Hey! Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology

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Hey! Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology
Greatest hits album by The Ramones
Released July 20, 1999
Recorded 1975–1995
Genre Punk rock
Length 2:36:17
Label Rhino Entertainment
Sire Records
Producer Craig Leon
Tony Bongiovi
Tommy Ramone
Ed Stasium
Daniel Rey
Bill Inglot
Gary Stewart
Don Williams
Jean Beavoir
Ritchie Cordell
Graham Gouldman
Glen Kolotkin
Phil Spector
Bill Laswell
Dave Stewart
The Ramones
Ramones compilation album chronology
All the Stuff (And More!) Volume 2
(1990)
Hey! Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology
(1999)
Ramones Mania 2
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Q 5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[4]

Hey! Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology is a two–disc compilation that attempts to summarize the Ramones' career in its entirety. Every Ramones studio album is represented with the exception of Acid Eaters, their 1994 covers album. Some versions of this album include a hardcover 80 page booklet with liner notes by David Fricke and Danny Fields.

Two songs are billed as being previously unissued song versions: "Rock 'n' Roll High School" and "I Want You Around" are the original Ed Stasium mixes for the film Rock 'n' Roll High School, before they were remixed by Phil Spector for the accompanying soundtrack album. However, the Ed Stasium mix of "Rock 'n' Roll High School" had previously appeared on the 1988 compilation album Ramones Mania.

The album was certified platinum in Argentina as of 2001-04-24, selling more than 40,000 copies. It was also certified silver in the UK (more than 60,000 copies sold) as of December 24, 2004, and gold in Australia by 2006 selling more than 35,000 copies.

Stickers on the original boxset release advertised the collection humorously with the sum: "2 minutes + 3 chords x 58 tracks".

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ramones; except where indicated. Actual writers of all songs credited to the Ramones listed below in small font. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Blitzkrieg Bop"   Tommy Ramone / Dee Dee Ramone 2:14
2. "Beat on the Brat"   Joey Ramone 2:32
3. "Judy Is a Punk"   Joey R. 1:32
4. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"   Tommy R. 2:27
5. "53rd & 3rd"   Dee Dee R. 2:20
6. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"   Dee Dee R. 1:37
7. "Glad to See You Go"   Lyrics: Dee Dee R. / Music: Joey R. 2:13
8. "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment"     1:44
9. "I Remember You"     2:20
10. "California Sun"   Henry Glover / Morris Levy 2:03
11. "Commando"     1:54
12. "Swallow My Pride" (Sire single version) Joey R. 2:07
13. "Carbona Not Glue" (Previously only available on first LP pressings of Leave Home)   1:53
14. "Pinhead"   Dee Dee R. 2:44
15. "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (Original ABC distributed single version) Joey R. 2:49
16. "Cretin Hop"     1:58
17. "Rockaway Beach"   Dee Dee R. 2:08
18. "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"   Joey R. 2:50
19. "Teenage Lobotomy"     2:03
20. "Surfin' Bird"   Carl White / Alfred Frazier / John Harris / Turner Wilson, Jr. 2:37
21. "I Don't Care" (Sire single version) Joey R. 1:40
22. "I Just Want to Have Something to Do"   Joey R. 2:43
23. "I Wanna Be Sedated"   Joey R. 2:31
24. "Don't Come Close"     2:46
25. "She's the One"     2:15
26. "Needles and Pins" (Sire remixed single version) Sonny Bono / Jack Nitzsche 2:23
27. "Rock 'n' Roll High School" (Ed Stasium Mix) Joey R. 2:21
28. "I Want You Around" (Ed Stasium Mix) Dee Dee R. / Joey R. / Johnny Ramone 3:02
29. "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"   Joey R. 3:52
30. "I Can't Make It on Time"     2:33
31. "Chinese Rocks"   Dee Dee R. / Richard Hell 2:30
32. "I'm Affected"   Joey R. 2:54
33. "Danny Says"   Joey R. 3:06

