Weird Tales of the Ramones

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Weird Tales of the Ramones
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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)The Best of The Ramones2004
Weird Tales of the Ramones
(2005)
Greatest Hits
(2006)Greatest Hits2006
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 box set compilation by American punk band the Ramones. It was released on August 16, 2005. There are 85 songs 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 band (including an MTV-banned version of "Substitute") after the release of the main feature on the DVD. The set 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 3D pair of glasses and a postcard to dedicate to Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee.

CD track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Albums Length
1. "Blitzkrieg Bop" Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone Ramones, 1976 2:12
2. "Beat on the Brat" Joey Ramone Ramones, 1976 2:32
3. "Judy Is a Punk" Joey Ramone Ramones, 1976 1:30
4. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" Tommy Ramone Ramones, 1976 2:25
5. "Loudmouth" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Ramones, 1976 2:14
6. "53rd & 3rd" Dee Dee Ramone Ramones, 1976 2:20
7. "Havana Affair" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Ramones, 1976 1:56
8. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" Dee Dee Ramone Ramones, 1976 1:35
9. "Glad to See You Go" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Leave Home, 1977 2:10
10. "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Leave Home, 1977 1:40
11. "I Remember You" Joey Ramone Leave Home, 1977 2:18
12. "Carbona Not Glue" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone Leave Home, 1977 1:50
13. "Oh, Oh, I Love Her So" Joey Ramone Leave Home, 1977 2:05
14. "Swallow My Pride" Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone Leave Home, 1977 2:03
15. "Commando" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Leave Home, 1977 1:53
16. "Pinhead" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone Leave Home, 1977 2:53
17. "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (ABC Single Version)" Joey Ramone Leave Home, 1977 2:47
18. "I Don't Care (Single Version)" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone Rocket to Russia, 1977 1:37
19. "Rockaway Beach" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone Rocket to Russia, 1977 2:05
20. "Cretin Hop" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone Rocket to Russia, 1977 1:55
21. "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone Rocket to Russia, 1977 2:48
22. "Teenage Lobotomy" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone Rocket to Russia, 1977 2:01
23. "Slug (Demo)" Joey Ramone Rocket to Russia, 1977 2:22
24. "Surfin' Bird" Alfred Frazier, John Harris, Carl White, Turner Wilson Rocket to Russia, 1977 2:35
25. "We're a Happy Family" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone Rocket to Russia, 1977 2:39
26. "I Just Want to Have Something to Do" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone Road to Ruin, 1978 2:41
27. "I Wanted Everything" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone Road to Ruin, 1978 3:14
28. "Needles and Pins (Remixed Single Version)" Sonny Bono, Jack Nitzsche Road to Ruin, 1978 2:21
29. "I Wanna Be Sedated" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone Road to Ruin, 1978 2:29
30. "Go Mental" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone Road to Ruin, 1978 2:40
31. "Don't Come Close" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone Road to Ruin, 1978 2:44
32. "I Don't Want You" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone Road to Ruin, 1978 2:26
33. "She's the One" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone Road to Ruin, 1978 2:13
34. "I'm Against It" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone Road to Ruin, 1978 2:07

