Donna Gaines - Why The Ramones Matter
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.
“The work is part encomium, part eulogy, and I’m completely biased and prone to hyperbole. Like any diehard fan, I’m in an ongoing relationship with the Ramones’ material, inclined to “creative readings” of their text, always wondering: What do they really mean? I’m here to testify that the Ramones’ music matters — culturally, historically, sociologically, creatively, and profoundly.” — Donna Gaines.