The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first punk rock group.http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/ramones/bio.jhtml#/music/artist/ramones/bio.jhtmlhttp://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=1775
The self-titled debut album by the Ramones was released on April 23 1976 (see 1976 in music).
Ramones is a 1992 album by Screeching Weasel covering the first album by The Ramones in its entirety. The band was approached to cover the album at a party for the completion of their fourth album, Wiggle. Having just lost bassist Johnny Personality, the band was unsure of its future, and they claim that the recording of these covers helped revitalize them.