Album Details

Warner Music
Pop/Rock, Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, New York Punk, American Punk, College Rock, Punk/New Wave

Album Review

With the Ramones' original drummer, Tommy Erdelyi, producing, the group returns to simple, scathing punk rock on Too Tough to Die. The group takes the big guitar riffs of Subterranean Jungle and makes them shorter and heavier. The Ramones' rhythms are back up to jackhammer speed and the songs are down to short, terse statements. The results read like a reaction to hardcore punk, but the Ramones are more melodic than any hardcore band, as well as smarter than most. Apart from the occasional foray into pop, such as the surprisingly effective Dave Stewart-produced "Howling at the Moon," the album is a sterling set of lethal punk, the best the Ramones had made since the end of the '70s. It was also the last great record they would ever make.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Mama's Boy
  2. I'm Not Afraid of Life
  3. Too Tough to Die
  4. Durango 95
  5. Wart Hog
  6. Danger Zone
  7. Chasing the Night
  8. Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)
  9. Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)
  10. Planet Earth 1988
  11. Humankind
  12. Endless Vacation
  13. No Go
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