Album: Too Tough To Die
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Maybe because Tommy was in the producer’s chair for the first time since Road to Ruin way back in 1978, the Ramones eighth album, 1984’s Too Tough To Die was hailed as a comeback. But man, I never heard it as such.
I actually heard it as a bit of a mess: Johnny’s instrumental co-existing with Dee Dee’s hardcore songs co-existing with the big keyboard-driven epics smack in the middle added up to an album that was lacking in something. And that something was melody.