Disc 2[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Albums Length
1. "Rock 'n' Roll High School (Ed Stasium Mix)" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone Road to Ruin, 1978 2:18
2. "I Want You Around (Ed Stasium Mix)" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone Road to Ruin, 1978 3:00
3. "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone End of the Century, 1980 3:50
4. "I'm Affected" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone End of the Century, 1980 2:53
5. "Danny Says" Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone End of the Century, 1980 3:05
6. "The KKK Took My Baby Away" Joey Ramone Pleasant Dreams, 1981 2:31
7. "You Sound Like You're Sick" Dee Dee Ramone Pleasant Dreams, 1981 2:41
8. "She's a Sensation" Joey Ramone Pleasant Dreams, 1981 3:25
9. "All's Quiet on the Eastern Front" Dee Dee Ramone Pleasant Dreams, 1981 2:12
10. "Outsider" Dee Dee Ramone Subterranean Jungle, 1983 2:10
11. "Highest Trails Above" Dee Dee Ramone Subterranean Jungle, 1983 2:09
12. "Psycho Therapy" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Subterranean Jungle, 1983 2:34
13. "Time Bomb" Dee Dee Ramone Subterranean Jungle, 1983 2:09
14. "Mama's Boy" Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone Too Tough to Die, 1984 2:09
15. "I'm Not Afraid of Life" Dee Dee Ramone Too Tough to Die, 1984 3:12
16. "Too Tough to Die" Dee Dee Ramone Too Tough to Die, 1984 2:37
17. "Wart Hog" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Too Tough to Die, 1984 1:54
18. "Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)" Dee Dee Ramone Too Tough to Die, 1984 4:06
19. "Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)" Joey Ramone, Daniel Rey Too Tough to Die, 1984 4:32
20. "Endless Vacation" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Too Tough to Die, 1984 1:47
21. "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) (UK 12" Version)" Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Jean Beauvoir Animal Boy, 1986 3:54
22. "Somebody Put Something in My Drink" Richie Ramone Animal Boy, 1986 3:20
23. "Animal Boy" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Animal Boy, 1986 1:49
24. "I Don't Want to Live This Life (Anymore)" Dee Dee Ramone B–side on the Crummy Stuff UK 12" single 3:28
25. "Love Kills" Dee Dee Ramone Animal Boy, 1986 2:20
26. "Something to Believe In (Single Version)" Dee Dee Ramone, Jean Beauvoir Animal Boy, 1986 4:18

Disc 3[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Albums Length
1. "I Wanna Live" Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey Halfway to Sanity, 1987 2:37
2. "Bop 'Til You Drop" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Halfway to Sanity, 1987 2:12
3. "I Lost My Mind" Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone Halfway to Sanity, 1987 1:33
4. "Garden of Serenity" Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey Halfway to Sanity, 1987 2:37
5. "I Believe in Miracles" Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey Brain Drain, 1989 3:20
6. "Pet Sematary (Single Version)" Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey Brain Drain, 1989 3:20
7. "Punishment Fits the Crime" Dee Dee Ramone, Richie Stotts Brain Drain, 1989 3:05
8. "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) (Single Version)" Joey Ramone Brain Drain, 1989 2:04
9. "Main Man" Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey Mondo Bizarro, 1992 3:26
10. "Strength to Endure" Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey Mondo Bizarro, 1992 2:59
11. "Poison Heart" Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey Mondo Bizarro, 1992 4:02
12. "I Won't Let It Happen" Joey Ramone, Andy Shernoff Mondo Bizarro, 1992 2:20
13. "Censorshit" Joey Ramone Mondo Bizarro, 1992 3:07
14. "Journey to the Center of the Mind" Ted Nugent, Steve Farmer Acid Eaters, 1993 2:51
15. "7 and 7 Is" "Arthur Lee" Acid Eaters, 1993 1:51
16. "When I Was Young" Eric Burdon, John Weider, Vic Briggs, Danny McCulloch, Barry Jenkins Acid Eaters, 1993 3:13
17. "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan ¡Adios Amigos!, 1995 2:45
18. "Scattergun" C. J. Ramone ¡Adios Amigos!, 1995 2:29
19. "Makin' Monsters For My Friends" Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey ¡Adios Amigos!, 1995 2:35
20. "The Crusher" Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey ¡Adios Amigos!, 1995 2:25
21. "Spider-Man" Robert Harris, Paul Francis Webster ¡Adios Amigos!, 1995 1:56
22. "Life's a Gas" Joey Ramone ¡Adios Amigos!, 1995 3:33
23. "She Talks to Rainbows" Joey Ramone ¡Adios Amigos!, 1995 3:13
24. "Anyway You Want It" Dave Clark Greatest Hits Live, 1996 2:20
25. "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." Ian Kilmister, Michael Burston, Phil Campbell, Phil Taylor ¡Adios Amigos!, 1995 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)


Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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