Miles-tones

R.I.P Joey Ramone: Top 10 Ramones Songs...

Besides "I Wanna Be Sedated" And "Blitzkrieg Bop"

It was ten years ago today that the world lost their first Ramone, when Joey Ramone succumbed to lymphoma in New York City at the age of 49, one month shy of turning 50.

The iconic punk frontman would lead the Ramones in death as he did in life, with Dee Dee Ramone overdosing in 2002, and the band's resident agitator, Johnny Ramone, losing his valiant fight with prostate cancer in 2004.

Everything about the Ramones - the music, the lyrics, the uniform, the hair, Arturo Vega's art direction - makes the band timeless. They aren't just for punk rockers; they never have been. They are for the losers, the winners, the outcasts, the ugly, the pretty, and especially the insane.

Shock treatment, anyone?

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Craig Hlavaty
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