|Released:||July 20, 1981|
53:15 (Expanded Edition)
|Last Album:||End of the Century |
|This Album:||Pleasant Dreams|
|Next Album:||Subterranean Jungle |
Pleasant Dreams is the sixth studio album by the American punk rock band the Ramones. It was released on July 20, 1981 through 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 album's lyrics also closely follow the fallout between Joey Ramone and Johnny Ramone due to Johnny "stealing" Joey's girl.
The cover art of Pleasant Dreams was the first Ramones album cover to not feature an image of the band. Pleasant Dreams is also Ramones' first album to not feature any cover song. Songwriting is credited entirely either to vocalist Joey Ramone or bassist Dee Dee Ramone, as such, this is the only album not to feature an "outside" songwriter.
The album was certified gold in Argentina in 1993 (sales over 30.000 copies). The album was re-released by Rhino Records on August 20, 2002. The re-issue CD booklet included original album cover concept art which incorporated a photograph of the band. The reason this concept was discarded in favor of the final cover art is unknown.