>listen to their debut
>"oh this is dark and unsettling, what a grim song to end on, can't wait to hear more of it"
>listen to anything else they made
>it's sappy teenybopper fodder
Why does their debut eclipse everything else they did? With its production, s/t feels grimy and dangerous, but everything afterward is so clean and bloodless. Yeah, the Ramones were always "just bubblegum pop with distorted guitars", but that doesn't mean it has to actually feel like pop. Let's Dance does it better than anything off Rocket to Russia and still inspires intrigue.
What happened? Where'd the balls go?