Your Guide To This Week’s Three Big Ramones Memes

In honor of—oh, lets just say the 20th anniversary of Pet Semetary—-here are three Ramones memes making the rounds. In the spirit of their three-chords, fast-and-loose, gone-in-two-minutes style, I only picked memes that were made as hastily as this post. In fact some of these memes are so crappy that I’m kind of suspicious that it might even be making fun of memes themselves and the people (read: me) who so hungrily consume them like pancakes off of a rabbit’s head. I’m sure that last sentence ties into something Greil Marcus one said about punk and situationism, but 11 a.m. is early for me. So:

1. The Ramones With Lead Guitar
Yes, it’s an easy gag. Yes, it was probably made in the 29 minutes it takes to listen to a Ramones album. But the entire first Ramones album played with some dude wheedling away into what sounds like his laptop’s direct input made me smile. It made me smile in a way that made me realize that most of the best L.A. spandex rock bands of the ’80s (Poison, et al) were just dudes playing Ramones songs with some sad dude wheedling away in the front. [Ramones With Lead Guitar]

2. The Ramones Love It!
Two seconds of audio proves that “Blitzkrieg Bop” was a really a soda commercial. Not to be confused with the actual beer commercial that ruined “Blitzkrieg Bop” for a generation. [YTMND]

3. Ramones Legos
OK, I like this Lego version of “Rock And Roll High School.” I’m only human. [YouTube]

  • K-milo

    Rammstein covering “Pet Sematary”

  • Richaod

    Ramones with Lead Guitar is genius – I’m actually surprised no one (including myself) had thought of it before. It sounds like rather awesome prog to me…

    That YTMND is truly a mondegreen for the ages.

    Wait, did he just call Poison one of the best rock bands of the 80′s?

  • Dickdogfood

    You neglected to mention the actual cell phone commercial that ruined “Blitzkrieg Bop” for a generation.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the “memes.”

    Ramones with lead guitar is dreck.

  • spankyjoe

    Wow. I can’t decide if Ramones with Lead Guitar is my new bestest favorite thing ever, or if it’s an affront to everything I hold dear.

    Maybe both.

  • joshservo

    Nobody’s said, “Rameems,” yet, huh?

    Okay. Well, I just did. Yay.

  • joshservo

    Also, here’s the good-er version of “RWLG”: []