Weird Tales of the Ramones

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Weird Tales of the Ramones
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Compilation album by The Ramones
ReleasedAugust 16, 2005
Recorded1976–1995
GenrePunk rock
Length218:50
LabelRhino/WEA
Producervarious
Ramones compilation album chronology
The Best of The Ramones
(2004)
Weird Tales of the Ramones
(2005)
Greatest Hits
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA[3]
Metro Times(average)[4]
Mojo4/5 stars[3]
The New York Times(favorable)[5]
Pitchfork Media(9.6/10)[6]
Robert Christgau(mixed)[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[8]
Uncut3/5 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.TitleWriter(s)AlbumsLength
1."Blitzkrieg Bop"Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee RamoneRamones, 19762:12
2."Beat on the Brat"Joey RamoneRamones, 19762:32
3."Judy Is a Punk"JoeyRamones, 19761:30
4."I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"TommyRamones, 19762:25
5."Loudmouth"Dee Dee, Johnny RamoneRamones, 19762:14
6."53rd & 3rd"Dee DeeRamones, 19762:20
7."Havana Affair"Dee Dee, JohnnyRamones, 19761:56
8."Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"Dee DeeRamones, 19761:35
9."Glad to See You Go"Dee Dee, JohnnyLeave Home, 19772:10
10."Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment"Dee Dee, JohnnyLeave Home, 19771:40
11."I Remember You"JoeyLeave Home, 19772:18
12."Carbona Not Glue"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, TommyLeave Home, 19771:50
13."Oh, Oh, I Love Her So"JoeyLeave Home, 19772:05
14."Swallow My Pride"Joey, Dee DeeLeave Home, 19772:03
15."Commando"Dee Dee, JohnnyLeave Home, 19771:53
16."Pinhead"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, TommyLeave Home, 19772:53
17."Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (ABC Single Version)"JoeyLeave Home, 19772:47
18."I Don't Care (Single Version)"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, TommyRocket to Russia, 19771:37
19."Rockaway Beach"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, TommyRocket to Russia, 19772:05
20."Cretin Hop"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, TommyRocket to Russia, 19771:55
21."Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, TommyRocket to Russia, 19772:48
22."Teenage Lobotomy"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, TommyRocket to Russia, 19772:01
23."Slug (Demo)"JoeyRocket to Russia, 19772:22
24."Surfin' Bird"Alfred Frazier, John Harris, Carl White, Turner WilsonRocket to Russia, 19772:35
25."We're a Happy Family"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, TommyRocket to Russia, 19772:39
26."I Just Want to Have Something to Do"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, Marky RamoneRoad to Ruin, 19782:41
27."I Wanted Everything"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyRoad to Ruin, 19783:14
28."Needles and Pins (Remixed Single Version)"Sonny Bono, Jack NitzscheRoad to Ruin, 19782:21
29."I Wanna Be Sedated"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyRoad to Ruin, 19782:29
30."Go Mental"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyRoad to Ruin, 19782:40
31."Don't Come Close"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyRoad to Ruin, 19782:44
32."I Don't Want You"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyRoad to Ruin, 19782:26
33."She's the One"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyRoad to Ruin, 19782:13
34."I'm Against It"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyRoad to Ruin, 19782:07

