Weird Tales of the Ramones

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Weird Tales of the Ramones
Compilation album by The Ramones
Released August 16, 2005
Recorded 1976-1995
Genre Punk rock
Length 218:50
Label Rhino / WEA
Producer various
Ramones compilation album chronology
The Best of The Ramones
(2004)
Weird Tales of the Ramones
(2005)
Greatest Hits
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
The Austin Chronicle 3.5/5 stars [2]
Entertainment Weekly A [3]
Metro Times (average) [4]
Mojo 4/5 stars [3]
The New York Times (favorable) [5]
Pitchfork Media (9.6/10) [6]
Robert Christgau (mixed) [7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars [8]
Uncut 3/5 stars [3]

Weird Tales of the Ramones is a compilation album by American punk band the Ramones. It was released on August 16, 2005. 85 songs are contained on 3 CDs, plus a DVD containing the feature "Lifestyles of the Ramones", a documentary featuring several of their music videos up to 1990 interspaced by interview clips with the band and figures in pop culture, plus the music videos released by the bands (including a MTV banned version of "Substitute") after the release of the main feature on the DVD. The boxset was compiled by Johnny Ramone and released by Rhino Records.

The boxset also contains a special oversize comic book, focusing on the legend of the band, written and illustrated by multiple contributors, a 3-D Glasses for free and a post-card to dedicate to Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee.

CD track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Blitzkrieg Bop" (Ramones) - 2:12
  2. "Beat on the Brat" (Ramones) - 2:32
  3. "Judy Is a Punk" (Ramones) - 1:30
  4. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (Ramones) - 2:25
  5. "Loudmouth" (Ramones) - 2:14
  6. "53rd & 3rd" (Ramones) - 2:20
  7. "Havana Affair" (Ramones) - 1:56
  8. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" (Ramones) - 1:35
  9. "Glad to See You Go" (Ramones) - 2:10
  10. "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" (Ramones) - 1:40
  11. "I Remember You" (Ramones) - 2:18
  12. "Carbona Not Glue" (Ramones) - 1:50
  13. "Oh, Oh, I Love Her So" (Ramones) - 2:05
  14. "Swallow My Pride" (Ramones) - 2:03
  15. "Commando" (Ramones) - 1:53
  16. "Pinhead" (Ramones) - 2:53
  17. "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (ABC Single Version) (Ramones) - 2:47
  18. "I Don't Care" (Single Version) (Ramones) - 1:37
  19. "Rockaway Beach" (Ramones) - 2:05
  20. "Cretin Hop" (Ramones) - 1:55
  21. "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" (Ramones) - 2:48
  22. "Teenage Lobotomy" (Ramones) - 2:01
  23. "Slug" (Demo) (Joey Ramone) - 2:22
  24. "Surfin' Bird" (Alfred Frazier, John Harris, Carl White, Turner Wilson) - 2:35
  25. "We're a Happy Family" (Ramones) - 2:39
  26. "I Just Want to Have Something to Do" (Ramones) - 2:41
  27. "I Wanted Everything" (Ramones) - 3:14
  28. "Needles and Pins" (Remixed Single Version) (Sonny Bono, Jack Nitzsche) - 2:21
  29. "I Wanna Be Sedated" (Ramones) - 2:29
  30. "Go Mental" (Ramones) - 2:40
  31. "Don't Come Close" (Ramones) - 2:44
  32. "I Don't Want You" (Ramones) - 2:26
  33. "She's the One" (Ramones) - 2:13
  34. "I'm Against It" (Ramones) - 2:07

