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Ramones — Rockaway Beach
Album: End Of The Century
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 996









Released: 1980
Length: 2:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Chewin' out a rhythm on my bubble gum
The sun is out and I want some
It's not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway Beach
Up on the roof, out on the street
Down in the playground, the hot concrete
Bus ride is too slow
They blast out the disco on the radio

Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway Beach

Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway Beach

It's not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway beach
It's not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway beach

Chewin' out a rhythm on my bubble gum
The sun is out and I want some
It's not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway Beach
Up on the roof, out on the street
Down in the playground, the hot concrete
Bus ride is too slow
They blast out the disco on the radio

Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway Beach

Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway Beach

Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
Rock, rock, Rockaway Beach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway Beach
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Two minutes and six seconds of perfection.
 Steely_D wrote:
It's the late 70s and it's a small club in New Orleans and in the corner these guys are cranking like a motherfucker. Every two minutes it's ONETWOTHREEFOUR and another great tune gets spit out loud and fast.

These guys were so freakin important.
 
Unfortunately Bill doesn't play the good stuff; only their failed attempts at getting a song on the radio like this one and Rock n Roll High School. 
Thank you for saving me from Disco in the late ‘70s. I am still so grateful. 😎
nice combo, Kinks > Ramones
Not on End of the Century.  It's on Rocket to Russia.
 ick wrote:


I gotta place you can stick that finger you're waggin' at everyone.  They were the "smartest dumb band in the world" which is significantly more than I can say about your musical opinions.
 
I think you have it bang on.  Juvenile crap, and the U2 comment caps it off. 👍👍🤣
Sounds like  are they singing "Rot Away Beach".
Rockin mix is Stuck on this kick-ass song
 below72 wrote:
I'm always amazed at the interest level of this drivel.  The band was totally meaningless to the late 70's and early 80's - and they knew it - which is why most of them are dead or one sandwich short of a picnic.  And oh -
The only band to ever pick up instruments that were more over-rated than the Ramones is U2{#Naughty}
 

I gotta place you can stick that finger you're waggin' at everyone.  They were the "smartest dumb band in the world" which is significantly more than I can say about your musical opinions.
A great track.  People say The Ramones have only one song but they do each one is a great one.  Kind of like a slowed down Kinks - All Day and All of the Night (Live) .   ;-) .  
 Grammarcop wrote:
From The Kinks to The Ramones.

YEAH! 

 
And again today.

Hell, yeah! 
 thewiseking wrote:

Yup, another dopey over the hill  CLASSIC ROCK fan blathering away. Ramones meaningless to late 70s? You need to retake your History Course dumbass

 
Last I checked it's is or her opinion to like or dislike something.  Nice assumption that they're a Classic Rock fan. How do you know what music they like?  Moron.  I'm sure you dislike lots of music other people like and have bashed said music as well.  smh.
The Eurosport TV commercial for the US Tennis Open uses this as the background.
From The Kinks to The Ramones.

YEAH! 
It's the late 70s and it's a small club in New Orleans and in the corner these guys are cranking like a motherfucker. Every two minutes it's ONETWOTHREEFOUR and another great tune gets spit out loud and fast.

These guys were so freakin important.
{#Smile}great song for this rainy morning!
this sounds like The Kinks.... generic 

JK {#Cheesygrin}
 below72 wrote:
I'm always amazed at the interest level of this drivel.  The band was totally meaningless to the late 70's and early 80's - and they knew it - which is why most of them are dead or one sandwich short of a picnic.  And oh -
The only band to ever pick up instruments that were more over-rated than the Ramones is U2{#Naughty}

 
Wow, you really know a lot about things. 
Müngersdorfer Stadion?

 melzabutch wrote:
Image result for the ramones gif

 
PERFECT
Teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.
 thewiseking wrote:
Dag, 70 degrees today here in NYC. I'm tempted...

 
It's not hard, not far to reach, 
 below72 wrote:
I'm always amazed at the interest level of this drivel.  The band was totally meaningless to the late 70's and early 80's - and they knew it - which is why most of them are dead or one sandwich short of a picnic.  And oh -
The only band to ever pick up instruments that were more over-rated than the Ramones is U2{#Naughty}

 
Yup, another dopey over the hill  CLASSIC ROCK fan blathering away. Ramones meaningless to late 70s? You need to retake your History Course dumbass
Dag, 70 degrees today here in NYC. I'm tempted...
This is the musical equivalent of a dune buggy. Just the bare essentials, nothing superfluous, and a lot of fun.
I'm always amazed at the interest level of this drivel.  The band was totally meaningless to the late 70's and early 80's - and they knew it - which is why most of them are dead or one sandwich short of a picnic.  And oh -
The only band to ever pick up instruments that were more over-rated than the Ramones is U2{#Naughty}
Image result for the ramones gif
What an early, well behaved version... Almost cute!

This one is already a bit faster: {#Clap}

https://youtu.be/3RF5NnifB_0

A perfect 10 for me anyway!!! More Ramones please!


happy b day joey
rock rock rock
 MCKY wrote:
What's not to love?
 
Exactly!

Who says you need more than 4 chords?
I saw these guys in NYC who knows how long ago.
So damned loud! They played one long song separated occasionally by "one two three four".....
My ears were ringing for a week. 
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}  HOO YAH!!!!!!!!!!

