Johnny Ramone Quotes.
It was a job, and I was just doing my job.
The bigger the show, the better I’d play. It was what I was waiting for, and I’d never get nervous.
I was the one who was always scowling, downcast. I tried to make sure I looked like that when I was getting my picture taken.
Rock ‘n’ roll is meant to entertain. Hippie folk singers are supposed to be singing about leftist views, but I don’t think rock ‘n’ roll was ever that way. I don’t remember the early rock ‘n’ rollers ever expressing any political views.
I think most bands probably peak on their first album. We peaked on our third album. On the first album, I feel like I wish the production was a little better. I’ll always hear a song I don’t like. I look for what I could have done to make it better. It’s always difficult for me to listen.
I figure people drift toward liberalism at a young age, and I always hope that they change when they see how the world really is.
For all my success with the Ramones, I carried around fury and intensity during my career. I had an image, and that image was anger. I was the one who was always scowling, downcast. I tried to make sure I looked like that when I was getting my picture taken.
I never felt out of control. It was just the way I lived my life. I was the neighborhood bully.
Cancer softened me up. I like the old me better. I liked being angry. It made me feel strong.
That’s the sound we developed, and that’s how we played. It took us a while, but we found it.
I never liked blues and I really didn’t like jazz. I liked Chuck Berry.
If a man can tell if he’s been successful in his life by having great friends, then I have been very successful.
Two of my biggest heroes were my father and John Wayne.
I’m only going to be the way I’d want someone to react to me.
I never liked blues music, and I really didn’t like jazz. I liked Chuck Berry.
I never sweat, which you might notice in pictures.
If I didn’t like someone, I wouldn’t want him calling me up when I was dying. I wouldn’t want them having regrets that they didn’t talk to me.
My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The Beatles and they still are!
We didn’t sell a lot of records, but somehow we left an impression.
As far as film goes, I enjoy all Hollywood films and all Horror films like The Bride of Frankenstein, which also might be my favorite. I like 60’s and 70’s Italian and Spanish Horror films.
The only band that I can see that made changes over the years with success was The Beatles. They were able to change album to album and still be just as good or better. I didn’t feel that we were able to do that. The Beatles were in a class by themselves.
Some bands blow it before they even play. The most important moment of any show is when a band walks out with the red amp lights glowing, the flashlight that shows each performer the way to his spot on the stage. It’s crucial not to blow it. It sets the tempo of the show; it affects everyone’s perception of the band.
I’m just honored that people still like us and people are still nice to me.
I didn’t want the Ramones being told what to be doing, and I wanted the Ramones being presented in the right light – the remaining Ramones.
When I was younger, I was ready to go off at any time. My wife, Linda, and I would go out to the Limelight in New York, and I would see people and be able to freeze them with a look. People were even too scared of me to tell me that people were scared of me.
A lot of kids bought guitars and started playing rock’n’roll because of us.
People were even too scared of me to tell me that people were scared of me.
You can’t change music by yourself.
I don’t need much more money, and I thought that when I retired that nobody would want to talk to me anymore. Then I did, and people still want to talk to me.
I had a good career. I’ve been very fortunate.
As soon as you start analyzing something it stops
‘Rocket to Russia’ is, I think, my favorite Ramones record. We reached our peak at that point.
My favorite album would have to be Rocket To Russia. I feel this album has the most classic Ramones songs.