Ramones - Rocket To Russia

By Alliance

$7.98

Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe three CD + vinyl LP box set. This box begins with the complete album remastered plus a previously unreleased "tracking mix" of the album (that mix also appears on the vinyl LP pressing here). You also get an unissued 1977 Glasgow concert. Lastly, you get a jam-packed 24-track CD of mostly unreleased material: "Needles and Pins" (demo), the B-sides "It's a Long Way Back to Germany" and "Babysitter," an acoustic version of "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow," rough mixes, alternate vocals and more. The photo-filled book overflows with illustrations, too; it's a rocket to rapture for Ramones fans. Sheena became a punk rocker right here-and she wasn't the only one! The Ramones' third LP (1977) helped punk spread like wildfire, thanks to "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker," "Rockaway Beach," "We're a Happy Family," their memorable covers of "Surfin' Bird," "Do You Wanna Dance" and more. Never have Beach Boys-grade melodic hooks, pounding drums and pile-driver guitars come together in more irresistible fashion than they did on "Rocket to Russia," which celebrates it's 40th anniversary this year.

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