Ramones: All the Stuff (And More!) Volume One and All the Stuff (And More!) Volume Two

ON THIS DATE (22 YEARS AGO)
May 31, 1990 – Ramones: All the Stuff (And More!) Volume One and All the Stuff (And More!) Volume Two are released.
# ALL THINGS MUSIC PLUS+ 5/5 (VOL. One)
# ALL THINGS MUSIC PLUS+ 4.5/5 (VOL. Two)
# Allmusic 5/5 stars (VOL. One)
# Allmusic 5/5 stars (VOL. Two)
On this date in May 1990 both volumes are released.
All the Stuff (And More!) Volume One
All the Stuff (And More) Volume One is a compilation album by the Ramones. It includes their first two albums, Ramones and Leave Home, in their entirety, with the exception of “Carbona Not Glue”, a song that was on the original release of Leave Home but was later removed from the album under pressure from the Carbona company and replaced with “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker”. Also included are a handful of bonus tracks of varying origins, including “I Don’t Wanna Be Learned/I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed” and “I Can’t Be”, which were early, previously unreleased demos; Babysitter”, originally the b-side to the “Do You Wanna Dance?” single, was the first replacement of “Carbona Not Glue”; and the final two tracks, “California Sun” and “I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You”, are live recordings.
Although their straight-ahead buzzsaw Punk may not raise eyebrows today, when these albums were originally released 30 years ago, they signaled a change in the musical climate and kick-started the Punk Rock movement! The Ramones didn’t set out to create a new scene, they just wanted to take Rock back to basics and keep the songs short and catchy without those somewhat distracting guitar solos. Little did they know it at the time but these albums would change the world!
REVIEW
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic
All the Stuff (And More), Vol. 1 compiles the Ramones’ first two albums — Ramones and Leave Home — onto one compact disc, adding a handful of B-sides, demos, and live songs as bonus tracks as well. While the music on the disc is terrific and timeless, having both albums on one disc actually dilutes some of its impact, since the records were designed as a relentless rush of brief, speedy songs; in this form, the assault becomes a little tiring, and the distinctions between the two albums — and they are there — are lost. Still, these are minor flaws, especially considering that the music on All the Stuff (And More), Vol. 1 is essential for any rock & roll library.
TRACKS:
All songs written by the Ramones except where indicated.
“Blitzkrieg Bop” (Tommy Ramone) – 2:12
“Beat on the Brat” (Joey Ramone) – 2:31
“Judy Is a Punk” (Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone) – 1:30
“I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” (Tommy Ramone) – 2:15
“Chain Saw” (Joey Ramone) – 1:55
“Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue” (Dee Dee Ramone) – 1:35
“I Don’t Wanna Go Down to the Basement” (Dee Dee Ramone / Johnny Ramone) – 3:37
“Loudmouth” (Dee Dee Ramone / Johnny Ramone) – 2:14
“Havana Affair” (Dee Dee Ramone / Johnny Ramone) – 1:56
“Listen to My Heart” – 1:57
“53rd & 3rd” (Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:21
“Let’s Dance” (Jimmy Lee) – 1:52
“I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You” (Dee Dee Ramone) – 1:43
“Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World” (Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:10
“I Don’t Wanna Be Learned / I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed” (Joey Ramone) – 1:03
“I Can’t Be” (Joey Ramone) – 1:51
“Glad to See You Go” (lyrics by Dee Dee Ramone, music by Joey Ramone) – 2:10
“Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment” (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) – 1:38
“I Remember You” (Joey Ramone) – 2:15
“Oh Oh I Love Her So” (Joey Ramone) – 2:03
“Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” (Joey Ramone) – 2:44
“Suzy Is A Headbanger” – 2:08
“Pinhead” (Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:42
“Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy” (Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:10
“Swallow My Pride” (Joey Ramone) – 2:03
“What’s Your Game” (Joey Ramone) – 2:33
“California Sun” (Henry Glover, Morris Levy) – 1:58
“Commando” (Dee Dee Ramone) – 1:51
“You’re Gonna Kill That Girl” (Joey Ramone) – 2:36
“You Should Never Have Opened That Door” (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) – 1:54
“Babysitter” (Joey Ramone) – 2:45
“California Sun” (Henry Glover / Morris Levy) – 1:45
“I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You” (Dee Dee Ramone) – 1:35
All the Stuff (And More!) Volume Two
All the Stuff (And More!) Volume Two is a compilation album by the Ramones. It includes their third and fourth albums, Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin, excluding the song “Go Mental”, plus bonus tracks. Some versions of the album do include “Go Mental” as track 24, after “I Wanna Be Sedated” and before “Questioningly”, for a total of 30 tracks.
By the end of 1978, the Ramones had cut a fourth album in a short three years; the world was still reeling from the initial shock of their brand of chainsaw guitar-driven pop. All the Stuff (And More!) Volume Two compiles the third and fourth albums along with a few rare tracks culled from early singles.
The tracks compiled here are already lighter in subject matter and style than the earlier two albums, revealing both the Ramones’ pop sensibility and aspirations towards a punk version of the Beach Boys. Noteworthy tracks include “Cretin Hop,” “I Just Wanna Have Something To Do,” and favorites such as “I Wanna Be Sedated” and “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker.” A whopping 30 songs are included here, pointing to the fact that the Ramones didn’t mess around when it came to making music. They came, they played, they conquered, all in less than 2 minutes.
REVIEW
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic
The second volume of All the Stuff (And More) compiles the Ramones’ third and fourth albums — Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin — onto one compact disc, adding several live cuts, demos, and B-sides as bonus tracks. Like its predecessor, All the Stuff (And More), Vol. 2 suffers slightly from its length, which happens to contradict the loud-fast nature of the band’s songs and albums, yet the music isn’t hurt by its presentation. Rocket to Russia is one of the classic rock & roll albums, and while Road to Ruin isn’t as consistent, it does have its moments, making All the Stuff (And More), Vol. 2 a good bargain.
TRACKS:
All songs written by the Ramones except where indicated.
“Cretin Hop”
“Rockaway Beach” (Dee Dee Ramone)
“Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” (Joey Ramone)
“Locket Love”
“I Don’t Care” (Joey Ramone)
“Sheena Is a Punk Rocker” (Joey Ramone)
“We’re a Happy Family”
“Teenage Lobotomy”
“Do You Wanna Dance?” (Bobby Freeman)
“I Wanna Be Well”
“I Can’t Give You Anything”
“Ramona”
“Surfin’ Bird” (Carl White / Alfred Frazier / John Harris / Turner Wilson)
“Why Is It Always This Way?”
“Slug”
“I Want You Around (Original Version)”
“I Just Want to Have Something to Do” (Joey Ramone)
“I Wanted Everything” (Dee Dee Ramone)
“Don’t Come Close”
“I Don’t Want You”
“Needles And Pins” (Sonny Bono / Jack Nitzsche)
“I’m Against It”
“I Wanna Be Sedated” (Joey Ramone)
“Go Mental”
“Questioningly” (Dee Dee Ramone)
“She’s the One”
“Bad Brain”
“It’s a Long Way Back” (Dee Dee Ramone)
“I Don’t Want To Live This Life (Anymore)”
“Yea, Yea”

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