Legendary Ramones singer Joey Ramone was interviewed on the Christmas 1989 edition of MTV’s 120 Minutes and he revealed to Dave Kendall his favorite albums of the 1980s. The musician loved bands like AC/DC and Motörhead.
Joey Ramone said about favorite albums and bands of the 80’s:
AC/DC “Who Made Who”
Motörhead “No Remorse”
The Ramones album “Too Tough To Die”
Desert island albums
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in 1990, the musician listed the 6 albums he would take to a desert island, Motörhead and AC/DC were again on the list.
The soundtrack from ”Help.” I probably wouldn’t pick any of our albums because we’re always playing and if I was on an island, I’d rather hear something else. Know what I mean? The first Who album. [The Rolling Stones’] ”December’s Children.” The ”Maximum Overdrive” album by AC/DC. Motorhead’s ”No Remorse.” And I’d take the Sex Pistols’ first album.
- Beatles “Help”
- The Who “My Generation”
- The Rolling Stones “December’s Children”
- AC/DC “Maximum Overdrive”
- Motörhead “No Remorse”
- Sex Pistols “Never Mind the Bollocks”
The death of Joey Ramone
Joey Ramone died from lymphoma at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on April 15, 2001, a month before he would have turned 50. He was reportedly listening to the song “In a Little While” by U2 when he died.
In an interview in 2014 for Radio 538, U2 lead singer Bono confirmed that Joey Ramone’s family told him that Ramone listened to the song before he died, which Andy Shernoff (The Dictators) also confirmed.