Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ramones: The Steel Reserves Sessions

 (All cover art by Ian)


Sure you knew the Ramones (more HERE) licensed "Blitzkrieg Bop" to Budweiser but did you know they wrote and recorded a trio of tracks for the Steel Reserves Brewing Company back in 1994? Well, the weird thing is not only did they do that but that the songs are gallons of fun, much more so then a lot of the CJ era. Since I've never even heard of Steel Reserves beer, I'm able to enjoy these without bitter sell-out after-taste





While I have no song-writing credits on these songs, "Gimme My Steel Reserve" bears more than a passing resemblance to Dee Dee's "All is Quiet on the Eastern Front" from 1981's Pleasant Dreams.




Ramones-maniacs:
Whaddya make of the 
Ramones flogging beer?
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24 comments:

  1. As we near the end of our Ramones series, things get quieter.
    Feel free to change that by letting us know what
    you think of these here Steel Reserves jingles.
    https://rapidshare.com/files/3687759222/Rm_SR_94.rar

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  2. sometimes flogging a product can lead to perverse classics . . . the who, for instance, selling great shakes instant shake mix or cream for falstaff beer . . .

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    1. Or The Stones shilling for breakfast cereal.

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  3. "Fill My Cup" - Yes please!!! - Everytime I hear those handclaps/that drumbeat, I can't wipe the smile from my face.

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    1. It's kinda shocking how good these are , isn't it?

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  4. There was certianly enough beer (Steel Reserve and otherwise) spilled in the name of Ramones music, so why not? I gotta hear this!--Bill

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  5. awesome post, thanks! i have on cassette somewhere a really goofy jingle demo called "Lemon Go Lightly" by power pop band The Raspberries, circa 1970 or so, for a Clairol hair product, that while a novelty, is really........crummy!!! jim

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    1. Still an awesome rarity for some Raspberries fan out there.

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  6. Cool! I like the first song the best. For some I reason, I am now very thirsty ;-)

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  7. Really good songs for a really bad beer. Tastes like a skunk pissed in warm vomit. It's ironic since Johnny was very picky about the beer served backstage.

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    1. "Really good songs for a really bad beer" I wish I'd written that!

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  8. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  9. gotta make dough

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  10. This gets my vote for rarest Ramones post so far ! I love it, 1st song w/the hand claps 5 star last song 4 star... Unless your sitttin' on some supper rare stuff this seems like a good one to end it on before it gets stale. BTW If anyones interested in the video of Joeys last show @ the Continental 12/11/2000 I could post it, its 3.5GB Video_TS and better quality than the small versions floating around.

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    1. 1) Sorry but I had to post we're outta here as the final end of this series (i think you'll agree it;s a worthy cloes-out)

      2) If you post the JR video, please send me a link!

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  11. Great songs for shitty malt liquor made by Miller/Coors. Thanks man!

    btw, why can't I make comments on Safari??

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  12. really, really horrible beer- but thanks for the songs- I have never heard these before-

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    1. These came to light about three years ago but I never heard them till I was preparing this series.

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  13. Love this!! I'm loving all the rare Ramones stuff!! Thanks!!

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