That’s right, the Ramones never had a hit. But now their music is played in stadiums, babies wear their t-shirts. Proving the greatest artists have a plan and stick to it.
Not only were the Ramones not art rock, overblown like Yes and Genesis, they never went disco, they never cut corners, they were….originals.
It’s easy to be me-too, it’s hard to be an original.
And Tommy was an original Ramone. So let’s pause for a toast to a band of originals. Because they’re getting the last laugh, because with every passing year their legend grows, they only get bigger.
- Bob Lefsetz