quote by Jerry Only

I discovered the Clash, the Pistols, obviously the Ramones, Blondie.

— Jerry Only

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I discovered the Clash, the Pistols, obviously the Ramones, Blondie.

Television sounded really different than the Ramones sounded really different than us sounded really different than Blondie sounded really different than the Sex Pistols

We were watching bands like the Ramones and Blondie and other bands beginning to ignite.

We were watching bands like the Ramones and Blondie and other bands beginning to ignite.

I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap.

I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol.

You know, punk bands now sell with one record - their first or second record - sell 10 times the amount of records than the Ramones did throughout their career with 20-something records. That's why I go over to Johnny Ramone's house and do yard work three times a week, just to absolve some of the guilt.

I was a student in London in the '70s, so CBGB really wasn't on my radar at all.

Obviously, I was aware of the emergence of the Police in England and as an art student, I was very aware of David Byrne, but I suppose my musical taste at that time certainly didn't stretch towards the Dead Boys or the Ramones.

It wasn't just music in The Ramones: it was an idea.

It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody.

The Ramones own the fountain of youth. Experiencing us is like having the fountain of youth.

Most frontmen are not born hams like David Lee Roth.

We're more like Joey Ramone: awkward geeks who somehow find our place in the world on the stage.

Who's the new Ramones, who's the new Guns 'N Roses, who's the new Motley Crue, who's the new Black Sabbath? They're coming, they're on the street, they're 16, 17 years old.

I didn't want the Ramones being told what to be doing, and I wanted the Ramones being presented in the right light - the remaining Ramones.

One of the reasons that the Ramones were so unique and original was that they were four original, unique people.

A lot of people at my school could play the "Stairway to Heaven" guitar solo, but they couldn't play three chords of a Ramones song if their life depended on it because they didn't have the strength or ability to do it. But all I did was practice that, and the style that I eventually fell into is more focused than people would actually imagine.

When I got into rap I didn't exactly win any popularity contests.

I called myself Dee Dee King, after B.B. King, to the total dismay of my fellow Ramones.

The main issue was deciding what to play: Should it be old Ramones material or new material? I had about three albums worth of new material, but I knew that people would rather hear the Ramones songs.

I mean, gosh, my first tours I ever did were with the Ramones and Iggy Pop and Love & Rockets.

My favorite album would have to be Rocket To Russia.

I feel this album has the most classic Ramones songs.

We were just a bunch of high school kids who got into the Ramones together.

Phil Ramone is very special. Barbra Streisand or Diana Ross... they are the best.

I always said that the world is a better place because of Joey Ramone

I always think the Sex Pistols and the Ramones as very, very important because they stripped things down.

Ramones music has a Pavlovian effect on me - the song starts, and the world blurs around the sound.

I think Japans work really hard, and when they have a chance to listen to music, they just go crazy. And the Ramones would be a natural fit for Japan, because Japan invented the cartoon, and the Ramones, especially in Rock 'N' Roll High School, are very cartoonish. So it'd be a perfect group for them.

When I was a teenager, I learned that in order to play guitar like Johnny Ramone, it takes a huge amount of physical effort.

After the Ramones, it was more about new wave for me than punk.

When punk began to be a genre, people were going to go out and try to mine it.

Some of the better groups, like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, were very artificial.

Rocket to Russia' is, I think, my favorite Ramones record. We reached our peak at that point.

When I got my first guitar, I played along with everything I heard that had guitar in it, like the Ramones, Nirvana and Sublime, as well as whatever hip-hop and R&B stuff was on the radio.

When I was 13, I got my first guitar, and I could sort of play Ted Nugent songs, but I couldn't play the solos. But I could play along with entire Ramones songs.

I always said the world is a better place because of Joey Ramone.

It was awesome because we were doing Ramones songs.

I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s.

It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion, cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again.

It's not like that anymore really, but back in the day, nobody would let the Misfits open up for them, not the Ramones, not the Cramps, nobody.

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