Disc 2[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumsLength
1."Rock 'n' Roll High School (Ed Stasium Mix)"Joey, Johnny, Dee DeeRamones Mania, 19782:18
2."I Want You Around (Ed Stasium Mix)"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyRamones Mania, 19783:00
3."Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyEnd of the Century, 19803:50
4."I'm Affected"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyEnd of the Century, 19802:53
5."Danny Says"Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, MarkyEnd of the Century, 19803:05
6."The KKK Took My Baby Away"JoeyPleasant Dreams, 19812:31
7."You Sound Like You're Sick"Dee DeePleasant Dreams, 19812:41
8."She's a Sensation"JoeyPleasant Dreams, 19813:25
9."All's Quiet on the Eastern Front"Dee DeePleasant Dreams, 19812:12
10."Outsider"Dee DeeSubterranean Jungle, 19832:10
11."Highest Trails Above"Dee DeeSubterranean Jungle, 19832:09
12."Psycho Therapy"Dee Dee, JohnnySubterranean Jungle, 19832:34
13."Time Bomb"Dee DeeSubterranean Jungle, 19832:09
14."Mama's Boy"Johnny, Dee Dee, TommyToo Tough to Die, 19842:09
15."I'm Not Afraid of Life"Dee DeeToo Tough to Die, 19843:12
16."Too Tough to Die"Dee DeeToo Tough to Die, 19842:37
17."Wart Hog"Dee Dee, JohnnyToo Tough to Die, 19841:54
18."Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)"Dee DeeToo Tough to Die, 19844:06
19."Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)"Joey, Daniel ReyToo Tough to Die, 19844:32
20."Endless Vacation"Dee Dee, JohnnyToo Tough to Die, 19841:47
21."My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) (UK 12" Version)"Joey, Dee Dee, Jean BeauvoirAnimal Boy, 19863:54
22."Somebody Put Something in My Drink"Richie RamoneAnimal Boy, 19863:20
23."Animal Boy"Dee Dee, JohnnyAnimal Boy, 19861:49
24."I Don't Want to Live This Life (Anymore)"Dee DeeB–side on the Crummy Stuff UK 12" single3:28
25."Love Kills"Dee DeeAnimal Boy, 19862:20
26."Something to Believe In (Single Version)"Dee Dee, BeauvoirAnimal Boy, 19864:18

Disc 3[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumsLength
1."I Wanna Live"Dee Dee, ReyHalfway to Sanity, 19872:37
2."Bop 'Til You Drop"Dee Dee, JohnnyHalfway to Sanity, 19872:12
3."I Lost My Mind"Dee Dee, JohnnyHalfway to Sanity, 19871:33
4."Garden of Serenity"Dee Dee, ReyHalfway to Sanity, 19872:37
5."I Believe in Miracles"Dee Dee, ReyBrain Drain, 19893:20
6."Pet Sematary (Single Version)"Dee Dee, ReyBrain Drain, 19893:20
7."Punishment Fits the Crime"Dee Dee, Richie StottsBrain Drain, 19893:05
8."Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) (Single Version)"JoeyBrain Drain, 19892:04
9."Main Man"Dee Dee, ReyMondo Bizarro, 19923:26
10."Strength to Endure"Dee Dee, ReyMondo Bizarro, 19922:59
11."Poison Heart"Dee Dee, ReyMondo Bizarro, 19924:02
12."I Won't Let It Happen"Joey, Andy ShernoffMondo Bizarro, 19922:20
13."Censorshit"JoeyMondo Bizarro, 19923:07
14."Journey to the Center of the Mind"Ted Nugent, Steve FarmerAcid Eaters, 19932:51
15."7 and 7 Is"Arthur LeeAcid Eaters, 19931:51
16."When I Was Young"Eric Burdon, John Weider, Vic Briggs, Danny McCulloch, Barry JenkinsAcid Eaters, 19933:13
17."I Don't Wanna Grow Up"Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan¡Adios Amigos!, 19952:45
18."Scattergun"C. J. Ramone¡Adios Amigos!, 19952:29
19."Makin' Monsters For My Friends"Dee Dee, Rey¡Adios Amigos!, 19952:35
20."The Crusher"Dee Dee, Rey¡Adios Amigos!, 19952:25
21."Spider-Man"Robert Harris, Paul Francis Webster¡Adios Amigos!, 19951:56
22."Life's a Gas"Joey¡Adios Amigos!, 19953:33
23."She Talks to Rainbows"Joey¡Adios Amigos!, 19953:13
24."Anyway You Want It"Dave ClarkGreatest Hits Live, 19962:20
25."R.A.M.O.N.E.S."Ian Kilmister, Michael Burston, Phil Campbell, Phil Taylor¡Adios Amigos!, 19951:24

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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