Brain Drain [LP] by the Ramones (Vinyl 180g, Oct-2010 Vinilisssimo Records) new

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Brain Drain is the eleventh studio album by the American punk rock band the Ramones . It was released on May 23, 1989 through Sire Records. It is the last release to feature bass player Dee Dee Ramone, the first release to feature Marky Ramone since his departure after Subterranean Jungle, and the last studio album on Sire Records.

About the making of the album, Dee Dee wrote in his autobiography, Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones:

It was tough recording the Brain Drain album because everyone took their shit out on me. I dreaded being around them. It drove me away — I didn’t even end up playing on the album. Everybody in the band had problems; girlfriend problems, money problems, mental problems.

The Ramones were an American rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens , in 1974. They are often cited as the first punk rock group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success, the band was a major influence on the punk rock movement both in the United States and the United Kingdom .

All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname ‘Ramone’, though none of them were related. They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played a farewell concert and disbanded. By a little more than eight years after the breakup, the band’s three founding members—lead singer Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, and bassist Dee Dee Ramone—had died.

Their only record with enough U.S. sales to be certified gold was the compilation album Ramones Mania . However, recognition of the band’s importance built over the years, and they are now cited in many assessments of all-time great rock music, such as the Rolling Stone list of the 50 Greatest Artists of All Time and VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. In 2002, the Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin magazine, trailing only The Beatles. On March 18, 2002, the Ramones—including the three founders and drummers Marky and Tommy Ramone—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


Joey Ramone ~ lead vocals

Johnny Ramone ~ guitar

Dee Dee Ramone ~ bass, backing vocals

Marky Ramone ~ drums


Jean Beauvoir ~ producer

Bill Laswell ~ producer

Daniel Rey ~ producer, musical coordinator

Gary ‘Muddbone’ Cooper ~ production assistant

Mark Sidgwick ~ production assistant

Nicky Skopelitis ~ production assistant

Kim White ~ production assistant

Robert Musso ~ engineer, mixing

Martin Bisi ~ assistant engineer

Oz Fritz ~ assistant engineer

Judy Kirschner ~ assistant engineer

Robbie Norris ~ assistant engineer

Jason Corsaro ~ mixing

Howard Weinberg ~ mastering

George DuBose ~ artwork, coordination

Matt Mahurin ~ artwork


· “ Palisades Park ” is a cover song, originally recorded by Freddy Cannon in 1962.

· “ I Believe in Miracles ” was covered by Eddie Vedder and Zeke for the We’re a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones album and is frequently covered by Pearl Jam at their shows.

· It contains the single “ Pet Sematary ”, written for the Stephen King movie of the same name. The single became one of the Ramones’ biggest radio hits, and a staple in their concerts during the 1990’s.

· In the music videos for “ Pet Sematary ”, Dee Dee Ramones played the bass but in “ I Believe In Miracles ” & “ Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) ”, C. J. Ramone replaced Dee Dee’s position as a bassist.

Track List:

Side 1:

1. I Believe in Miracles (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) [3:19]

2. Zero Zero UFO (Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey) [2:25]

3. Don’t Bust My Chops (Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Daniel Rey) [2...