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Rock 'n' Roll High School" (Ed Stasium Mix) (Ramones) - 2:18
  2. "I Want You Around" (Ed Stasium Mix) (Ramones) - 3:00
  3. "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" (Ramones) - 3:50
  4. "I'm Affected" (Ramones) - 2:53
  5. "Danny Says" (Ramones) - 3:05
  6. "The KKK Took My Baby Away" (Joey Ramone) - 2:31
  7. "You Sound Like You're Sick" (Dee Dee Ramone) - 2:41
  8. "She's a Sensation" (Joey Ramone) - 3:25
  9. "All's Quiet on the Eastern Front" (Dee Dee Ramone) - 2:12
  10. "Outsider" (Dee Dee Ramone) - 2:10
  11. "Highest Trails Above" (Dee Dee Ramone) - 2:09
  12. "Psycho Therapy" (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) - 2:34
  13. "Time Bomb" (Dee Dee Ramone) - 2:09
  14. "Mama's Boy" (Tommy Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone) - 2:09
  15. "I'm Not Afraid of Life" (Dee Dee Ramone) - 3:12
  16. "Too Tough to Die" (Dee Dee Ramone) - 2:37
  17. "Wart Hog" (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) - 1:54
  18. "Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)" (Dee Dee Ramone) - 4:06
  19. "Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)" (Joey Ramone, Daniel Rey) - 4:32
  20. "Endless Vacation" (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) - 1:47
  21. "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)" (UK 12" Version) (Jean Beauvoir, Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone) - 3:54
  22. "Somebody Put Something in My Drink" (Richie Ramone) - 3:20
  23. "Animal Boy" (Richie Ramone) - 1:49
  24. "I Don't Want to Live This Life (Anymore)" (UK B-Side) (Dee Dee Ramone) - 3:28
  25. "Love Kills" (Dee Dee Ramone) - 2:20
  26. "Something to Believe In" (Single Version) (Jean Beauvoir, Dee Dee Ramone) - 4:18

Disc 3[edit]

  1. "I Wanna Live" (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) - 2:37
  2. "Bop 'Til You Drop" (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) - 2:12
  3. "I Lost My Mind" (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) - 1:33
  4. "Garden of Serenity" (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) - 2:27
  5. "I Believe in Miracles" (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) - 3:20
  6. "Pet Sematary" (Single Version) (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) - 3:30
  7. "Punishment Fits the Crime" (Dee Dee Ramone, Richie Stotts) - 3:05
  8. "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" (Single Version) (Joey Ramone) - 2:04
  9. "Main Man" (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) - 3:26
  10. "Strength to Endure" (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) - 2:59
  11. "Poison Heart" (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) - 4:02
  12. "I Won't Let It Happen" (Joey Ramone, Andy Shernoff) - 2:20
  13. "Censorshit" (Joey Ramone) - 3:07
  14. "Journey to the Center of the Mind" (Steve Farmer, Ted Nugent) - 2:51
  15. "7 and 7 Is" (Arthur Lee) - 1:51
  16. "When I Was Young" (Victor Briggs, Eric Burdon, Barry Jenkins, Daniel McCulloch, John Weider) - 3:13
  17. "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" (Kathleen Bennan, Tom Waits) - 2:45
  18. "Scattergun" (C.J. Ramone) - 2:29
  19. "Makin' Monsters For My Friends" (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) - 2:35
  20. "The Crusher" (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) - 2:25
  21. "Spiderman" (Robert Harris, Paul Francis Webster) - 1:56
  22. "Life's a Gas" (Joey Ramone) - 3:33
  23. "She Talks to Rainbows" (Joey Ramone) - 3:13
  24. "Anyway You Want It" (Dave Clark) - 2:20
  25. "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." (Michael Burston, Philip Anthony Campbell, Ian Kilmister, Philip Taylor) - 1:24

DVD track listing[edit]

  1. "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"
  2. "Rock 'n' Roll High School"
  3. "We Want the Airwaves"
  4. "Psycho Therapy"
  5. "Time Has Come Today"
  6. "Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)"
  7. "Something to Believe In"
  8. "I Wanna Live"
  9. "I Wanna Be Sedated"
  10. "Pet Sematary"
  11. "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)"
  12. "I Believe in Miracles"
  13. "Strength to Endure"
  14. "Poison Heart"
  15. "Substitute" (MTV banned version)
  16. "I Don't Want to Grow Up"
  17. "Spider-Man"
  18. "Blitzkrieg Bop" (Live)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Review: Weird Tales of the Ramones - Music". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  3. ^ a b c "Weird Tales of the Ramones (1976-1996) CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2005-08-16. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  4. ^ O'Connor, Rob (2005-08-24). "Record Review: Ramones / Weird Tales of the Ramones". Metro Times. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  5. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (2005-11-25). "Weird Tales of the Ramones - Review - NYTimes.com". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  6. ^ "Ramones: Weird Tales of the Ramones | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2005-08-07. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  7. ^ "CG: ramones". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  8. ^ "The Ramones: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.