Ramones – Subterranean Jungle
Hand signed by: Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Joey Ramone & Marky Ramone
Subterranean Jungle is the seventh studio album by the American punk rock band the Ramones, released by Sire Records in February 1983. The album appealed to a hardcore punk rock style rather than featuring several pop oriented pieces; this is due to the fact that guitarist Johnny Ramone received more leeway with steering the overall genre with his hard rock influenced riffs. The recording sessions saw disputes between band members, mainly because many of the band members were dealing with alcohol addiction, or in bassist Dee Dee Ramone’s case, cocaine.
The album begins with two cover songs, and features a third on Side B. Lyrics circle various themes, while the structuring of the songs shifted towards hard rock, psychedelic rock. The album was deemed by critics to be an attempt to retreat to the band’s roots and received mostly positive reviews. Subterranean Jungle was not very successful commercially, peaking at number 83 on the US Billboard 200 and failing to chart internationally. The singles released from the album didn’t chart either.
Custom Designed Vertical Award Style with Genuine RIAA Platinum Award Album
Measures: 20” x 40” x 2”