Photography by: Julia O'Test
Location: Mission, San Francisco, CA
"Twenty twenty twenty four hours to go..."
Who doesn't love the Ramones?! Or, at least, pretend to. Am I the only one who feels that 90% of the people who wear Ramones tees can't even name one song of theirs? I know in retrospect that that isn't that big of a deal, but to me, it is. Why would you want to wear a tee for a band you don't listen to? I guess band tees are considered chic (which I totally dig), but I also think that it's so much chicer (more chic?) if you wear tees for bands you love. There's nothing worse than wearing a Ramones tee, being asked what your favorite song of theirs is, and not being able to name one.
Regardless, it's funny how many people will pretend to like the Ramones just to justify wearing their shirt. I wear this vintage Ramones tee all the time, and people often ask me, "What's your favorite Ramones song?" to which I reply, "It's a tie between "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and "Judy is a Punk." They always look shocked that I actually can name a few Ramones songs, which I find hilarious! Do I not look like a punk rock kind of girl? (kidding. kind of.)
Anyway, since so many people are unaware of the amazingness of the Ramones, here's a Spotify playlist (not made by me) with some of the best quintessential Ramones songs. Some good ole, classic Rock n' Roll. I feel very strongly that everyone, regardless of their age or musical preference, can use some classic rock in their lives, and there's nobody that represent classic rock than the Ramones. They're one of my favorite artists of all time, so I highly, highly encourage you to check them out. Maybe throw them on next time you're out for a late night drive, speeding down the highway with your windows down. After all, is there a more perfect time than that to check out some new music?
Let me know what your favorite song is from this playlist. Or, if you're a cool kid (aka a seasoned Ramones listener) tell me your all time favorite Ramones song. And make sure you "hurry hurry hurry, before I go loco..." ;)