Bop Til You Drop
Steve Abell | Texas | 01/29/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD lasts 53 minutes and only the last 13 minutes address the album "Pleasant Dreams". The story of the Ramones has been told many, many times now in books and films. The obscure session musicians and tired looking rock journalists featured in this production bring absolutely nothing new to the table. Once again the story of four boys from Forest Hills who wanted to play rock'n'roll is told. Most of the Ramones footage comes from the VHS movie "We're Outta Here". The only thing that I've never seen before is an interview and performance from the "Tomorrow" show. The performance from the "Tomorrow" show of "The KKK Took My Baby Away" is used twice. The description of the movie might lead one to believe that, much like the DVDs of the making of Iron Maiden's "Number Of The Beast" or Judas Priest's "British Steel", we are going to see an in depth documentary on what it took to make "Pleasant Dreams". We learn absolutely nothing about what happened during the production of "Pleasant Dreams". I think the producers of this DVD saw that there was an American movie called "End Of The Century" so they called their crappy half-ass Ramones movie "Pleasant Dreams". The only redeeming feature of this movie is the footage of The Ramones themselves. I know Ramones fans are going to buy this anyway but it makes me sick to think that the talentless hacks behind this DVD are going to make money selling such a poor product with The Ramones name on it."