Monday, September 10, 2018

Ramones stream S.L.U.G. remix from expanded Road To Ruin reissue

The Ramones are streaming the 2018 remix of their rare track, “S.L.U.G.”, as the latest preview to the September 21 release of an expanded 40th anniversary reissue of their 1978 album, “Road To Ruin.”

A demo of the tune from 1977’s “Rocket To Russia” first surfaced on an expanded 2001 CD version of the project; the 2018 remix by producer Ed Stasium is one of two versions – the other a “basic rough mix” – that appear on the second disc of the forthcoming 3CD package alongside a series of previously-unreleased extras.

The “Road To Ruin” reissue presents an original and new mix of the Ramones’ fourth album, which saw the introduction of drummer Marky Ramone after founding member Tommy Ramone exited the lineup to oversee production and songwriting for the group.

The set also includes a previously-unreleased recording of the band’s entire 1979 New Year’s Eve concert that was mixed live-to-air on WNEW-FM by Stasium and sourced from Tommy’s original mixing board console cassette.

The 40th anniversary package has been previously been previewed with a rough mix of “I Wanna Be Sedated”, and live versions of the New York band’s classic tracks “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” and “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment.”

“Road To Ruin” will be available as 3CD/1LP Deluxe Edition box set and a single disc version, with both available via digital formats.

See also:

Ramones stream 1979 live version of Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
Ramones stream 1979 live version of Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
Ramones preview expanded Road To Ruin 40th anniversary reissue
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