What's not to love?
RAMONES,the kings of two and a half minutes songs ! Rockaway,,{#Bananasplit}

Sweet, I needed this tune right about now...5:50pm
Great! It helps to cure the Fridayitis.

 allisonscola wrote:


I have a feeling though, that they're talking about the one in New York City, which is absolutely incredible.... end of the A train (yes, Duke's A Train).
 

you are quite correct, it is rockaway beach in queens, thanks for reminding us of one of our greatest musicians regardless of genre' to the DUKE! {#Cheers}
could not resist!!! as a former queens guy, i spent many fun days on rockaway beach! never saw the ramones though, but i did catch then at CBGB's!!!! and for that amazing night i bestow a 9   {#Bananajam}they may have ony played three chords, but they played the hell outta them. Here's to QUEENS!!!
 suddenchad wrote:
Speaking as someone who grew up near Rockaway Beach many, many years ago, thanks for the memories!
 
I used to go to Rockaway Beach and Riis Park when I was a kid, took the bus across the Marine Park bridge to get there.
It's about time you started to rock!
Exactly what I'd expect from RP.
I see your Echo Beach and raise you a Rockaway Beach
Not exactly what I'd expect of from RP, but somehow it fits.
QueenLucia wrote:
We have to choose??!!! :eek: I want both!
Yes & no your not getting it. Either Hippie or Punk - its like you either like Beanbugler or Bacon & Cheese Hambugler but you can't have both!!!
:notworthy:
just the ticket to get out of the rut and back into the groove. thanks RP
Thanks for this, Bill! Ahh, memories... :bananajam:
How did I know this was comming? Oh yeah, I was reading the posts about echo beach.... And that followed "Down by the Seaside" Nice continuity anyway.
dogpound wrote:
GREAT segway
I prefer a good old-fashioned bicycle. A lot cheaper, and there's no chance of falling over when the battery runs out.
Now we're talkin'! Nothing blows out the cobwebs like a hit of the Ramones.
:jump: :guitarist: :jump: :guitarist:
OK, i guess this was their task: "Guys, what the world needs is a full-length song that only has 64 words. GO!" Not usually the neg feedback type, but this one's gonna stick in the head a while i know. Gimme Shatner or some other son of a beach to cleanse it out.
Sahara Hotnights performs a great cover of this, at a snappier tempo and less zombie droning. :)
arserocket wrote:
I love it ..... give me this over Pink Floyd any week
We have to choose??!!! :eek: I want both!
Speaking as someone who grew up near Rockaway Beach many, many years ago, thanks for the memories!
cobalt789 wrote:
I've been to Rockaway Beach (Oregon) and it sucks about as much as this song does.
I have a feeling though, that they're talking about the one in New York City, which is absolutely incredible.... end of the A train (yes, Duke's A Train).
cobalt789 wrote:
I've been to Rockaway Beach (Oregon) and it sucks about as much as this song does.Posted 12 years ago by dogpound    [ Reply ]
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I love it ..... give me this over Pink Floyd any week
What? No Heartbreakers Beach Party!
Good Old Rock and Roll ....
so what if it was the ramones, that song sucks!
:guitarist:
crowhog2000 wrote:
That's part of the allure of RP for me, you never know what you're gonna get next. :clap: :sunny:.....so why did you rate this a '10' then? :think:
sorry...the post was cryptic. Not unusual for me. I meant they both surprised me (in a good way). I _love_ the Ramones. Rocket to Russia was one of three "anthem" albums for me during high school (1976-1979)...(the other two were Talking Heads '77 and Elvis Costello This Year's Model).
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
OK, Martha and the Muffins surprised me (nice), but then followed by this? Rock. Punk.
That's part of the allure of RP for me, you never know what you're gonna get next. :clap: :sunny:
OK, Martha and the Muffins surprised me, but then followed by this? Rock. Punk. :dancingbanana_2: we need a pogoing banana
So god awful.
GREAT segway
All right already! I'm awake! Thank You Very Much! Nothing like having my Linux Box set to turn on the sound before the sun shines. Love you guys! Dave in Music City USA
Hannio wrote:
Unless you were around at the time, you have no idea what a breath of fresh air the Ramones were after enduring years of artsy-fartsy prog rock in the early 70's.
:clap:
A nice beach theme going. Now all it needs is Frank Zappa's "Let me take you to the Beach".
I think I see a theme here... Anyway, this song reminds me too much of high school.
:bananajam: :bananasplit: :bananajam: :dancingbanana: Dieu est grand et Joe Ramones est son prophÚte !!!!!
Unless you were around at the time, you have no idea what a breath of fresh air the Ramones were after enduring years of artsy-fartsy prog rock in the early 70's.
Wow, flashbacks! Beach 116th street in Rockaway, where the cool kids from Astoria NY claimed as their turf!!! OK, back to being an old guy now...
YESS! see? there is more to the ramones than "i wanna be sedated!" now i wanna sniff some glue! nothing quite like seeing these guys live when they were still on drugs.
stevesaw wrote:
Man, these guys totally ripped off "Rock and Roll High School" - oh yeah, they did that too.
Ha. That's what I was going to say. About 60% of their catalogue sounds like the same song - but what a song!
7:29 am - Ramones - Rockaway Beach 7:25 am - Martha & the Muffins - Echo Beach 7:20 am - Led Zeppelin - Down By the Seaside Beach set! Get me away from the snow!
stevesaw wrote:
Man, these guys totally ripped off "Rock and Roll High School" - oh yeah, they did that too.
This, was before, that.
Man, these guys totally ripped off "Rock and Roll High School" - oh yeah, they did that too.
Three chords and Power. I'm back in college at the back room of the Varsity Grill.
I have hitched a ride to Rockaway Beach, a number of times - and as I remember it, I was humming this little ditty under my breath every time.
Squidish like the Ramones on the beach!