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I've just been getting into the Ramones, and As far as I can see, aren't they famous just for knowing how to play power chords and that's about it? Don't get me wrong I'm loving the tunes, it's just seriously, as a punk guitarist (in the style of punk that the Ramones too, can't you just be a professional paid musician and all you need to know is how to play power chords?I mean they don't even play solos for goodness sake!
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I've just been getting into the Ramones, and As far as I can see, aren't they famous just for knowing how to play power chords and that's about it? Don't get me wrong I'm loving the tunes, it's just seriously, as a punk guitarist (in the style of punk that the Ramones too, can't you just be a professional paid musician and all you need to know is how to play power chords?I mean they don't even play solos for goodness sake!


If it sounds good people will like it, it doesn't always have to be insane shredding all the time to sound good.
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#3
Ramones was probably the first real punk rock group, they created a brand new sound, thats probably why they're popular, and their music is good ^^
#5
Solos aren;t big in punk to my knowledge, and I think its more about attitude and I guess songwriting/lyrical content than it is neccesarily about amazin technical skills. Also look at allthe three chord and capo songwriters, they are not always great guitarists either, but guys like John Fogerty, Bob Dylan etxc have made great contributions to popular music.
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Just remember K.I.S.S (no relation to Ace and co) and you will find enlightenment young Weedhopper. That is the way to true punk rock.
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#7
spiderman has a solo
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#8
A good solo compliments a song ; it doesn't define it. Remember that and you'll have it a lot easier in a band setting!
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If it sounds good people will like it, it doesn't always have to be insane shredding all the time to sound good.


Everybody here already knows this. Stop posting it; it's ****ing boring.
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A good solo compliments a song ; it doesn't define it. Remember that and you'll have it a lot easier in a band setting!



Alright I agree, but Freebird is a legendary solo, and to most people it defines the song!
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Alright I agree, but Freebird is a legendary solo, and to most people it defines the song!


Did you know that song originally started off with only a 4 bar solo at the end? It was slowly extended after playing it and ended up as is. If you take the Freebird solo out of Freebird you still end up with an amazingly well written song with killer piano and slide guitar. Songs are the base ; the cake if you will. Solo's are always the icing. If you eat a piece of cake with killer icing but you bite into and it's shit it ain't a good cake. That goes for any legendary solo :

November Rain
Comfortably Numb
Stairway
Fade To Black
Crazy Train
Back In Back

Strip 'em down and you still have a kick ass song!

Now I do wish the "guitar solo" would make a comeback in prominent modern rock though!
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Did you know that song originally started off with only a 4 bar solo at the end? It was slowly extended after playing it and ended up as is. If you take the Freebird solo out of Freebird you still end up with an amazingly well written song with killer piano and slide guitar.

from what i remember, the solo was extended to give the singer a few minutes to take a break. he basicly told the rest of the band that he needed some time to grab water and rest his voice, so to just have some fun for a while. of course the song ended up being one of those songs that ends concerts, which kinda killed that goal


ramones are great because of the attitude they bring, not because they are technically outstanding. a lot of it was them rebelling against the over produced music that was out there, and a lot of people related to it. and the songs are catchy as hell too
#15
The point is not that they're playing just powerchords. They got something else that works with them, something that makes it all click.
#16
If it sounds good, people likes it.

It's like when you are jamming random stuff. If it sounds good, it is good. Trust your ears, etc.


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As far as im concerned with punk the three key ingredients are, sound, attitude, and how well you can make people feel what your playing. and as far as the ramones go they are indeed the grandfathers of punk and because they created something new they were revered for it.
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Ramones was probably the first real punk rock group, they created a brand new sound, thats probably why they're popular, and their music is good ^^


ever heard of the stooges? you may call them 'protopunk' but theyre authentic to me. and johnny ramone decided to start a band after going to a stooges show in NYC
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I've just been getting into the Ramones, and As far as I can see, aren't they famous just for knowing how to play power chords and that's about it? Don't get me wrong I'm loving the tunes, it's just seriously, as a punk guitarist (in the style of punk that the Ramones too, can't you just be a professional paid musician and all you need to know is how to play power chords?I mean they don't even play solos for goodness sake!


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spiderman has a solo


Wasn't played by Johnny Ramone. He barely played leads; and almost never live.

All the solos in The Ramones' later music were done by Studio musicians.