Pleasant Dreams Explained

Pleasant Dreams
Type:studio
Artist:The Ramones
Background:Orange
Released:July 29, 1981
Genre:Rock
Recorded:March–April 1981
Length:33:53 (original)
53:15 (Expanded Edition)
Label:Sire
Producer:Graham Gouldman
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Rhino Records Expanded Release:

Last Album:End of the Century
(1980)
This Album:Pleasant Dreams
(1981)
Next Album:Subterranean Jungle
(1983)

Pleasant Dreams is the sixth album by the American punk rock band Ramones. It was released in 1981 (see 1981 in music) by Sire Records. Pleasant Dreams reached #58 on the US Billboard album charts. It was frowned upon by guitarist Johnny Ramone because to him it sounded "too slick" and is generally viewed as part of the Ramones' pop experimentation.

The cover art of Pleasant Dreams was the first Ramones album cover to not feature an image of the band.

The album was certified gold in Argentina in 1993 (sales over 30.000 copies). The album was re-released by Rhino Records on August 20th, 2002.

Track listing

  1. "We Want the Airwaves" (Joey Ramone) – 3:22
  2. "All's Quiet on the Eastern Front" (Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:14
  3. "The KKK Took My Baby Away" (Joey Ramone) – 2:32
  4. "Don't Go" (Joey Ramone) – 2:48
  5. "You Sound Like You're Sick" (Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:42
  6. "It's Not My Place (In the 9 to 5 World)" (Joey Ramone) – 3:24
  7. "She's a Sensation" (Joey Ramone) – 3:29
  8. "7-11" (Joey Ramone) – 3:38
  9. "You Didn't Mean Anything to Me" (Dee Dee Ramone) – 3:00
  10. "Come On Now" (Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:33
  11. "This Business Is Killing Me" (Joey Ramone) – 2:41
  12. "Sitting in My Room" (Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:30

2002 Expanded Edition CD (Warner Archives/Rhino) bonus tracks

  1. "Touring (1981 version)" (Joey Ramone) – 2:49
  2. "I Can't Get You Out of My Mind" (Ramones) – 3:24
  3. "Chop Suey (Alternate Version)" (Joey Ramone) – 3:32
  4. "Sleeping Troubles (Demo)" (Ramones) – 2:07
  5. "Kicks to Try (Demo)" (Ramones) – 2:09
  6. "I'm Not an Answer (Demo)" (Ramones) – 2:55
  7. "Stares in This Town (Demo)" (Ramones) – 2:26

Personnel

Ramones

Additional musicians

Additional personnel