PINS – Manchester’s Queens Of Pop Cover Gabba Gabba Xmas Carol By RAMONES

17 December 2020

PINS, Manchester’s Queens of Pop released the best 2020 discotastic album of the year with Hot Slick. A sultry collection of sensual dance floor killers. Party record of the year. Hands down!

Before turning this year’s page they’re going gabba gabba with a cover of the Ramones‘ Xmas lullaby Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight).

Totally 60s Phil Spector-esque vibe.

Hey ho, let’s go…

The original by Da Brudders

Don’t fight with these Santa punks…

(PINS – Press photo FB)

RAMONES Released Their Fifth Album ‘END OF THE CENTURY’ 40 Years Ago

4 February 2020


On 4 February 1980, 40 years ago today, New York City’s iconic punks RAMONES released their fifth album END OF THE CENTURY. It was the first LP produced by the legendary and also very eccentric wall-of-sound producer Phil Spector. The group members and Spector had continually quarrels about the roots of the Ramones sound, on the other hand, the band also wanted to have mainstream success, something Spector was an expert in and
he proved it too. ‘End Of The Century‘ is the best-selling Ramones longplayer ever. Reaching #44 in the US and #14 in the UK.

Here are the two singles…

(Cheesy cover of The Ronettes 1963 hit produced by, yes, Phil Spector)


Album in full…

RAMONES: Facebook


Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

This week we unleash five classic punk sledgehammers to bang your head to…

1. ‘No Fun’ by The Stooges 
(Self-titled debut LP – 1969)

2. ‘New Rose’ by THE DAMNED
(Album: Damned Damned Damned – 1977)

3. ‘Bodies’ by SEX PISTOLS
(Album: Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols – 1977)

4. ‘Janie Jones’ by THE CLASH
(From self-titled Debut LP – 1977)

5. ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ by RAMONES
(From self-titled debut LP – 1976)

All 40 Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify

See/hear you next week, music junkies…