I was gonna save this for Sunday RnR tomorrow, but there’s nothing going on today and its more appropriate today regardless. 40 years ago, Ramones put out their debut self titled album on April 23, 1976. Ramones are one of the earliest punk rock bands, and are often credited to making the genre what it is; and the album Ramones is where that all began. The album is 14 songs and just under 30 minutes, which is probably the most punk rock thing ever. Countless bands sight Ramones as a huge influence and inspiration, and listening to this album makes it very clear why. Even after 40 years, the album is just as inspiring.