Hiya! Do you know of any reason why the song "Smash You" wasn't actually on Too Tough to Die or any other Ramones albums? I mean, they played it live a few times..why not put it on any albums?
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Smash You is a song written by Richie Ramone…meaning Richie would get song-writing royalties from it for the rest of his life, and Johnny wanted to keep that to a minimum. I’ve read that there were some more songs and tracks from Too Tough To Die that he sang on from some early sessions that didn’t get released for that exact reason as well. I wish it was included on the album though, it’s one of my all time favorite songs!

Hi, do you happen to know of any website where i can find sort a Ramones fan guide to Los Angeles? Or information on upcoming events there?
Anonymous

cretin-family:

I’m honestly not sure! I’ve never been there, all I can really think of off the top of my head is going to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (And the Johnny Ramone Tribute coming up) and checking out places like the Whisky and such. If anyone out there has some more info and knows of some other cool things to check out let me know! I’ll edit them into this post. :)

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Some more info on LA Ramones sites: There’s also the Roxy, which is the club where the live disk on Leave Home was recorded. Then I know Dee Dee lived briefly at 6740 Franklin Place Apt #204. Most of the 70s Sunset Strip landmarks are gone, but The Tropicana, the Ramones’ usual LA motel, used to be at 8585 Santa Monica Blvd, where there’s a Ramada now. And the annual Hollywood Forever Cemetery tribute to Johnny is on August 24th! It’s awesome, I’ve been the last two years.
Do you know the brand of sunglasses Joey wore? BTW I love your blog!!
Anonymous

No I have no idea what they were unfortunately, but thank you!!

Hi, do you happen to know of any website where i can find sort a Ramones fan guide to Los Angeles? Or information on upcoming events there?
Anonymous

I’m honestly not sure! I’ve never been there, all I can really think of off the top of my head is going to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (And the Johnny Ramone Tribute coming up) and checking out places like the Whisky and such. If anyone out there has some more info and knows of some other cool things to check out let me know! I’ll edit them into this post. :)

EDIT:

Some more info on LA Ramones sites: There’s also the Roxy, which is the club where the live disk on Leave Home was recorded. Then I know Dee Dee lived briefly at 6740 Franklin Place Apt #204. Most of the 70s Sunset Strip landmarks are gone, but The Tropicana, the Ramones’ usual LA motel, used to be at 8585 Santa Monica Blvd, where there’s a Ramada now. And the annual Hollywood Forever Cemetery tribute to Johnny is on August 24th! It’s awesome, I’ve been the last two years.
The Ramones in 1976 by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty images

The Ramones in 1976 by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty images

Johnny Ramone photographed by Dr. Dot

Johnny Ramone photographed by Dr. Dot

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The Ramones - Joey Ramone

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The Ramones - Joey Ramone

Johnny Ramone photographed by David Corio

Johnny Ramone photographed by David Corio

Marky Ramone photographed by Ebet Roberts

Marky Ramone photographed by Ebet Roberts

Tommy Ramone
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Tommy Ramone

The Ramones photographed by Ebet Roberts

The Ramones photographed by Ebet Roberts

Dee Dee Ramone photographed by Peter Pakvis

Dee Dee Ramone photographed by Peter Pakvis

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