Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Ramones SongsPicks include 'Beat on the Brat,' 'Rockaway Beach' and 'I Wanna Be Sedated'
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10. 'Teenage Lobotomy'
It's very tough to pick the Ramones' single greatest album, but many fans would probably agree that it's 1977's Rocket to Russia. The group had been touring for three solid years by this point, and they finally captured their raw live energy on a record. Oddly, many of the songs are about mental illness, including "Teenage Lobotomy," which kicks off side two. "It's a mini-symphony," said Rocket to Russia engineer Ed Stasium. "It has every element of what's great about them, in one song – the big drum intro and the 'Lobotomy' chant; the little background-harmony ooohs; the subject matter."