Ramones Mania

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Ramones Mania
Ramones - Ramones Mania cover.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedMay 31, 1988
Recorded1976–1987
GenrePunk rock
Length76:45
LabelSire
ProducerRamones, Jean Beauvoir, Tony Bongiovi, Ritchie Cordell, Tommy Ramone, Graham Gouldman, Glen Kolotkin, Kevin Laffey, Craig Leon, Daniel Rey, Phil Spector, Ed Stasium, Dave Stewart
Ramones compilation album chronology
Ramones Mania
(1988)
All the Stuff (And More!) Volume 1
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [1]
Robert ChristgauB [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide [3]

Ramones Mania is a compilation album by the American punk rock band the Ramones. It was released on May 31, 1988 through Sire Records and consists of 30 Ramones songs, including some single versions ("Sheena Is a Punk Rocker," "Needles & Pins" and "Howling at the Moon"), a single B-side ("Indian Giver") and one previously unreleased take (the film version of "Rock 'n' Roll High School").

The album contains a booklet with a short history of the Ramones, including the release dates of all their albums. Their best-selling album, the compilation was their only album certified Gold in the United States, until their debut album went Gold in 2014.[4]

Ramones Mania was re-released on multi-colored vinyl for Record Store Day in 2010. A sequel was released in Japan in 2000. A tribute album titled Ramones Maniacs was released in 2001; it featured turn-of-the-century punk bands covering every song from Mania in the same order.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Source albumLength
1."I Wanna Be Sedated"Joey RamoneRoad to Ruin (1978)2:29
2."Teenage Lobotomy"Dee Dee RamoneRocket to Russia (1977)2:00
3."Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"JoeyEnd of the Century (1980)3:50
4."Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment"Dee Dee, Johnny RamoneLeave Home (1977)1:40
5."Beat on the Brat"JoeyRamones (1976)2:30
6."Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (single version)JoeyRocket to Russia2:47
7."I Wanna Live"Dee Dee, Daniel ReyHalfway to Sanity (1987)2:36
8."Pinhead"Dee DeeLeave Home2:42
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Source albumLength
1."Blitzkrieg Bop"Tommy Ramone, Dee DeeRamones2:12
2."Cretin Hop"Tommy, Dee Dee, JohnnyRocket to Russia1:55
3."Rockaway Beach"Dee DeeRocket to Russia2:06
4."Commando"Dee DeeLeave Home1:50
5."I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"TommyRamones2:24
6."Mama's Boy"Dee Dee, Johnny, TommyToo Tough to Die (1984)2:09
7."Bop 'Til You Drop"Dee Dee, JohnnyHalfway to Sanity2:09
8."We're a Happy Family"JoeyRocket to Russia2:39
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Source albumLength
1."Bonzo Goes to Bitburg"Dee Dee, Joey, Jean BeauvoirAnimal Boy (1986)3:57
2."Outsider"Dee DeeSubterranean Jungle (1983)2:10
3."Psycho Therapy"Johnny, Dee DeeSubterranean Jungle2:35
4."Wart Hog"Dee DeeToo Tough to Die1:54
5."Animal Boy"Dee Dee, JohnnyAnimal Boy1:50
6."Needles & Pins" (single version)Sonny Bono, Jack NitzscheRoad to Ruin2:22
7."Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)" (single edit)Dee DeeToo Tough to Die3:25
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Source albumLength
1."Somebody Put Something in My Drink"Richie RamoneAnimal Boy3:23
2."We Want the Airwaves"JoeyPleasant Dreams (1981)3:20
3."Chinese Rock"Dee Dee, Richard HellEnd of the Century2:28
4."I Just Wanna Have Something to Do"JoeyRoad to Ruin2:41
5."The KKK Took My Baby Away"JoeyPleasant Dreams2:31
6."Indian Giver"Bobby Bloom, Ritchie Cordell, Bo GentryB-side of "Real Cool Time" single (1987)2:45
7."Rock 'n' Roll High School" (stereo movie mix)JoeyRock 'n' Roll High School film (1979)2:14
Total length:76:45

Personnel[edit]

Ramones

  • Joey Ramone – vocals
  • Johnny Ramone – guitar
  • Dee Dee Ramone – bass, background vocals; lead vocals ("Wart Hog")
  • Tommy Ramone – drums (Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket to Russia)
  • Marky Ramone – drums (Road to Ruin, "Rock 'n' Roll High School", End of the Century, Pleasant Dreams, Subterranean Jungle, "Indian Giver")
  • Richie Ramone – drums, background vocals (Too Tough to Die, Animal Boy, Halfway to Sanity)

Technical

  • Craig Leon – producer (Ramones)
  • Tony Bongiovi – co-producer (Leave Home, Rocket to Russia)
  • Tommy Ramone – co-producer (Leave Home, Rocket to Russia, Road to Ruin, Too Tough to Die)
  • Ed Stasium – producer ("Rock 'n' Roll High School"), co-producer (Road to Ruin, Too Tough to Die), digital remastering
  • Phil Spector – producer (End of the Century)
  • Graham Gouldman – producer (Pleasant Dreams)
  • Ritchie Cordell – co-producer (Subterranean Jungle, "Indian Giver")
  • Glen Kolotkin – co-producer (Subterranean Jungle, "Indian Giver")
  • Jean Beauvoir – producer (Animal Boy)
  • Daniel Rey – co-producer (Halfway to Sanity)
  • Ramones – co-producer (Halfway to Sanity)
  • Arturo Vega – collage design, lighting director
  • George DuBose – design coordinator, front cover photo
  • Mark Weinberg – art director
  • Ebet Roberts – back cover photo
  • Ed Valentine – inner sleeve illustration
  • Greg Calbi – digital remastering
  • Kevin Laffey – compilation producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[6] 84
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[7] 95
US Billboard 200[8] 166

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[9] Gold 30,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramones Mania at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  4. ^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum". Retrieved March 2, 2009.
  5. ^ Ramones Heaven.[1].
  6. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 8735". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 22April 2018.
  7. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970–2005 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  8. ^ "Ramones Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Ramones – Ramones Mania". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 6, 2021.