Ramones songs were basically structured the same as regular songs, but played fast, so they became short. When I saw the Beatles at Shea Stadium, they played a half-hour show. I figured that if the Beatles played a half-hour at Shea Stadium, the Ramones should only do about fifteen minutes. You get in your best material, and leave them wanting more. I don’t think anyone should play for more than an hour.
I knew that someday it had to end. What a great job, what great fans we had. I mean, there are people who really have to work for a living. They work in coal mines; they sweep streets; they collect garbage. Being in a band was taxing on the mind because of all the travel, and there were certain pressures, but it was nothing like real work that most people do. I'm sure baseball is more grueling. I was very lucky.
Johnny Ramone's All-Time Top Ten1. Baseball2. Rock and roll3. Politics4. Elvis5. Horror films6. Film7. Rock films8. Science fiction films9. Reference books10. Television
And this: no one looked better with a guitar than Johnny Ramone.