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Hear Ramones’ Early, Raw Demo for ‘I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You’

Deluxe edition of punk luminaries’ self-titled debut to be released on July 29th

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A raw, early demo of the Ramones' "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You" has been released ahead of the 40th anniversary, deluxe edition of debut album.

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The deluxe edition of the Ramonesself-titled debut, timed to celebrate the group’s 40th anniversary, doesn’t arrive until July 29th. But on Tuesday, Rhino Records released the demo for “I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You.”

According to Wall Street Journal, who premiered the clip, the slowed-down demo was recorded by Tommy Ramone at Dick Charles Recording at 729 7th Avenue in New York City. Producer Craig Leon recalled that their demos were used to generate label interest. “They didn’t receive any,” he added.

The deluxe edition album will include three CDs and one vinyl LP. The three discs will include both mono and stereo versions of the album, more demos and outtakes and a pair of unreleased concerts the band performed West Hollywood’s the Roxy in 1976. The vinyl LP will feature the mono mix of the original album.

A hardcover book will be available with the physical recordings, which will include Leon’s production notes, an essay by Mitchell Cohen and photos by Roberta Bayley, who photographed the album art.

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