The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Kory » 26 May 2016, 3:20pm

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Kory wrote:Why doesn't Sony care enough to do this for The Clash? They would make a lot of money if they actually spent any time trying to take it.
The Ramones are more popular.
Is that true? The Ramones have more cool cred, but I'd say the Clash have a wider potential audience due to stuff like SISOSIG and RtC. It could be that bands like the Ramones, because they aren't more widely popular, are better suited for these kind of niche, obsessive packages. None of these intense release packages pursue anybody but those who have already bought the album fifteen times already, no?
I could see it. Imagine being at a club seeing some local band, and the amount of people that would flip their lids over a cover of Blitzkreig Bop vs. RTC.
Right, it comes down to who the presumed audience is. Amongst punk fans, Ramones will likely win out. Amongst "rock" fans—a much bigger and vaguer group—I'd guess that the Clash grab more.
I'm just baffled that they don't want our money. Feet to the fire, I say.
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 May 2016, 3:36pm

Kory wrote:I'm just baffled that they don't want our money. Feet to the fire, I say.
Well, that's all Mick's fault, hiding tapes in his shed and all that.
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Kory » 26 May 2016, 3:58pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:I'm just baffled that they don't want our money. Feet to the fire, I say.
Well, that's all Mick's fault, hiding tapes in his shed and all that.
HE OWES THE FANS
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Marky Dread » 26 May 2016, 4:30pm

Kory wrote:Why doesn't Sony care enough to do this for The Clash? They would make a lot of money if they actually spent any time trying to take it.
Sony won't employ me so fuck 'em.
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Kory » 26 May 2016, 4:38pm

Marky Dread wrote:
Kory wrote:Why doesn't Sony care enough to do this for The Clash? They would make a lot of money if they actually spent any time trying to take it.
Sony won't employ me so fuck 'em.
FUCK SONY FOREVER
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Marky Dread » 26 May 2016, 4:40pm

Kory wrote:
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Kory wrote:Why doesn't Sony care enough to do this for The Clash? They would make a lot of money if they actually spent any time trying to take it.
Sony won't employ me so fuck 'em.
FUCK SONY FOREVER
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 May 2016, 5:00pm

Marky Dread wrote:
Kory wrote:Why doesn't Sony care enough to do this for The Clash? They would make a lot of money if they actually spent any time trying to take it.
Sony won't employ me so fuck 'em.
Seriously, I have no doubt whatsoever that, kid-in-a-candy-store access to the Clash library, Marky would put together some exceptional packages that we'd all sell left nuts and ovaries to get.
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Kory » 26 May 2016, 5:04pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
Kory wrote:Why doesn't Sony care enough to do this for The Clash? They would make a lot of money if they actually spent any time trying to take it.
Sony won't employ me so fuck 'em.
Seriously, I have no doubt whatsoever that, kid-in-a-candy-store access to the Clash library, Marky would put together some exceptional packages that we'd all sell left nuts and ovaries to get.
I'd sell all my ovaries.
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 May 2016, 5:25pm

Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
Kory wrote:Why doesn't Sony care enough to do this for The Clash? They would make a lot of money if they actually spent any time trying to take it.
Sony won't employ me so fuck 'em.
Seriously, I have no doubt whatsoever that, kid-in-a-candy-store access to the Clash library, Marky would put together some exceptional packages that we'd all sell left nuts and ovaries to get.
I'd sell all my ovaries.
Hey, bozo, guys only have one ovary.
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Wolter » 26 May 2016, 5:39pm

You forget that the Ramones have been marketed to high heaven as T-shirt fodder for a while now. I would argue that their name is more sellable in 2016 than the Clash, even if that may not have always been the case, and may not be the case in the future.

Also, I have heard "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop" at least as often on the radio in the past 20 years as any given Clash song.
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Kory » 26 May 2016, 5:40pm

Wolter wrote:You forget that the Ramones have been marketed to high heaven as T-shirt fodder for a while now. I would argue that their name is more sellable in 2016 than the Clash, even if that may not have always been the case, and may not be the case in the future.

Also, I have heard "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop" at least as often on the radio in the past 20 years as any given Clash song.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
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Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Flex » 26 May 2016, 5:41pm

Wolter wrote:You forget that the Ramones have been marketed to high heaven as T-shirt fodder for a while now. I would argue that their name is more sellable in 2016 than the Clash, even if that may not have always been the case, and may not be the case in the future.

Also, I have heard "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop" at least as often on the radio in the past 20 years as any given Clash song.
Side note: Ramones t-shirts tend to be really good. The album covers and their logo translate super well to the shirt format.
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 May 2016, 5:52pm

Wolter wrote:You forget that the Ramones have been marketed to high heaven as T-shirt fodder for a while now. I would argue that their name is more sellable in 2016 than the Clash, even if that may not have always been the case, and may not be the case in the future.

Also, I have heard "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop" at least as often on the radio in the past 20 years as any given Clash song.
Depends on the radio station. I've heard the Clash in grocery stores and banks. That is a real kick in the nuts in terms of their cool factor or punk cred, something that the Ramones will always have over them, but I'm skeptical that the Ramones' potential audience is greater than the Clash. The latter became a big name rock band; the former, I don't think, ever left the punk tag. Not a slur on them by any means, but being labeled a genre band (just as with writers) does limit your popularity.

edit: If the Ramones are more popular than the Clash, however nostalgic popularity is determined, it isn't a clearcut thing.
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Re: The Ramones song you're thinking about right now

Post by Kory » 26 May 2016, 9:05pm

Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:You forget that the Ramones have been marketed to high heaven as T-shirt fodder for a while now. I would argue that their name is more sellable in 2016 than the Clash, even if that may not have always been the case, and may not be the case in the future.

Also, I have heard "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop" at least as often on the radio in the past 20 years as any given Clash song.
Side note: Ramones t-shirts tend to be really good. The album covers and their logo translate super well to the shirt format.
Patches, badges, and stickers, too.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

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Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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