Why the Ramones Matter

Author(s): Donna Gaines

Film & Music

The central experience of the Ramones and their music is of being an outsider, an outcast, a person who's somehow defective, and the revolt against shame and self-loathing. The fans, argues Donna Gaines, got it right away, from their own experience of alienation at home, at school, on the streets, and from themselves. This sense of estrangement and marginality permeates everything the Ramones still offer us as artists, and as people. Why the Ramones Matter compellingly makes the case that the Ramones gave us everything; they saved rock and roll, modeled DIY ethics, and addressed our deepest collective traumas, from the personal to the historical.


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General Fields

  • : 9781477318713
  • : University of Texas Press
  • : University of Texas Press
  • : October 2018
  • : .45 Inches X 5 Inches X 6.9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Donna Gaines
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 168