Daily Rewind: The Ramones

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In 2002, Spin Magazine put out a list of its 50 Greatest Bands of All-time.  The Ramones came in at No. 2.

Here’s what Spin published almost 10 years ago:

1. The Beatles [Classic Albums: Revolver (Capitol, 1966) And Sgt. Pepper’s … (Capitol, 1967)]
2. Ramones [Classic Album: Ramones (Sire, 1976)]
3. Led Zeppelin [Classic Album: Led Zeppelin Iv (Atlantic, 1971)]
4. Bob Marley & The Wailers [Classic Album: Burnin’ (Tuff Gong/Island, 1973)]
5. Nirvana [Classic Album: Nevermind (Geffen, 1991)]
6. Parliament/Funkadelic [Classic Albums: Parliament – Mothership Connecton (Casablanca, 1976) Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (Westbound, 1971)]
7. The Clash [Classic Album: London Calling (Epic, 1979)]
8. Public Enemy [Classic Album: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Def Jam, 1988)]
9. The Rolling Stones [Classic Album: Exile On Main Street (Virgin, 1972)]
10. Beastie Boys [Classic Album: Licensed To Ill (Def Jam/Columbia, 1986)]
11. The Velvet Underground [Classic Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve, 1967)]
12. Sly And The Family Stone [Classic Album: There’s A Riot Goin’ On (Epic, 1971)]
13. U2 [Classic Album: The Joshua Tree (Island, 1987)]
14. Run-D.M.C. [Classic Album: Raising Hell (Profile, 1986)]
15. Radiohead [Classic Album: Ok Computer (Capitol, 1997)]
16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience [Classic Album: Are You Experienced (Reprise, 1967)]
17. Sonic Youth [Classic Album: Daydream Nation (Enigma, 1988)]
18. Ac/Dc [Classic Album: High Voltage (Atco, 1976)]
19. The Stooges [Classic Album: Fun House (Elektra, 1970)]
20. Metallica [Classic Album: Master Of Puppets (Elektra, 1986)]
21. The Smiths [Classic Album: The Queen Is Dead (Rough Trade/Sire, 1986)]
22. Patti Smith Group [Classic Album: Horses (Arista, 1975)]
23. N.W.A. [Classic Album: Straight Outta Compton (Ruthless/Priority, 1988)]
24. Kraftwerk [Classic Album: Trans-Europe Express (Capitol, 1977)]
25. The Sex Pistols [Classic Album: Never Mind The Bollocks… (Warner Bros., 1977)]
26. Pearl Jam [Classic Album: Vitalogy (Epic, 1994)]
27. Grateful Dead [Classic Album: American Beauty (Warner Bros., 1970)]
28. R.E.M. [Classic Album: Automatic For The People (Warner Bros., 1992)]
29. Black Sabbath [Classic Album: Paranoid (Warner Bros., 1971)]
30. Pavement [Classic Album: Slanted And Enchanted (Matador, 1992)]
31. Fugazi [Classic Albums: Minor Threat – Out Of Step (Dischord, 1984); Fugazi – 13 Songs (Dischord, 1989)]
32. Kiss [Classic Album: Destroyer (Casablanca, 1976)]
33. Pretenders [Classic Album: Pretenders (Sire, 1980)]
34. Rage Against The Machine [Classic Album: The Battle Of Los Angeles (Epic, 1999)]
35. Fela Kuti & Afrika 70/Egypt 80 [Classic Album: Original Suffer Head/I.T.T. (Mca, 2000)]
36. David Bowie [Classic Album: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy … (Virgin, 1972)]
37. Blondie [Classic Album: Parallel Lines (Chrysalis, 1978)]
38. Bad Brains [Classic Album: Bad Brains (Roir, 1982)]
39. The Who [Classic Album: The Who Sings My Generation (Decca, 1965)]
40. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five [Classic Album: .Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel (Sequel U.K., 1999)]
41. New Order [Classic Album: Substance (Qwest, 1987)]
42. Husker Du [Classic Album: New Day Rising (Sst, 1985)]
43. Guns N’ Roses [Classic Album: Appetite For Destruction (Geffen, 1987)]
44. Outkast [Classic Album: Stankonia (Laface/Arista, 2000)]
45. The Beach Boys [Classic Album: Pet Sounds (Capitol, 1966)]
46. Massive Attack [Classic Album: Blue Lines (Virgin, 1991)]
47. Lynyrd Skynyrd [Classic Album: Second Helping (Mca, 1974)]
48. Korn [Classic Album: Follow The Leader (Immortal/Epic, 1998)]
49. Pink Floyd [Classic Album: The Dark Side Of The Moon (Capitol, 1973)]
50. Red Hot Chili Peppers [Classic Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Warner Bros., 1991)]

Here’s the song we featured from The Ramones today for the Rewind

What do you think of Spin’s list? Are they missing any bands that you would have put on there?

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