Too Tough to Die is the 1984 album by American punk rock band Ramones
Too Tough to Die is the eighth studio album by the American punk rock band the Ramones. It was released on October 1, 1984, and is the first Ramones record to feature Richie Ramone on drums. With ex-member Tommy Ramone producing, the recording process was similar to that of the band's 1976 self-titled debut album,. Likewise, the record's style—both lyrically and compositionally—saw the band returning to their roots. The photograph on the album cover, which features silhouettes of the band members, resulted from a "lucky accident" after photographer George DuBose's camera malfunctioned.
Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in 1960s garage rock and other forms of what is now known as "proto-punk" music, punk rock bands rejected perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. They typically produced short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through independent record labels and other informal channels.
The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are sometimes cited as the first true punk rock group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success, the band was influential in the United States and the United Kingdom.
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Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.
Black Label Society is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1998 by Zakk Wylde. To date, the band has released ten studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, one EP, and three video albums.
Mafia is the sixth studio album by heavy metal band Black Label Society, released March 8, 2005. It is one of the band's most commercially successful releases selling over 250,000 copies in the U.S. The track "In This River" was written before the death of Zakk Wylde's friend and fellow guitarist Dimebag Darrell, but it has since been dedicated to him.
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Meat Puppets is an American rock band formed in January 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona. The group's original lineup was Curt Kirkwood (guitar/vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood, and Derrick Bostrom (drums). The Kirkwood brothers met Bostrom while attending Brophy Prep High School in Phoenix. The three then moved to Tempe, Arizona, where the Kirkwood brothers purchased two adjacent homes, one of which had a shed in the back where they regularly practiced.
Saint Etienne are an English band from London, formed in 1990. The band consists of Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs. They became associated with the UK's indie dance scene in the 1990s, beginning with the release of their debut album Foxbase Alpha in 1991. Their work has been described as uniting 1990s club culture with 1960s pop and other disparate influences. The name of the band come from the French football club of AS Saint-Étienne.
Retro Active is a compilation album by the English hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1993. The album features touched-up versions of B-sides and previously unreleased recordings from the band's recording sessions from 1984 to 1993. The album charted at number 9 on the Billboard 200 and No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart.
Too High to Die is the eighth studio album by American rock band the Meat Puppets. The album was released on January 25, 1994, by London Records. It was produced by Butthole Surfers guitarist Paul Leary. The album's title is a parody of The Ramones' 1984 album Too Tough to Die.
Loco Live is the second live album by American punk band the Ramones.
We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones is a 2003 tribute album to the Ramones by various artists. It started when Johnny Ramone was confronted with the idea of a tribute album and was asked if he wanted to participate, to which he agreed, as long as he would have full control over the project. He was able to get Rob Zombie as a co-producer, and call upon different bands to participate. Rob Zombie also did the cover artwork, and Stephen King, a Ramones fan, wrote the liner notes.
Wild in the Streets was the sixth album by the rock band Helix, released in 1987.
Jon Cougar Concentration Camp is a punk rock band from San Diego, California.
One-X is the second studio album by Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. This is their first album recorded as a four-piece band, as Barry Stock joined the group and took over lead guitar from lead singer Adam Gontier.
"Tonight" is a 1993 single by English hard rock band Def Leppard from their 1992 multi-platinum album Adrenalize. It was originally recorded on 5 May 1988 during a break in the Hysteria World Tour as a possible B-side to one of the singles for their fourth album Hysteria but was shelved and re-recorded during the Adrenalize sessions. "Tonight" is the sixth international single from the Adrenalize album. It was the fifth single in both the US and UK. In the US, The song reached #13 on the Mainstream Rock charts, and #62 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at number 34 in the UK singles chart.
"Heaven Is" is a 1993 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their 1992 multi-platinum album Adrenalize. The single reached number 13 in the UK.
"Miss You in a Heartbeat" is a 1994 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their album Retro Active.
"Action" is a self-written and produced 1975 song by the glam rock band Sweet. The song went through several iterations; a 7" single version was recorded at Ian Gillan's Kingsway Studios in London and slightly different versions appear on the albums Strung Up and Give Us a Wink.
"Misfits" was a 1991 single from Australian rock band Cold Chisel, issued to promote the compilation album Chisel. The single only reached number 61 in the national charts and was later dropped from subsequent Chisel re-issue packages. The song was written by organist Don Walker and was recorded during the sessions for the 1980 album East. "Misfits" was originally used as the B-side for that album's third single "My Baby".
"Reaction to Action" is the third single taken from the album Agent Provocateur by the band Foreigner. The song was remixed for this single release, and was released in the U.S. only. It was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, and the B-side, "She's Too Tough", a rockin' Elvis Presley-type song, is also featured on the European single release of "Growing Up the Hard Way".
"Growing Up the Hard Way" is the fourth single taken from the album Agent Provocateur by the band Foreigner, and subsequently released only in Europe in May 1985. The song was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, and the B-side, "She's Too Tough", a rockin' Elvis Presley-type song, is also featured on the American single release of "Reaction to Action".
"Durango 95" is a short instrumental by the punk rock band The Ramones. It is the fourth track on their eighth studio album Too Tough to Die. The song is a cultural reference to the car driven by Malcolm McDowell's character in the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange. The cover of the Too Tough to Die LP recalled a scene in the film.
Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! is the fourth studio album by American rock band Panic! at the Disco. The album was released on October 8, 2013 on Decaydance and Fueled by Ramen. Recorded as a three-piece, the album was produced by Butch Walker, and is the first and only album to feature bassist Dallon Weekes since he officially joined the band in 2010. This was also the final album to feature drummer Spencer Smith.