Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits

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Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits
Greatest hits album by The Ramones
Released October 15, 2002
Recorded 1975–1995
Genre Punk rock
Length 1:15:06
Label Rhino Entertainment
Sire Records
Producer Bill Inglot
Gary Stewart
Tony Bongiovi
Graham Gouldman
Jean Beauvoir
Craig Leon
Glen Kolotkin
Phil Spector
Tommy Ramone
Ritchie Cordell
Daniel Rey
Bill Laswell
Ed Stasium
The Ramones
Ramones compilation album chronology
The Chrysalis Years
(2002)
Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits
(2002)
The Best of The Ramones
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Punknews.org 3.5/5 stars [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars [3]

Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits is a compilation of Ramones songs. Culled by Johnny Ramone, the initial 50,000 copies of the album include the 8-song bonus disc Ramones Smash You: Live ’85. The bonus disc features previously unreleased live recordings made on February 25, 1985 at the Lyceum Theatre in London. It is notable for being the only officially released live recording on CD to feature Richie Ramone on drums.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by the Ramones except where indicated.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Blitzkrieg Bop" – 2:11  (Ramones)
  2. "Beat on the Brat" – 2:31  (Joey Ramone)
  3. "Judy Is a Punk" – 1:31   (Joey R.)
  4. "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" – 1:40
  5. "Commando" – 1:51
  6. "Glad to See You Go" – 2:10   (Lyrics: Dee Dee R. / Music: Joey R.)
  7. "Pinhead" – 2:42   (Dee Dee R.)
  8. "Rockaway Beach" – 2:06   (Dee Dee R.)
  9. "We're a Happy Family" – 2:39
  10. "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" – 2:48   (Joey R.)  /1
  11. "Teenage Lobotomy" – 2:01
  12. "I Wanna Be Sedated" – 2:29   (Joey R.)
  13. "I'm Against It" – 2:06
  14. "I Wanted Everything" – 3:13   (Dee Dee R.)
  15. "I Just Want to Have Something to Do" – 2:41   (Joey R.)
  16. "Rock 'n' Roll High School" – 2:17   (Joey R.)
  17. "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" – 3:49   (Joey R.)
  18. "The KKK Took My Baby Away" – 2:29   (Joey R.)
  19. "Psycho Therapy" – 2:35  (Dee Dee Ramone / Johnny Ramone)  /2
  20. "Outsider" – 2:09   (Dee Dee R.)
  21. "Highest Trails Above" – 2:09   (Dee Dee R.)
  22. "Wart Hog" – 1:54   (Dee Dee R. / Johnny R.)  /3
  23. "Mama's Boy" – 2:10   (Dee Dee R. / Johnny R. / Tommy R.)
  24. "Somebody Put Something in My Drink" – 3:19  (Richie Ramone)
  25. "I Wanna Live" – 2:36   (Dee Dee R. / Daniel Rey)
  26. "Garden of Serenity" – 2:26   (Dee Dee R. / D. Rey)
  27. "I Believe in Miracles" – 3:18   (Dee Dee R. / D. Rey)
  28. "Main Man" – 3:26   (Dee Dee R. / D. Rey)  /4
  29. "Strength to Endure" – 2:59   (Dee Dee R. / D. Rey)  /4
  30. "The Crusher" – 2:26   (Dee Dee R. / D. Rey)  /4
  1. Original ABC distributed single version.
  2. Sire single version.

Bonus Disc[edit]

All live recorded at the Lyceum Theatre in London, on February 25, 1985.

  1. "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" – 3:16  (Joey Ramone)
  2. "Psycho Therapy" – 2:04  (Dee Dee Ramone / Johnny Ramone)
  3. "Suzy Is a Headbanger" – 1:37
  4. "Too Tough to Die" – 2:09   (Dee Dee R.)
  5. "Smash You" – 2:17   (Richie Ramone)
  6. "Chinese Rock" – 1:59  (Dee Dee R. / Richard Hell)
  7. "Howling at the Moon (Sha–La–La)" – 2:57   (Dee Dee R.)
  8. "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement" – 1:50   (Dee Dee R. / Johnny R.)

Credits[edit]

Ramones[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Barry Goldberg – organ, piano
  • Dick Emerson – keyboards
  • David Hassel – percussion
  • Steve Douglas – saxophone
  • Graham Gouldman - backing vocals
  • Russell Mael - backing vocals
  • Ian Wilson - backing vocals
  • Rodney Bingenheimer - handclapping
  • Harvey Robert Kubernik - handclapping
  • Phast Phreddie - handclapping

Production[edit]

  • Bob Gruen – Artwork, Photography
  • Hugh Brown – Art Direction
  • Tony Bongiovi, Graham Gouldman, Jean Beauvoir, Craig Leon, Glen Kolotkin, Phil Spector, Ritchie Cordell, Daniel Rey, Bill Laswell, The Ramones – Producer
  • B.J. Papas, Jill Furmanovsky, Michael Ochs, Robert Matheu, Clemens Rikken, Danny Fields – Photography
  • Brian Kehew – Mixing
  • David Fricke – Liner Notes
  • Johnny Ramone – Compilation
  • Sean Donahue – DJ
  • Dan Hersch – Remastering
  • Steven P. Gorman – Photo Research
  • Randy Perry, Leigh Hall – Project Assistant
  • Mick McKenna – Engineer
  • Bryan Lasley – Art Direction, Design
  • Sheryl Farber – Editing, Editorial Supervision
  • Marc Salata – Product Manager
  • Steve Woolard – Discographical Annotation, Liner Notes
  • George DuBose – Photography, Cover Design, Detail Analysis, Jacket Design, Inlay Design
  • Ed Stasium – Producer, Engineer
  • Tommy Ramone – Producer, Associate Producer, Engineer
  • Bill Inglot – Compilation Producer, Remastering, Mixing
  • Gary Stewart – Compilation Producer

References[edit]