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The KKK Took My Baby Away"   Joey Ramone 2:31
2. "She's a Sensation"   Joey R. 3:26
3. "It's Not My Place (In the 9 to 5 World)"   Joey R. 3:23
4. "We Want the Airwaves"   Joey R. 3:22
5. "Psycho Therapy"   Johnny Ramone / Dee Dee Ramone 2:39
6. "Howling at the Moon (Sha–La–La)"   Dee Dee R. 4:06
7. "Mama's Boy"   Johnny R. / Dee Dee R. / Tommy Ramone 2:12
8. "Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)"   Joey R. / Daniel Rey 4:33
9. "I'm Not Afraid of Life"   Dee Dee R. 3:13
10. "Too Tough to Die"   Dee Dee R. 2:38
11. "Endless Vacation"   Dee Dee R. / Johnny R. 1:50
12. "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)" (UK 12" version) Dee Dee R. / Joey R. / Jean Beauvoir 3:57
13. "Somebody Put Something in My Drink"   Richie Ramone 3:23
14. "Something to Believe In" (Sire single version) Dee Dee R. / J. Beauvoir 4:09
15. "I Don't Want to Live This Life (Anymore)" (Originally issued as a B–side on the "Crummy Stuff" UK 12" single.) Dee Dee R. 3:29
16. "I Wanna Live"   Dee Dee R. / D. Rey 2:39
17. "Garden of Serenity"   Dee Dee R. / D. Rey 2:28
18. "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)"   Joey R. 2:05
19. "Pet Sematary" (Sire single version) Dee Dee R. / D. Rey 3:34
20. "I Believe in Miracles"   Dee Dee R. / D. Rey 3:21
21. "Tomorrow She Goes Away"   Joey R. / D. Rey 2:41
22. "Poison Heart"   Dee Dee R. / D. Rey 4:04
23. "I Don't Want to Grow Up"   Tom Waits / Kathleen Brennan 2:46
24. "She Talks to Rainbows"   Joey R. 3:14
25. "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." (Bonus track from the Japanese edition of ¡Adios Amigos! with vocals by C. J. Ramone) Lemmy / Würzel / Phil Campbell / Phil Taylor 1:24

Re-Issue[edit]

In 2001 (possibly because of Joey Ramone's death), Hey! Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology was re-released. This new version did not include the eighty page booklet and altered the tracklisting of CD 1. "I'm Affected" and "I Can't Make it on Time" were removed and replaced with "Baby I Love You", which was the band's highest charting hit in the UK.

Credits[edit]

Ramones[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Jean Beavoir – Mixing, Original Recording Producer, Producer
  • Don Berman, Ian Bryan, Ron Cote, John Dixon, DJ Walker Bruce, Gold Andy Hoffman, Don Hunerberg, Ray Janos, Tom Lester, Robbie Norris, Garris Shipon, Harry Spiridakis, Joe Warda – Assistant Engineer
  • Keith Bessey, Robert Musso, Anders Oredson – Engineer, Mixing
  • Martin Bisi, Jorge Esteban, Harvey Goldberg, Judy Kirschner, Larry Levine, Boris Menart, Chris Nagle – Engineer
  • Joe Blaney, Jason Corsaro – Mixing
  • Tony Bongiovi, Ritchie Cordell, Graham Gouldman, Glen Kolotkin, Craig Leon, The Ramones, Phil Spector – Original Recording Producer, Producer
  • Sean Donahue – DJ
  • Tommy Ramone – Associate Producer, Engineer, Original Recording Producer, Producer
  • Danny Fields, David Fricke – Liner Notes
  • Oz Fritz, Glenn Rosenstein – Mixing Assistant
  • Bryce Goggin – Assistant Engineer, Engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • Bill Inglot, Gary Stewart, Don Williams – Compilation Producer
  • Gary Kurfirst – Executive Producer
  • Bill Laswell, Dave Stewart – Producer
  • Daniel Rey – Musical Coordination, Original Recording Producer, Producer
  • Donna Sekulidis – Production Coordination
  • Joel Soiffer – Remixing
  • Ed Stasium – Engineer, Mixing, Musical Director, Original Recording Producer, Producer

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