$5 MP3 Album Deal: The Ramones ‘Greatest Hits’

As part of Amazon’s monthly $5 MP3 album deals for August 2012, The RamonesGreatest Hits is on sale for only $5. If you would like a physical copy of The Ramones Greatest Hits, the CD is available for only $7.60.

Young or old, no matter who you are, you’ve no doubt bopped your noggin to the beat of a Ramones tune at least once in your life. It’s an autonomic reaction to the infectious beat created by a ragtag group of ne’er-do-wells sporting matching black hair, who sprung up out of Forest Hills, Queens, NYC in 1974 as a reaction to the lame pop music of the times. They had no particular message, no impressive musical ability – just the doo-wop velvet voice of Joey Ramone and four simple chords that literally anyone can play all sped up in 4/4 time by a simple backbeat and hard driving bass. Greatest Hits is an essential album for everyone’s collection and includes such popular songs as “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Rockaway Beach,” and “Rock “˜N’ Roll High School.” If you don’t already own at least one of the 14 studio albums The Ramones recorded over the 21 years when they were an active touring band, then you must buy Greatest Hits right now. (Today actually marks the 16th anniversary of the band’s final performance together.)

Browse all 1,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99 each.

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Geek Art: ‘Guitar Lessons’ Features 35 Rock Guitar Greats
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Artist Maxim Dalton has created a new illustration called “Guitar Lessons” which features 35 rock guitar greats.

Dalton plans to offer up posters for this, and that there will be 50 hand-signed and numbered giclée prints at 19 x 25 inches. The cost will be around $40, plus $11 shipping for the U.S. and Europe. Visit the artist’s site for an up-close look at each guitarist, and to reserve a limited edition print.

Here’s a list of all the guitarists in the illustration…

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