Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK 7" 1976 (Sire - 6078 601)
US 7" 1976 (Sire - SAA-725)

1 Blitzkrieg Bop 2:12
2 Havana Affair 2:00

Chart Placings



UK 7":

Produced by Craig Leon. From the album Ramones 9103 253


US 7":

Produced by Craig Leon. From the LP Ramones

Additional Credits

Joey Ramone - vocals
Johnny Ramone - guitar
Dee Dee Ramone - bass
Tommy Ramone - drums

Recorded at Plaza Sound, Radio City Music Hall, New York, 1976

Reviews & Opinions

GREGG TURNER, BACK DOOR MAN, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 1976: And speaking of urban grease, the Ramones' 'Blitzkrieg Bop' s an item you shouldn't lose any sleep over. It's the best tune off an unbelievably tedious and unnecessary album. If lead-singer Joey Ramone wasn't so preoccupied with sporting a particularly nauseatingly pseudo-limey drawl, 'Bop' might even be tolerable. As it stands, the song is disappointing and the first black mark to blemish the heralded "NY scene". [Punky Gibbon note: Gregg Turner is the very same Greegg Turner who later played in Angry Samoans.]

Additional Notes

Although both songs are the same recordings as the LP versions, 'Blitzkrieg Bop' is presented in a slightly different mix. There are also copies of the US single with a mono mix of the A-Side (the label states "mono"). The US version also spells the A-Side "Blitzkreig Bop".


Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop - UK 7" 1976 (Sire - 6078 601)Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop - UK 7" 1976 (Sire - 6078 601)

UK 7" 1976 (Sire - 6078 601). Very, very few in picture sleeve (and good luck finding one of these!); the rest in company sleeve. Click here for more

Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop - US 7" 1976 (Sire - SAA-725)Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop - US 7" 1976 (Sire - SAA-725)

US 7" 1976 (Sire - SAA-725). Company sleeve. Click here for more


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