.
True, their songs were sometimes 3 chords, but not always. This doesn't mean they only 'knew' 3 chords; they were trying to strip rock back to its basics was the reason they formed. No, Johnny wasn't a bad player; check out his guitar technique! Totally revolutionary. But anyway, even if they did 'only know 3 chords', WHAT DOES THAT MATTER? The music is still good, the lyrics arent bad. It's not like they were D-U-M-B or something.

I am sick of everyone criticizing these legends! They were truly a great band with some awesome riffs and hooks. And I don't care that Dee Dee, Joey and Johnny are dead, I'm defending their music! So FUCK OFF haters!
Deadbeat Fool: Hey, the Ramones werent punk! And, uh, no, I don't live in my mom's basement complaining about The Ramones all day...i *do* have a life!
by Rachel_isapunkrocker March 27, 2008
 
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My favorite band of all time. People criticize them and say they aren't punk, but isn't punk about not adhering to an image anyway? The Ramones had songs that were fun to sing along to and were probably the first and last perfect US punk band. No one will ever be like them.
Gabba gabba hey!
by Carrot May 07, 2004
 
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another amazing punk band that helped create the whole punk genre of music. and are not sell-outs.
Have great songs, such as I wanna be sedated and Don't wanna grow up
by individualanarchist December 22, 2003
 
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Probably the best punk rock band EVER. The Ramones is considered the first punk rock band in the 70s.

The band first started on Queens, New York in the 1974. It consist of 4 band member named Joey Ramone (Vocalist), Johnny Ramone (Guitarist), DeeDee Ramone (Bassist) and Tommy Ramone (Drummer). All of the group's members adopted the last name "Ramone". Just a few years later, Joey Ramone passed away on April 15, 2001, at age 49, the victim of lymphoma. Little more than a year later, Dee Dee Ramone was found dead in his home in Los Angeles on June 5, 2002. RIP
Long live "The Ramones".
by Teets August 13, 2004
 
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the godfathers of punk
the ramones kick ass
by Anonymous May 30, 2003
 
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the single band responsible for keeping rock and roll alive throughout the 70's and 80's. they are often thought of as a punk rock band, but not on the same "punk" standards we use in modern times. their songs involve (usually) upbeat tempos and catchy tunes. in short, The Ramones may have been the single best "punk"/rock band ever.
D-U-M-B, Everyone's accusing me!


Winter turns to summer
Sadness turns to fun
Keep your faith, baby
You broke the rules and won
by One_Man_Down January 19, 2004
 
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one of the first punk bands ever, often considered to be the creators of punk
kkk took my baby away
fifth street fuck (often called blitzkrieg bob)
i want to be sedated
by monkey fucker August 31, 2003
 
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really good band
they rock
by dee-dee May 04, 2003