End of the Century is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band the Ramones, released on February 4, 1980, through Sire Records. The album was the band's first produced by Phil Spector, though he had offered the band his assistance earlier in their career. With Spector fully producing the album, it was the first release that excluded original member Tommy Ramone, who in 1978 left the band but produced their previous album Road to Ruin.
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones. End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones is a 2003 documentary film about highly influential New York punk rock band the Ramones. The film, produced and directed by Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia, documents the band's history from their formation in the early 1970s and 22 subsequent years of touring, to their 1996 breakup and the deaths of two of the four original members
9. Beginning Of The End. 10. The '80s. 11. Calling It Quits. Who Wrote What On The First 3 Albums" By Tommy Ramone.
The first four Ramones albums resulted in the creation of a diehard fanbase. They didn’t result in the creation of financial security. For their fifth album, End of the Century, The Ramones attempted to rectify this discrepancy. The punk band hired Phil Spector to produce a pop album. However, the experience turned out to be regrettable on many levels. As Dee Dee Ramone told Legs McNeil for VICE, Working with Phil Spector was a nightmare. First of all, we had no money. We’d been together four or five years and we were flat broke. We were staying in some flea bag motel in Culver City-with just.
Filmmaker Michael Gramaglia’s years-in-the-making biography of the legendary punk band the Ramones entitled End of the Century traces nearly all the various and sundry peaks and valleys which the seminal rockers experienced over the course of its 20-plus year career before disbanding in 1995. Beginning with the band’s first concert performances in the mid-’70s, Gramaglia explores the eccentric and highly volatile band members - in all the various line-ups that were presented over the years - as the Ramones slowly gained fame for their high energy and high-tempo style of music that would later.
The good news is that End of the Century is the most commercially credible album the Ramones have ever made. And they did it without compromising their very real artistic premises. This LP is also Phil Spector’s finest and most mature effort in years, undoubtedly his most restrained production since his work with John Lennon in the early Seventies. Surprisingly, End of the Century doesn’t sound like the end of the world overdubbed on twenty-four tracks in some airless Los Angeles studio.