Reminiscing on the Ramones debut, 40 years later

The Ramones released their debut album in April 1976. On the iconic cover, the boys pose their leather jackets and tough-guy stance in front of a graffitied brick wall. “Ramones” and songs like “Blitzkrieg Bop” kick-started the punk movement. They appealed to disaffected kids who were ready for a change from ‘70s arena rock.