“Without them, there would be no punk rock. Their very look, their essence, everything about them defined the genre like probably no other band.
“Musically, the Ramones proved that you can say all you need to say in two minutes. Even though I like poetry, I’m not into bullshit storytelling. I have no problem with dumb lyrics that sound good, and in my opinion, every word that Joey Ramone sang sounded great.
"Plus, the band was comical. Joey wasn’t being literal in the song Beat On The Brat; he was doing a total tongue-in-cheek thing. The Ramones' whole attitude was, ‘This is so fucked-up, it’s got to be funny.’”