Ramones - Road To Ruin / Default / Default
Road to Ruin shows a more "classic" pop sound as well as a shift to a more serious personality to the music, a theme that would remain in later albums, most notably the band's fifth album End of the Century (1980). The influence of 1960s girl groups is evident, as well as the influence of The Byrds on tracks including "Don't Come Close" and the cover of “Needles and Pins”, originally by Jackie DeShannon and later a hit for The Searchers. The album also contains the track “I Wanna Be Sedated”, one of the band's most famous songs. It was the first Ramones album to feature new drummer Marky Ramone, replacing founding member Tommy Ramone.