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Ramones – Pleasant Dreams (CD)

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Pleasant Dreams is the sixth studio album by the Ramones, released on 20 July 1981, through Sire Records. While the band members wanted Steve Lillywhite to produce, Sire chose Graham Gouldman in an attempt to gain popularity through a well-known producer.

End of the Century didn't make The Ramones the stars they so wanted to be, so they hooked up with another '60s icon, Graham Gouldman for its follow-up, Pleasant Dreams. Oddly, Gouldman Directs the band away from their bubblegum, British Invasion, and surf fetishes toward acid rock and heavy metal. They still manage to squeak out a couple of irresistibly catchy songs, but the production is too clean to qualify as punk, and the music itself has lost sight of the infectious qualities that made their earlier records such fun. Yet those flaws seem endearing compared to the metallic meanderings of their late-'80s records.

 

 Track Listing

  1. We Want the Airwaves
  2. All's Quiet On the Eastern Front
  3. The KKK Took My Baby Away
  4. Don't Go
  5. You Sound Like You're Sick
  6. It's Not My Place (In the 9 to 5 World)
  7. She's a Sensation
  8. 7-11
  9. You Didn't Mean Anything to Me
  10. Come On Now
  11. Come On Now
  12. Sitting in My Room
  13. Touring (1981 Version) (Bonus Track)
  14. I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind (Bonus Track)
  15. Chop Suey (Alternate Version)
  16. Sleeping Troubles (Demo) (Bonus Track)
  17. Kicks To Try (Demo) (Bonus Track)
  18. I'm Not An Answer (Demo) (Bonus Track)
  19. Stares In This Town (Demo) (Bonus Track)