Connect with us

Great Forgotten Songs #98 – Ramones “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)”

Ramones 1989

ARTICLES

Great Forgotten Songs #98 – Ramones “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)”

This Ramones song is from their 1989 album Brain Drain, their eleventh studio album. It is the last release to feature bassist/lyricist/vocalist Dee Dee Ramone, the first release to feature Marky Ramone since his firing after Subterranean Jungle, and the last studio album on Sire Records.

“Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” was included in the movie soundtrack Christmas With The Kranks.

Hear the song below:

Despite being featured on the album, Dee Dee did not play any bass and several session musicians played instead. About the making of the album, Dee Dee wrote in his autobiography, Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones:

It was tough recording the Brain Drain album because everyone took their shit out on me. I dreaded being around them. It drove me away — I didn’t even end up playing on the album. Everybody in the band had problems; girlfriend problems, money problems, mental problems.

Dee Dee Ramone talked about the album in his autobiography:

It was tough recording the Brain Drain album because everyone took their shit out on me. I dreaded being around them. It drove me away — I didn’t even end up playing on the album. Everybody in the band had problems; girlfriend problems, money problems, mental problems.

Hear more Great Forgotten Songs

I am a 23 year-old brazilian journalist, a classic rock and heavy metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When i became a journalist i knew i wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world!

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

O seu endereço de e-mail não será publicado. Campos obrigatórios são marcados com *

More in ARTICLES

Advertisement
To Top